For the last few years, the Jets haven’t really been known for anything. Sometimes they were a passing team, sometimes they ran the ball. They were more reactive on both sides of the ball than they were about dictating how a game would be played.

No longer.

“This is the first time I’ve experienced a team that has a true identity,” guard Brandon Moore said. “You know it. Everybody knows what we do. We go into games and we know exactly what it takes for us to win. I’ve never seen that come alive the way it is right now.”

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Moore said it’s not a knock against former coaches, even the ones he had in college. But the basics of the game allow the Jets to enhance that identity.

“We take a lot of pride in the way we play football and that has helped us elevate our game and elevate our confidence,” he said. “Guys are really relishing the fact that we know what we need to do to win a game. We have to run the football and we have to hit people on defense. When you grow up and play football, that’s how it’s first taught to you. I think guys are really enjoying that and seeing it work to our advantage.”