FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Jets pumped up the volume during practice Thursday for two reasons: to simulate the noise they'll encounter at Lambeau Field and get their defense ready for Green Bay's no-huddle attack.
According to ESPN, the Packers average 35.3 seconds in real time between plays, which ranks sixth in the NFL. And the home-field advantage will work against the Jets -- if they let it.
Linebacker David Harris and safety Dawan Landry have the toughest jobs on defense because they're responsible for relaying the calls to the rest of the unit.
Rex Ryan said practicing no-huddle tends to be difficult, "and so the best way to do that, I've found out through the years, is you give the offense the play and you let them break the huddle and as they're breaking the huddle and are getting to their formation, then you signal in your defense."
The Jets won only two road games in 2013, so starting with a "W" in Green Bay could set the tone. "Got to start fast," Calvin Pace said. "And don't allow them to have big plays and get the crowd into it. Again, it's a challenge . . . But you've just got to go out and play, keep the ball in front of us and stop the run. I think if we do that, we'll have a chance."
Green Bay is 5-1 in home openers with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.
Dee Milliner (ankle), Willie Colon (calf) and Josh Bush (quadriceps) were limited and A.J. Edds (hamstring) did not practice. Jeff Cumberland returned after tending to a family matter in Ohio . . . Packers running back Eddie Lacy (concussion) practiced fully and is expected to play . . . Ryan said the competition in practice was "outstanding," adding that "guys were getting after it" and "we had a few little brush-ups." But he was "disappointed" by some practice-squadders who blew their assignments.