FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Sunday's loss to the Bengals was brutal, but not painful enough for burial.
Coach Rex Ryan told the Jets on Monday not to watch video of their 49-9 loss in Cincinnati. Instead, he encouraged them to focus on the team that lies ahead: the Saints.
"We handed out all the grade sheets to the players and they're going to watch the tape on their own, but for us to sit in there, go over it again when we know exactly what happened, I thought it would be more beneficial to move on to New Orleans," Ryan said.
By the afternoon, all of his players had reviewed the video. "Everyone's watched it. And everyone's seen their mistakes," said backup quarterback Matt Simms, who replaced Geno Smith in the fourth quarter.
Defensive end Leger Douzable said: "Everybody knows what happened -- we got our butts kicked from beginning to end. That's probably one of the worst losses I've had in my career."
After the Jets lost to New England, 45-3, in Week 13 of 2010, Ryan chose not to have his players watch the video. He also buried the game ball. Asked Sunday to compare the emotions after the two losses, Ryan said: "On a scale of 1-10, this one's a 10. But that one to New England was like an 11."
Blame the DBs?
The Jets' much-hyped defensive line mustered only one quarterback hit on Andy Dalton. Why, you ask?
"It works hand in hand," said defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, whose sack was the only quarterback hit. "We need the DBs to hold up the receivers so us up front can get a little rush. If you're not getting any type of hands pressing on the receivers, then by the time we go to make a move on the offensive linemen, the ball was thrown out of Andy's hand. There's not too much we can do about that up front."
Wilkerson, who got his first career interception Sunday, insisted "we're brothers and we're all going to stick together and learn from these mistakes."
Ryan will wait until Wednesday to provide injury updates, but tight end Jeff Cumberland could have a concussion after leaving the game in the third quarter with a head injury.