The Jets (2-9) insist they haven't given up -- even though the final score of Monday night's Motown Massacre proved otherwise.
A day after their 38-3 loss to the Bills, Rex Ryan and his players stressed they'll continue to fight for the remainder of the season. And with the playoffs now officially out of reach, pride and five games is all they have left to play for.
But even though their roster leaves much to be desired, the Jets say talent isn't their issue.
"We might not be as talented or as deep as other teams in certain areas," Ryan said, "but I think we have more than enough talent to be competitive and to obviously have a better record than we do.
" . . . Obviously, those results aren't to my standards or the Jets' standards, anybody's standards," added the coach, who plans to "look at myself first" as he evaluates ways to improve. "But again, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop fighting and stop competing because I'm going to."
Said center Nick Mangold: "I think the biggest thing that we don't have right now is execution. We've got very talented guys in this locker room, but when we're not all on the same page every play, it's not going to get the job done."
Mo's toe an issue
Ryan assumed Muhammad Wilkerson got an X-ray on Monday night on his injured toe, but he didn't have specifics. "I know he is getting treatment, and he doesn't look great," Ryan said of Wilkerson, who left the game in the first half and did not return.
Rookie tight end Jace Amaro is going through the concussion protocol, Ryan said. It's unclear when he'll be cleared to play.