FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - "Unacceptable.''
That's how Todd Bowles described the Jets' defensive effort in Sunday's 34-20 road loss to the Raiders. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed.
"There's a million words,'' Revis said. "It can be disgusting, it can be unacceptable. We felt like we didn't play Jet football on Sunday. We just didn't play up to our standards.''
ProFootballFocus.com counted 19 missed tackles. Bowles kept his own stats. "Believe me, they were a lot higher,'' he said. "They were in the 20s.''
Bowles said he agreed with Muhammad Wilkerson and David Harris, who called out the unit for a lack of energy.
"Yes, there were some loafs on defense for the first time this year,'' Bowles said. "They were minor loafs, but they were still loafs, and we've got to have everybody to the ball.
"We normally don't loaf. I think we're splitting hairs here. We're not saying people were just dogging it all the way to the ball.''
The key to tackling is simple, Bowles said: "It's effort, it's technique, it's fundamentals and it's want to.''
Coaches went over the corrections with players and stressed wrapping up, taking better angles and hustling to the ball.
So is there a way to hold guys accountable?
"There's a way,'' Bowles said. "And we do.''
Brandon Marshall (ankle/toe) and Eric Decker (knee) did not practice, but Ryan Fitzpatrick said he expects both to play Sunday . . . Willie Colon (knee), Nick Mangold (neck), Calvin Pryor (ankle) and Devin Smith (foot) did not practice. Kellen Davis (hand), Bilal Powell (ankle) and Buster Skrine (shoulder/hand) were limited.