Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 12/5/11
The Jets squeaked one out in Landover Maryland yesterday, and while they were able to pour on points in the last five minutes, the final score was not reflective of the struggle that the game was up until that point.  The Jets, and specifically Mark Sanchez, know that they have to play better to keep their playoff chances alive.   Neil Best wrote about it for Newsday, saying that the Jets need consistency, most of all. The formula did improve Sunday, including a turnover-free game for the offense. But as Sanchez noted, there is a long way to go. He rattled off mistakes such as penalties for an illegal substitution, delay of game and an illegal block, and in general faulted himself for balky pacing. “We needed a better sense of urgency and a better tempo, and that starts with the quarterback,” he said. (It was nice of him not to mention painfully conservative play-calling by offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer , which largely limited Sanchez to short throws until the big 30-yarder
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