Jets' Demario Davis: 'We're not practicing like a championship team'

Tuesday October 7th, 2014

New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis criticized the team's practice habits after the team's 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

The Jets had just 151 total yards and committed 12 penalties, both of which were season worsts. 

“Right now we’re not practicing like a championship team,” Davis said to the New York Daily News, adding, “I don’t see a lot of guys putting a lot of effort into the film study.”

Center Nick Mangold, a nine-year veteran of the team, echoed Davis's sentiments on Monday,

“I think we have had some errors in practice that we’re trying to get cleaned up,” Mangold said Monday. “I’m not sure exactly or specifically the different things that come around but we’re getting some good work in. We just have to clean it up during the week and we also (need to) translate the week into the game day.”

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The Jets are now 1-4 after their loss to the Chargers. New York, which hadn't been shut out since 2012, became the first team to be shut out in the NFL this season.

Starting quarterback Geno Smith missed a team meeting the day before the Chargers game because he was confused about the start time relative to the change in time zones from New York to California, Smith said.

Smith was pulled during the game in favor of backup Michael Vick after going 4-of-12 for 27 yards and an interception.

The Jets are currently in last place in the AFC East. New York hosts the Denver Broncos this Sunday and travels to the New England Patriots the following Thursday.

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 Ben Estes


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