Rex Ryan appeared frustrated when he spoke to the media after Thursday's loss to the Patriots in New England, but the New York Jets coach insisted that he was not 'shell-shocked' by his team's struggles, according to Dom Cosentino at NJ.com.
The 27-25 loss to the Patriots is the Jets' six-straight loss, and was the outcome of a game in which the Jets held the ball for over 40 minutes, rushed for 218 yards, and out-gained New England by 100 yards.
But, writes Cosentino, a lack of defensive plays and red zone penalties led to a Jets' defeat.
Ryan denied that his team's struggles on both sides of the ball throughout the season had weighed on him.
"I'm not shell-shocked at all, I'm a little upset because our record is what it is," Ryan said. "I think that's what it is. Shell-shocked? I'm not shell-shocked by any stretch. We did what we wanted to do on them. We were able to control he football, ran the football, did those things that it takes to win the game, then we just made too many darn mistakes. But shell-shocked? I'm not shell-shocked, by any stretch."
The Jets were able to score afterwards, but a failed two-point conversion left them short, 27-25.
The field goal snap was preceded by officials moving Patriots players, later described as "standard officiating procedure."
The Jets fell to 1-6 after losing to New England. They are currently fourth in the AFC East. They will host division rival Buffalo on Oct. 26. The Bills (3-3) are currently second in the division.
- Christopher Woody