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“There’s a lot of room for improvement,” Belichick said.
Holmes wasn’t around for the teams’ first meeting in Week 2 while serving a four-game suspension, but has since become a favorite target of Mark Sanchez. Holmes has four touchdowns in his last three games.
“He can only help us,” Sanchez said. “He’s tough to cover.”
Especially when he’s running slant routes, something the Jets have been using a lot lately with Holmes and Braylon Edwards. New York could also get Jerricho Cotchery back after his missed two games with a groin injury.
“They do a good job on those routes,” Belichick said. “Edwards and Holmes are both very good after the catch. They can take a short pass and turn it into a long gain with their speed and Holmes‘ quickness.”
“If we just go out and execute the way we practice and be consistent, we can take advantage of their weaknesses there in that secondary,” Edwards said. “If guys aren’t on the same page, then it’s going to be another situation where we’re fighting at the end to get a win.”
That has been a disturbing trend during the Jets‘ four-game winning streak. They have won two games in overtime and another in the final seconds. Their 26-10 win over Cincinnati on Thanksgiving wasn’t comfortably decided until the fourth quarter.
“We don’t want to start slow and we don’t try to start slow,” Edwards said. “For whatever reason, we’ve learned to finish games strong and that’s why we’ve been winning those games at the end.”
Sanchez was particularly hard on himself after the win over the Bengals, saying he took a step back after several solid performances.
“I just passed up easy completions,” Sanchez said. “I didn’t make very good decisions when I got out on the perimeter. Those kinds of things, especially down the stretch against teams like New England, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Miami, they’ll get you beat bad. We can’t afford to have that.”
“That wasn’t a great performance by Mark this past week, especially by his standards,” he said. “I expect him to be right at the top of his game.”
Notes: The Jets brought in Kris Brown this week to take a look at the free-agent kicker in case Nick Folk’s struggles continue. Folk has missed five of his last 10 field-goal attempts, and had a successful extra-point hit an upright. Folk insists his confidence is not shaken. “If I were in their shoes, I probably would have done something similar,” he said. Ryan called Folk “an excellent kicker,” but was concerned about the extra point and his short kickoffs.
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