Jets defense not playing up to snuff

With potent Houston Texans on horizon, Rex Ryan & Co. admit unit needs to step it up

Updated: November 21, 2010, 3:17 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This may sound like heresy, but let's be brutally honest: Defensively, the New York Jets are just north of ordinary.

Rex Ryan's swaggerlicious group, which led the NFL last season in several statistical categories, has been so underwhelming that the coach himself called it "a little embarrassing." That should be troubling, considering the Jets are supposed to be built on defense.

A dominant defense wouldn't let a rookie quarterback have his way in the final ...

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