And the Jets horrendous pass protection continues to plague them. Jets quarterback Brooks Bollinger had no time to throw on most plays.
"We got sacked on a three step drop," said Edwards. "That's like one, two, three throw the ball, we got sacked. You throw a three-step drop and the quarterback gets hit in the back of the head."
Even with six players on injured reserve, the Patriots were able to shutdown the Jets passing game?
"In the cecond half when it was 6-3, I thought we were in the ball game," said Edwards. "We got the ball offensively and they shut us down. The Patriots secondary did not give up any touchdown passes and they won the game, I feel they played pretty well."
While the Jets defense had a decent game, they weren't very good on third down, and once again the Jets got killed in the time of possession battle.
"We could do some things ourselves to [help this team]," said Jets safety Erik Coleman. "Like getting off the field a couple of times. That helps us out regardless of the offense." Aside from defensive issues, another reason the Jets continue to lose the time of possession battle is their moribund running attack. Tailback Curtis Martin ran 15 times for 29 yards against the Patriots.
"We are having a hard time and we're not getting it done," said Martin. "I don't know exactly what the problem is. But, regardless, I'm just focused on not finishing up these last four games the way we have been playing. We have to play better."
And they also need to coach better.