The Jets defense wasn't at its best last week in Buffalo, particularly against the run game, so the group plans to turn things around against the Raiders in Week 2.
"We men, I feel like as a man you definitely want to accept that challenge," Muhammad Wilkerson told reporters Wednesday. "But we know what we have to do this week and accept the challenge from Coach [Todd Bowles]."
While they only allowed 21 points, the Jets yielded 408 total yards, 110 of which came from Bills running back LeSean McCoy. As a whole, Buffalo rushed for 190 yards on 42 carries. This week the Jets will go up against the recently un-retired Marshawn Lynch, who gained 76 yards in Oakland's opener.
Bowles has reportedly challenged the defensive line, and members of the group hope they can improve things quickly.
"You got to have pride in this game and pride with your position, which you do," Kony Ealy said. "You got to have pride with the attitude to win and we didn't get it all the way done. We played half of the game instead of the whole 60 minutes.
"I understand what [Bowles] was saying. The responsibility is on us, we're the first one sent in and do our jobs and get the ball back for our offense and potentially score for the defense, and we didn't do that."