After starting the year with two losses, the Jets have rebounded to win their next two contests. Even as they head into Week 5's matchup against the Browns, the team is looking to improve in all facets of the game.
Speaking to NJ.com, linebacker Jordan Jenkins admits that the team still has more room for growth in a year that many experts and pundits expected would be largely a failure.
"I feel like we're not settled with where we're at right now. We know in the two games we lost there were a lot of plays we left out there that we should have made. Even with the two wins we had, we still left a lot of plays out there. There are still times we're doing positive things, but don't have guys in the right gaps defensively. We're happy with the way things are headed, but we're not complacent by any means."
In 14 games during his rookie season, Jenkins collected 23 total tackles and 2.5 sacks with the Jets. This year, he has 11 tackles through the first four games. The second-year linebacker wants to have more presence as a pass rusher in the coming weeks.
"I didn't log a pressure last year until my third game back," he said. "This year, I should have had a sack against Tyrod Taylor. I almost had Jay Cutler. Then Dylan Donahue and I had a twin-sack on Blake Bortles. I'm getting in the quarterback's face a lot more than I did last year. Now I just need to work on bringing him down and sealing the deal. That's the worst feeling: When you get your hands on a quarterback and don't finish it."