Jets starting QB Bryce Petty is confident he can fix his mistakes from his season debut on Sunday.
Petty looks out of sorts on Sunday as he was inconsistent with his throws throughout the 31-19 loss to the Saints. That was mainly due to his sporadic footwork, which led to his inaccuracy.
"I think the footwork is just the big thing," Petty told ESPN's Rich Cimini. "A lot of that is kind of going back to old habits, things that are easy to drop when you're out there doing individual [drills] throwing with receivers, but then once you get in live action, your mind is thinking about other things other than footwork or what not. You kind of lose sight of the little details."
Petty, who worked mostly out of the shotgun while at Baylor, wasn't entirely out of his element on Sunday. Offensive coordinator John Morton looked to keep him in his comfort zone as 33 of his 39 pass attempts came from the shotgun.
Head coach Todd Bowles thought Petty was simply too anxious, and needed to calm down.
"He was confident. He has to get his footwork down a little bit, but I thought he played with confidence," Bowles said. "He missed some throws that he just has to settle himself down and calm himself down, but I think he'll get better going forward this week."
Despite his mechanical woes, Petty will get the start this Sunday against the Chargers. This time, he knows he can do a lot better.
"There's more of a hunger this year because we're right there," he said. "We're right there to where we can really see strides in my development. For me, that's what I want, to improve each and every week."
As for what the 26-year-old will be working on specifically, it is footwork and ball placement that will be the focus during practice this week.
"It's a point of emphasis this week for me, because I can make those throws," he said. "There's not a throw I can't make."