Jets defensive back Calvin Pryor told reporters Thursday he has, "nothing to prove to the fans" as a result of the team's disappointing season.
"It's all about me," the 2014 first-round draft choice said. "I have to look at myself in the mirror. That's all I'm worried about."
Pryor's play in the 34-13 loss to the Dolphins last Saturday drew criticism, with Pro Football Focus calling him a "liability."
Jets coach Todd Bowles said earlier this week that Pryor, in his third year, has, "made some strides He's had some good games. He's had some not-so-good ball games. But from an experience standpoint, mentally, yes, physically, out of position at times. There are some things that he's still growing on as a player, which is getting better, but he's making some strides."
Pryor's only significant statistic is one forced fumble, with no interceptions, sacks or fumble recoveries on a defense that is 21st in passing defense and tied for 29th in takeaways.
After last season, he said he wanted to show the league he had the "it" factor.
He did acknowledge a "slow start" in the first few games. "I have no idea [why]. People get off to slow starts."
Pryor implied the schedule might have played a role in the Jets' 4-10 mark, but added it was no excuse.
"There are 32 teams in the NFL, man," Pryor said. "It's about going out there and giving it your best shot, so you have a chance to play for the Super Bowl. Every team, any given Sunday.
"You have to focus on doing the right things to win ballgames. That's what we do."