More points. More discipline. More execution.
That's why the coach was far from thrilled after a 19-14 season-opening victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
"This game should've been a rat kill," Ryan said. "It wasn't."
"Our fans were better than our team today," Ryan said, bemoaning the Jets' 11 penalties for 105 yards.
"We never had any takeaways and had two turnovers, so that's obviously a work in progress. It has to get better for us to do what we want to do."
With the game still in the balance, Ivory rushed up the middle and appeared stopped. He slipped a few would-be tacklers and took off into the end zone. A pass on a 2-point conversion failed.
"We'll take it," Ryan said. "I'm not very happy with it, but it's a victory."
"We've got high expectations," Smith said. "We can't shoot ourselves in the foot and we can't make excuses for it."
Ivory finished with 102 yards on 10 carries, while Johnson had 68 yards rushing in his Jets debut and caught five passes for 23 yards.
"They certainly did that, to the tune of 25 yards rushing," Ryan said sarcastically. "And they gave up (212) rushing."
"I need to do a better job of putting us in better situations," Carr said. "Now I have to do a better job of making the correct calls. You can put it all on me."
Johnson, signed by the Jets as a free agent in April, took a shovel pass and stretched into the end zone for a 5-yard score that put New York up 10-7 just 30 seconds before halftime.
NOTES: Ryan improved to 8-1 against rookie quarterbacks making their first appearance against his Jets defense. ... The Raiders fell to 0-3 in season openers under Allen, while Ryan is 5-1 with the Jets. ... Woodson joined Darrell Green (19) as the only players with an INT in at least 17 consecutive seasons. ... The Raiders' 158 yards were their fewest since getting 124 against the Giants in 2009.
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