A kinder, gentler Jets team humbly awaits New England

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, usually boisterous as can be whenever it's time to take on the New England Patriots, isn't really in the mood for trash talk, seeing that his team is not the contender he thought them to be.

Fresh off of convincingly beating the St. Louis Rams, they're not getting ahead of themselves, and rightly so. St. Louis just isn't a good team.

“We’re behind where we have to be and we can only focus on ourselves,” Ryan told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

“I'm not worried about tweaking New England.”

Are these desperate times? Yes, according to Rex. “It’s there. We’ve put ourselves in this spot,” Ryan said. “Without question it’s there. Again, it’s not a panic thing. We just got to be focused and tight, and whatever the next challenge is, to face it head on.”

And, as Rex Ryan goes, so does Mark Sanchez. “Coach has seen what kind of both sides can do,” he said. “(When) you come out and say something, it almost puts you in a position where you’re supposed to win. And if you win, it’s like, ‘Yeah, you already said you were going to win.’ So, who cares? So I don’t see any point in it. It’s never really been my style. It’s just a different approach. And I’m all for it.”

Call me crazy, but this doesn't seem right at all. It's Patriots-Jets week, on Thanksgiving night at that. Can we get a little trash talk?