"I know we're not where we want to be," Ryan said Monday. "We're not even close. We're not sniffing the playoffs. We're not sniffing anything, but I want to get there, man. I'm excited about the prospects in front of us."
Ryan pointed out that it is possible for the Jets to get a wild-card berth and has been taking suggestions about changing things from his coaching staff before the Jets meet the Seahawks in Seattle. The head coach wouldn't reveal what changes he will make after the bye week.
"I don't want to get into the specifics of it," said Ryan. "If there's an advantage to be gained, then I want to gain that advantage without letting our opponent know."
Could fans be seeing something radical in the lackluster offense?
"I'm not going to say they're radical," he said. "It's not like we're going to come out and run the polecat ... or maybe we will."
Some of the Jets players seem to like the taste of Ryan's Kool-aid and were just as colorful as a pitcher of the stuff.
"I feel confident we will do our best to get into the playoffs," said safety LaRon Landry. ""That's what it's all about. [Bleep], man. If we don't get into the playoffs it's a boring-ass season. You know? [Bleep] that."