Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel has tough words for his team on Monday, telling reporters he realizes that if they don't start winning games, he could be out of a job.

Noel made the remarks after the team dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre on Sunday.

"My job is to get the best out of our team and our players. That's very clear," he said. "That's my job and if I don't do that, there's consequences. So I clearly understand those things."

The Jets drop to 4-5-0 with the loss on Sunday and fall to 2-3 in their current six-game home stand.

Noel said given this latest loss at home, he would sit all his forwards if he could, but he can't.

"I don't have enough players to sit everybody to put everybody back in. Sit 12, bring in another 12? I don't have enough. I could sit a lot of guys," he said.

Also on Monday, Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec said the team is not playing the way it needs to be successful and must make changes.

The Jets take on the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night before hitting the road for four games.