October 8, 2020 | 7:09pm

At 0-4 and staring down the barrel of being 0-5, the Jets are making a change.

It may not be the one the fan base has been clamoring for, but Adam Gase is trying to get his team out of its rut by ditching conventional methods at practice and threatening jobs over the rising tally of personal foul penalties.

The Jets have been searching for answers during their brutal start to the season, having been outscored by 66 points through four games, and now they are instituting tangible changes. Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals at MetLife Stadium, Gase said the team has been spending more time at the facility, trying to find ways to get things turned around, starting with how it practices.

Beginning this week, the Jets are now kicking off practices with a period pitting their starting offense against the starting defense — the kind of scene not usually seen during the regular season, but what they had been doing before clearly wasn’t working.

“Just kind of moving some stuff around, just trying to create some competition within practice, get us going faster,” Gase said Thursday. “I thought it was good, the guys seemed like they liked the format that we kind of moved some stuff around, just got to get the blood flow going a little quicker than normal.

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“Not recommended by sports science, but at this point we’re going to try anything we can to get our guys practicing the way we need them to practice day in and day out.”

That became a point of contention for the Jets earlier this season after safety Bradley McDougald and linebacker Avery Williamson both called out the team for its sluggish practices. Now they seem to be doing something about it.

“I love it,” linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. “I’m a big believer … you can’t just turn it on on Sunday. You can’t go into practice like, ‘All right, I’m going to go half-speed.’ You can’t do that. You have to have competition period. You can go against scout team, get stuff done and get some work in, but you need to go against good on good, let the shoulder pads hit. It’s good for everybody to get after it and get a good game-type speed, game-type hits and game-type sets. … I’m all for it and I’m glad we started doing it.”

Gase pointed out the Jets were getting injured even when they tried to do everything the right way in practice, so he thought changing it up to spark the competition was a good idea.

As for the penalties, Jenkins and safety Marcus Maye indicated Gase had a talk with the team to address the excess of undisciplined penalties. The Jets have committed an NFL-high seven roughing-the-passer penalties this season, three in their loss to the Broncos last Thursday.

Jenkins declined to reveal the details of the meeting, but said, “It was a good talk. He kept it real with everybody.” Maye also said defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had “turned it up a notch” this week coming off the personal foul-riddled loss.

“I think the biggest thing is you double down on the awareness level for sure and getting the right guys in there,” Gase said. “If we can’t do it the right way, then we need to get different guys in there.”

Jenkins vowed the late-hit penalties would stop.

“You just got to be smart,” Jenkins said. “Don’t try to be a hero, because nine times out of 10, you’re going to end up hurting the team. … [Gase] talked to everybody and just know, it ain’t going to keep happening.”

— Additional reporting by Brian Costello