Wednesday, October 3, 2012
49ers cornerback says Jets quit
By James Walker
The hits keep coming for the New York Jets. After losing their best defensive and offensive players (Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes, respectively) in the past week, you can now add allegations of quitting to the list.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers said in a radio interview with SiriusXM that the Jets quit in Sunday's 34-0 loss at MetLife Stadium.
"It kinda seemed like, after a while they just ... I know looking at their defense, they didn't want to be out there," Rogers said. "And after that it's like, man, these guys don't really want to play the game. You know, it's pretty much over.
"You could see it happening. It kinda shocked me just because, you know, a lot of guys were saying on the sideline, 'Oh, they don't want to tackle, they don't want to do this, they don't want to do that.' That's a Rex Ryan defense. That's a Rex Ryan team."
I watched the game, and I didn't sense players were quitting. I agree with Ryan's assessment that the Jets simply got their butts kicked in all three phases of the game.
The only people who truly know if the Jets quit are New York's players. But the view from the opposing sideline is the Jets mailed it in when things went downhill in the second half.