Friday, September 13, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: New York Jets
By Rich Cimini
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observed in the locker room after the New York Jets' 13-10 loss to the New England Patriots:
1. Muttering Rex: Rex Ryan walked to the interview podium in the bowels of Gillette Stadium, looked down and whispered one word under his breath: "Damn." That pretty much told the story of the game. The Jets outgained the Patriots 318-232, held them to 4-for-18 on third down and finished with an eight-minute possession advantage -- and still found ways to lose.
2. Oh, no, Mo: Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, arguably the best player on the team, walked out of the locker room with a bulky ice pack wrapped around his right ankle -- not a good sight for the Jets. Earlier, Wilkerson was seen walking around the locker room in flip flops, showing no apparent limp. Ryan mentioned the possibility of a high ankle sprain, which could sideline Wilkerson for multiple games.
3. New England fog: As he spoke to reporters in the hot and sticky locker room, cornerback Antonio Cromartie kept having to wipe his black-rimmed glasses because they kept fogging up. You might say it was a metaphor for the Jets' performance. They fell apart in the fourth quarter and, afterward, didn't have the foggiest explanation.