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Locker Room Sound Bites: Jets-Chiefs

Posted Dec 3, 2017

Bowles & McCown on Finishing, Anderson & Kearse on Feeding Off Each Other in the Passing Game

Selected quotes from the Jets' and Chiefs' MetLife Stadium locker rooms following the Jets' 38-31 triumph this afternoon:

Jets head coach Todd Bowles on his team closing a game they were leading in the fourth quarter...
"It's big to win one. It gives you a lot of confidence. You can breathe a sigh of relief before you move on to next week. It's refreshing to come out and finally win one of these."

Josh McCown on the Jets coming up with a big fourth quarter to put the win away...
"Every team comes to a point where they look in the mirror and just make a decision: Do they want to keep pushing or are they just going to lay down? Through Coach Bowles' leadership, John Morton on offense, we stood up today and we finished."


Bowles on adjusting on TE Travis Kelce, who caught three passes for 90 yards and two TDs in the game's first five minutes, then one pass for 4 yards the rest of the way...
"We busted three of them early. Well, we didn't bust them. He ran by us. Lack of attention to detail. We settled down and played well."

Bowles on if WR Tyreek Hill's speed, which helped him make two TD catches against single coverage, makes him a tough matchup for a cornerback without help...
"Judging by what just happened, yes, he is."

McCown on WRs Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson notching back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, the first Jets receivers to do that together in back-to-back games since Don Maynard and George Sauer in 1967...
"That's great company to be in. We walk into the facility there and you see, especially, Don Maynard up on the wall. Those two guys, they come to work every day and they work so hard. For us this is the expectation, this is how they expected to play. ... Hats off to them."


Jermaine Kearse on if the Jets' receivers group has proved people wrong about how good they could be this season...
"It’s not necessarily proving people wrong. It’s proving the people who believed in us right, so I think that’s our focus. We don’t necessarily worry about people who doubt us. But the people that support us and have our back, we do it for them."


Robby Anderson on what the arrival of Kearse has meant to his development this season...
"He's been a good mentor, somebody that's kind of had a similar path to me, undrafted. He's been around for a while and around a lot of good players and seen a lot of things, so you know, he passes that on to me."


LB Demario Davis on watching how the offense performed...
"OH, those guys were lights-out. Seeing the blocks from the offensive line, the guys making plays, and Josh was like a maestro out there. It was amazing to see."


DL Leonard Williams on if the Jets' resiliency is a reflection of Todd Bowles...
"I think it's a huge reflection on Todd. I love Todd. He was the first person I ran up to and celebrated with after the game. I was so happy for him, I was so happy for thee team. He's a great coach. I love to play for him. I'm glad he's been able to impose his mindset onto the team."


C Wes Johnson on the mood on the sideline when the Jets fell behind 14-0 early in the game...
"When we got down, yeah, we were a little ticked off. Everybody looked at each other and said we've got to spark something, we've got to get this team going. The offense did a great job of putting the drive together, we went down and scored, and we got ourselves right back in the game."

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the differences in the game and especially possession time, in the Jets' favor by 42:49-17:11...
"Time of possession got kind of skewed there. We've got to do a better job of getting off the field when given the opportunity. We had a lot of third-and-long situations that we couldn't get off the field. Time of possession, that was a factor in today's game."

Chiefs QB Alex Smith on the Jets' drive to the go-ahead touchdown before his final drive...
"That was a very unusual ending between the field goal and the third down and then the extra point and all those flags. For [the Jets] to continue to be able to mow down the clock and our timeouts, it was certainly tough to just sit there and watch."

Travis Kelce on the loss...
"Hats off to the Jets. They made plays. We just have to play better. We played better than we did last week but it wasn't good enough."

CB Darrelle Revis on how he felt getting the start in his first game as a Chief and about playing only in the first half...
"It was great to be back out there. I was really excited to play. That was Coach’s call. I haven’t played a football game in 12 months, so I think that’s why Coach made that call in the second half. ... I'm trying to dust off the cobwebs, so I’m getting back into the mix of things and trying to have fun out there."

Anderson on going up against CB Darrelle Revis, his Jets teammate last season and a Chiefs opponent today...
"It was fun. He was laughing one time. I was acting like I was going to block him hard. He was laughing. That's like my big brother, you know what I'm saying? It was fun to go up against someone like that in a real game, someone you've looked up to your whole life."