Baker: You Just Have to Move On

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It would have gone down as one of the greatest receptions in franchise history. Chris Baker hauled in a dramatic one-handed pass from Chad Pennington and the Jets appeared to be headed to overtime Sunday in Cleveland, but officials ruled Baker would have landed out of bounds had he not been hit and the play was not reviewable. The Browns celebrated a victory and the Jets were forced to regroup.

"There is nothing we can do about it," Baker said Monday. "We shouldn't have put ourselves in a position like that, where we would have to come back like that. We should have executed the game plan, then we wouldn't have had to worry about it. Like I said, there is really nothing you can do about it now, so it doesn't make sense to sit there and dwell on it. You just have to move on."

Read below for the complete transcript from inside the Jets locker room

New York Jets' WR Laveranues Coles, 10.30

On Baker's catch at the end of the game…

You know how the NFL rules are with guys speaking about what they think, so I'm just going to stay away from that. Everybody has their own opinions, you saw the replay, you saw that catch, so you can draw your own conclusions. It really doesn't make a difference at this point, we ended up losing the game, whatever decision they come up with. I think they send the film in after the game and come back and say, "We missed this call," or "We did make that call," but it doesn't matter, it doesn't help us at this point.

On if it should have come down to that play…

No, it should have never came down to that point. There were plays that should have been made and plays that I should have made, that I made in the past. They were left out on the field and we probably could have put ourselves in a better situation. You have to look at yourself and grade yourself upon what you did, and again, there were a lot of plays I could have made that would have put us in a better position, instead of that position.

On his evaluation so far…

I think coach emphasizes our inconsistency, we have had points in the game where our offense has looked unstoppable and there are points that we can't seem to get our own way. I think now, it's just going to the drawing board and trying to figure out a way to stay consistent.

On the bye week coming at a good time

For me personally, it's great right now. I don't know how well it's going to play out for me for getting a little time off, but I'm going to try and get out of the way as much as I can this week and try and get some of these nicks a little bit better so I can come back full-speed.

New York Jets' TE Chris Baker, 10.30

On his thoughts on the last call of the game…

I think it was a catch, but we didn't get it and you have to move on.

On if he was 100 percent sure he was in bounds…

Yeah absolutely, but like I said, it's over now.

On how he lets it go…

You have to, there is nothing we can do about it. We shouldn't have put ourselves in a position like that, where we would have to come back like that. We should have executed the game plan, then we wouldn't have had to worry about it. Like I said, there's really nothing you can do about it now, so it doesn't make sense to sit there and dwell on it, you just have to move on.

On if this loss will eat at him until the next game…

No, I'll try not to let it. We're going to come out and practice tomorrow and try to get some things corrected. There's not much you can do about it. Like I said, it's in the past and we dwell on things for a day, then we move on.

New York Jets' DE Bryan Thomas, 10.30

On if there is anything else left to try with the running game…

A lot of it is just our technique, run fits and hand placements. It's not really anything we're not doing, it's just a lot of technique stuff and that can be corrected.

On if it's a learning process for the 3-4…

I'm not sure because, I can't answer what people's mindset on the situation is. I just know it's a lot of technique things and that's a key part of it.

On if he thought those problems were solved…

Every week you focus on certain areas and prepare for what the game plan is. Every week you go in and think you're going to do the game plan you practiced during the week. We're not going in thinking we're not going to stop the run. There are certain things within the game that breakdown.

On the middle of the season being the optimum place for a bye…

I think it is good, because you give your legs a chance to rest and you get to focus on a lot of things that you haven't focused on since training camp. Now, you get to focus on a lot of things as far as technique things, like I said, the run fits that you don't have enough time to take care of during the game weeks.

New York Jets' RB Kevan Barlow, 10.30

On being disappointed in his playing time…

Like I said, I'm just taking it week-by-week and things might change. We have a bye week and it's another week for me to pick up some more offense and I might get more playing time against New England.

On his feeling about Curtis Martin coming back…

I really don't know too much about Curtis. He comes in and out, we don't see him very much. If he does come back, I will learn off of him. He's a good guy. I really don't know what Curtis' plans are, you would have to ask the trainers. As a running back and as a teammate, I'll welcome him back with open arms. I want to learn off of him, but they can learn off of me too.

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