Gameday Inside the Jets Locker Room: 10/1

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Jets LB Jonathan Vilma

General thoughts on the game…
The defense didn't do it and it cost us the game. Especially the last two drives.

On not being able to get the big stop when he needed it…
It was very frustrating. In my short career, the offense has been doing so well and we're not backing them up. It's very frustrating

The positives and negatives that came out of the game…
We were really strong offensively. I feel we have a lot more negatives than positives. We have a lot to learn. The positive things we will take with us, but I think we have to get the negative things straight.

On the last Colts drive…
Peyton Manning's obviously a great quarterback, but we have to be that much sharper, mentally and physically. We did a good job with holding him the first three quarters, but we had to keep doing it until we finished the game.

On the defense the last two drives…
It's very frustrating, especially when we're not getting enough touchdowns; enough big plays. Throughout the game we had a bend but not break defense, but for whatever reason the last two drives we didn't.

On how to put the loss behind and go forward…
We have seven days. We'll watch the game; watch it collectively. We've got to move on and put that behind us and get ready for next week.

Jets DE Shaun Ellis

On Peyton Manning's execution of the two-minute drill…
Peyton is just doing what he does best.

Jets RB Leon Washington

On the last play of the game…
It is one of those things that we practiced a lot. You never know when it might come down to that. It is important for us to just stay alive, keep fighting. The game ain't over until the fat lady sings. That was a great job by our team, fighting down to the last play.

Jets G Pete Kendall

On the last play of the game…
I just tried to go and finish the play, try to pick off a guy here, and a guy there, and wait for the referee to either put his arms up or blow the whistle. Unfortunately, somebody blew the whistle.

Jets TE Chris Baker

On the resiliency of the Jets overall and fighting back over the last two weeks…
We built that team chemistry all through camp. It is something Coach Mangini instilled in us. It showed off these last two weeks, but we still need to win those games. That is the difference between being a playoff team and not being a playoff team.

On if he is surprised about how well the Jets are playing this season…
No, not at all. Some people on the outside may be surprised but we feel we are a good team.

On the last play of the game…
We work on that play a lot. Of course, we would have liked to have put it in there, but we shouldn't have put ourselves in that situation.

Jets CB Justin Miller

On how well the Jets played today…
Obviously, the game didn't end the way we wanted it to. We've got to go back to the drawing board and correct our mistakes.

On the kickoff return for a touchdown…
I was very excited about it. My return team went out there and blocked well. We made some things happen and I ended up in the endzone.

On trying to defend against Manning at the end of the game…
It doesn't matter who you are playing, whether it's Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. We just want to go out there and win. That is the main thing. We've got to get better and stop making mistakes.

On Jets RB Leon Washington trying to keep him in the endzone before the kickoff return…
I did not see him. My return team was ready for me to come out. They went out and blocked, put everything on the line, and that is all I can ask of them.

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