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Jets-Chiefs: Locker Room Sound Bites

Fitzpatrick on the Picks, Bowles & Revis on Fitz, Harris on How to Get the Most Out of the Defeat


Selected quotes from the Jets' and Chiefs' locker rooms at Arrowhead Stadium following the Jets' 24-3 loss at Kansas City this afternoon:

Jets head coach Todd Bowles on what the Jets could have done better for this game..."We could've come out prepared to play, as a coaching staff, better, starting with me. We could've come executed better. We could've done a lot of things better. You can pick 50 million things when you lose, and we lost, so you can pick any one of them."

LB David Harris on the Jets rebounding from this loss in time to tackle Seattle at home next Sunday..."This loss won't mean anything if we don't learn something from it. We've got to go back and take an honest look at the team, be each other's worst critic, and get the mistakes fixed. Seattle's a very talented team so we've got to be ready mentally and physically for them."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on Bowles saying the loss wasn't on him and how hard he takes a loss like this..."I mean, I'll take it. I'll put it on me. I didn't play well. When I don't play well like I did today, then we're going to have a hard time winning games. That's the nature of the NFL and the nature of being a quarterback. I have to forget about this one, move on and show up next week. It's hard and it hurts, it hurts for me to play that poorly, but fortunately and unfortunately I've played bad before and I know how to rebound from it."

Fitzpatrick on the second red zone end zone interception..."Tamba [Hali] came off the edge free, I stepped up ,and it was a situation where I've got to be smart and know that we have four downs. I was trying to avoid Tamba and make a 'hero' play. They had doubled Brandon [Marshall] and Quincy [Enunwa] was 1-on-1. It was a 'hairy' throw that I'm better than and I shouldn't have made."

WR Eric Decker on Fitzpatrick receiving criticism for his six interceptions..."We were down, we have to take shots. He's a fighter and we're going to go down swinging. He threw some balls downfield and threw some interceptions late. But this is on all of us."

Bowles on what he could tell about the Jets' execution being off..."It wasn't good enough execution. We missed tackles. We had trouble with leverage. We had trouble doing minor things. They weren't glaring, but I knew they were trouble. And if you let a team like that dink and dunk you a lot and stay on the field, it causes frustration. And that's what it did."

CB Darrelle Revis on why he left the game in the second quarter..."My helmet kind of came over my head on a tackle, it kind of went over my eye. My eye was a little blurry so I couldn't see for a little bit, but it actually cam back."

Chiefs coach Andy Reid on the tradeoff for not getting any sacks on defense is six interceptions..."Good answer."

Reid on what he attributed the interceptions to..."There was pressure on them where you had to move. Guys were getting their hands on the ball. So I think that was positive. We were able to disguise coverages and hold it for a period of time. [Ryan Fitzpatrick] is a smart kid with a lot of experience. We've had some go-rounds with him here before. So I thought our guys did a good job with keeping him uneasy there."

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson on his INT-return TD and what words that words came back to him from DC Bob Sutton, the former Jets coach..."We put an emphasis on taking the ball away in practice all the time. Coach Sutton is always like, 'Hey, let's build a wall and take it in.' It's a big momentum changer if you can get a turnover. If you can score, it makes it that much better. These old wheels started rolling and I saw all of my teammates blocking for me. I was like, hey, let's take one back."

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