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Jets-Colts: Locker Room Sound Bites

Talk About Getting Thumped by Indy, Petty & Fitzpatrick on QB Play, Ijalana on Anderson's Stamina

Selected quotes from the Jets and Indianapolis locker rooms at MetLife Stadium following the Jets' 41-10 loss to the Colts on Monday Night Football:

Jets head coach Todd Bowles on the direction he wants to take the Jets in over the final four games of the season..."We're going to see who wants to play. We're going to fight and play until the end and play the guys that want to play."

Bowles on how angry he is now..."I'm angry every time we lose. I'm not going to sit here and throw the podium at anybody because that would mean a lawsuit. But if I could, I would."


Bryce Petty on any issues he still has with getting up to speed playing QB in the pros as he takes over the Jets' starting role for the final four games...**"I still think my mind is a little bit faster than my feet sometimes. I'm getting better at seeing things. Now I've just got to go, 'Now, OK, I see it, here's the throw.' That'll get easier every time I get out there. I'll get better. This is what I want. I want a long career. I want to be here. This is where it starts. I'm excited for that."

Ryan Fitzpatrick on his role backing up Petty the last quarter of the schedule..."It's going to be a difficult thing for me not to play, but it's not a difficult thing for me to be in there with a guy I really respect and who works his butt off, trying to help him along the way to maybe try to kick-start his career."

WR Brandon Marshall on what this Jets season is telling him..."This is a character-building season. It's one of those seasons when each man has to look himself in the eye and ask himself, what type of player do you want to be, what type of man do you want to be? You go from there. Sports, especially football, teaches you so many life lessons. It matures you or it kicks you out. I think that's why so many of our men are leading in so many areas outside of football. Hopefully, each man in this locker room has learned a lesson so they can grow as a man and also as a player."

DL Leonard Williams on how disappointing this year has been for him..."I had high expectations for us this season just because I know what we did last year, our first time with a new coach, our first time all of us playing together. We did well last year, so I thought we were going to come back even stronger the next year since we have some chemistry with each other. That's the hardest part for me. I know we have the talent on this team and we just haven't been in a rhythm."

S Rontez Miles on any positives he could take out of the game..."No, they came out and beat us mentally and physically. That's hard to do. Most of the time we are a physical team, win or lose. We come out and play hard and play physical and the games are usually close. To say we can take anything positive from this, I'd be lying if I said yes. We've just got to erase this."

LT Ben Ijalana on WR Robby Anderson's stamina and his fourth-quarter touchdown catch..."Robby, that guy must have the lungs of an Olympian, a marathon runner. He was just runnin' and running' and running'. I love that, I love to see that. I know I'm tired, and I know he's got to be tired. I was happy for him because he got a lot of us off the field with that catch."

NT Deon Simon on his extended play in the game and getting his first half-sack as a pro..."I know my name was called to play more snaps than I normally do. I just gave it my all and I do what I can to help out. ... Yeah, it was my first [pro] sack and it felt great, it felt real good. [Splitting it with Williams] is OK. We're teammates. We work together."

Indy head coach Chuck Pagano on Luck's performance after missing the Colts' last game in the concussion protocol..."It's always great to have your starting quarterback under center. They've got a great defense, a great defensive line in particular, a bunch of number ones. They got some pressure on him, he took a few hits here and there, but I don't think we threw too many passes and he completed a bunch of them. I know his passer rating was off the charts in the first half. But he played extremely well."

DL Muhammad Wilkerson on the effort of the Jets in this game..."We have to make sure we put this one behind us, but this definitely has to be a wakeup call that everybody has to play better. We have to produce. Playing at home like this in front of our home crowd is bad. I have a bad taste in my mouth. No matter what the score is, we have to make sure we go out there and play to the end of the game. We're not getting that from everybody, but we can't point the finger. We just have to keep rallying together and stay focused."

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