Selected quotes from the Jets' and Miami locker rooms following the Jets' 34-13 loss to the Dolphins on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium:
Jets head coach Todd Bowles on his message to his team after the loss..."The things we did right in the first half, the things we did good, they did the same things in the second half and we didn't do them well. Whoever shows up tomorrow or the next day ready to play football and wanting to win these next couple of ballgames, we're going to play with the guys we have. We'll all stay together. We're not making any excuses. We're going to play."
Bowles on if the play of RB Bilal Powell was a bright spot..."He showed effort. But I have no bright spots."
QB Bryce Petty on how ideally the game started for him regarding his nerves and an opening-drive TD pass to Robby Anderson..."We were moving the ball really well today. I came out, the nerves were fine. During the National Anthem they were hitting pretty good, but then as soon as we went out there, it was exactly what I wanted was that they simmered pretty quick and then I was able to play football. I think that was a good thing because it's starting to get to the point now where, OK, we're starting now and this is where I want to be. Each start will get better.
Petty on what happened regarding the snap count on the play on which he was injured..."Just a miscommunication, but that's part of football, that stuff is going to happen. Robby [Anderson] made a great play. It was just unfortunate that I had Cameron Wake and [Ndamukong] Suh right there. But, hey, if I can take hits from those guys, I think I'll be all right."
Jets rookie CB Juston Burris on getting his first pro interception in his first pro start in the third quarter..."I knew they were going to come at me because it was my first start as a rookie, and I just wanted to step up to the challenge, help this defense, and just try to lock down my side of the field. Just try to play my technique and not get too big for the moment."
Jets WR Robby Anderson on what he's been able to show this season..."I've shown that I can contribute and that I belong. I know coming in, a lot of people slated me out and didn't have a lot of faith in me, but that's just motivation for me. I showed that I belong and I'm going to continue to work hard so I can stay here as long as possible. I'm giving my all with every opportunity I get."
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa on his team after the loss..."We're sticking together. But we're not playing together."
WR Brandon Marshall on the unnecessary roughness call on Miami S Isa Abdul-Quddus for hitting Marshall as a defenseless player in the fourth quarter..."Yeah, it's a very dangerous play. He apologized the next play, so obviously it wasn't intentional. So I respect him for doing that."
Miami head coach Adam Gase on DE Cameron Wake's big performance that included a strip sack and an interception..."It just seems like he knows when there are those moments in a game where if something could swing a game, he just seems to find that moment and make it happen. I know him intercepting, he's dropping into a zone blitz. Sometimes when you're a quarterback, you just don't see that guy. A lot of times the defensive end just has to catch it. It was interesting. I was watching him catch balls in warmups thinking to myself, 'Why is he catching balls in warmups?' And all of a sudden I look up and he picks one off. So maybe he knew something I didn't."
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi, who was held to 51 yards on 19 carries by the Jets' defense..."Yeah, it was tough today. I mean, it's not excuses. I don't really care if they stack the box or not. I always try to produce and that's my mindset. It wasn't what we're capable of on the ground, but we got the win and that's what matters."