Jets-Patriots: Locker Room Sound Bites

Selected quotes from the Jets and Patriots locker rooms in Gillette Stadium following the Jets' 41-3 loss this afternoon:

Jets HC Todd Bowles on what it takes for a team to come into Gillette Stadium and beat the Patriots at home...
"You've just got to play good football. They are not going to beat themselves. You've got to beat them. We didn't do that."

Bowles on what it was that landed him in the hospital Friday before he flew up to the game to coach the Jets early this morning...
"My chest was hurting, kidney stones, gall bladder, gallstones, got stuck in the pipe, a lot of pain, and kind of went from there. Guess I'll get something done after the season."

LB David Harris on what it says about Bowles that he came out of the hospital to coach the team today...
"He's a tough guy. He sacrificed his own health to be here. And that speaks a lot."

Harris on if he felt effort was lacking by the Jets in this game...
"There was never a lack of effort. Guys played hard out there. We just didn't play the smartest."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Jets' confidence level against the Patriots...
"This team is very similar in terms of the guys that have returned from last year that beat the Patriots. I think that goes to show you how big confidence is in this game. I think there is talent on every team and confidence goes a long way, though. We have just had a hard time this year. In general there's not one thing you can put it on. There just was not a whole lot of confidence out there today as we started losing, and that goes for everybody. I'm not pinning it on one person. I'm saying that it probably starts with me, when I'm in the game and I'm trying to help out with that attitude a little bit. We just couldn't get anything going, no momentum."

QB Bryce Petty, Quarterback on the foul weather before and at the start of the game leading to a slow start for him and the offense...
"We were struggling. In warmups I was throwing the ball fine, but I just couldn't keep a hold of it. The balls I did throw, they slipped out. The ones I was wanting to throw were slipping before I was even throwing them. It was a weird deal. You have to play in the weather — shoot, Tom [Brady] was playing in it and doing fine. I just have to learn to do those little things that bring you to be prepared for that kind of thing. We put water on the ball before and have done that in practice, but it's just different when you get out there."

WR Brandon Marshall to reporters on the Jets' showing...
"You guys are smart, you saw the game it was just embarrassing. The same mistakes we made all year. When you go against a really good team, in their own back yard, that's the outcome, that's the score. When you're playing bad ball, you're playing bad ball. It doesn't matter what time of the year it is."

CB Darrelle Revis on returning to play again at Gillette Stadium, his home stadium two years ago...
"Every week I approach it the same. It's no different. Football is an emotional game and there's a lot of emotion involved with it, so it doesn't matter where I'm playing."

Patriots HC Bill Belichick on what he's learned in becoming the latest NFL head coach with 200 victories with one franchise...
"We've got a good staff. We've got a lot of good coaches on this staff. They do a great job and we've got a lot of good players. Players win games. I've been fortunate to have coached a lot of good ones."

Patriots CB Malcolm Buter on his two interceptions and one fumble recovery...
"I just had the mentality to make sure I didn't drop any balls this game and it didn't happen. I struggle with the Jets, there's something about the Jets, but I'm just glad to get the win."

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson on the loss and the season finale next week against the Bills...
"It's tough for everybody, but like I've said, things we've been talking about all year about miscommunication and guys not having energy and passion, it's still going on. But maybe hopefully we can play a perfect game next week and end the season on a good note."

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