Jets-Seahawks: Locker Room Sound Bites

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Selected quotes from the Jets' and Seahawks' locker rooms at MetLife Stadium following the Jets' 27-17 loss this afternoon:

Head coach Todd Bowles on why he's confident the Jets can turn around their season, which has started at 1-3...
"We lost these kind of games last year. We lost three out of four in the middle of the season. We won some and we lost some. We lost some this time. We have a veteran team. We're mature. We're a good group. We're going to come together and get it fixed."

RB Matt Forte on where the Jets offense has gone the last two games...
"I think we're out of sync right now. We're not really hitting on all cylinders, so to speak. The run game, today especially, there wasn't a lot out there. When we do that, it puts a lot of pressure on the passing game, and they have to work together. It makes it difficult to beat a really good defense like that if you can't run the ball and throw it."

Rookie LB Darron Lee on some of Seattle TE Jimmy Graham's remarkable receptions against his coverage...
"I would say the second one was a little bit of a shock because I felt that was pretty decent coverage. The first one, [the QB] put it in a nice place for him to make a play. That's what he does for that team. He puts them in position to make plays."

WR Brandon Marshall on his game-long matchup with CB Richard Sherman...
"It definitely was a fight all game. It was a good matchup."

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman on Brandon Marshall's touchdown catch with 13 seconds left in the first half...
"The touchdown I gave up was just a great play by them. It wasn't anything special. It wasn't like our defense just went to crap. It was just a great play by them. ... You've got to tip your cap to them sometimes. You're playing great defense, great offense, great catch. Move on. And that's what we did."

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner on the Sherman-Marshall matchup...
"There are only so many times you can try Richard Sherman before he figures it out. He came away with two picks. He's a smart man."

Fitzpatrick on the deep ball to Robby Anderson that the WR couldn't hold onto as he and the defender hit the ground...
"I just try to keep it in Robby's head all game. His moment was going to come, we're going to take a couple of shots to him, and it was just one where he got his hands on it and I think the defender made a nice play. But there's some shots like that in the game that we just didn't hit that were close."

Seattle coach Pete Carroll on sore-kneed QB Russell Wilson, who was 23-of-32 passing for 309 yards and three touchdowns...
"He wasn't 100 percent. He was good enough to play and confident enough to play, and trainers and doctors all signed off on it. It's a marvelous job that he did."

Carroll on the win, with a veiled reference to the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII...
"All in all, it was a good day. We like playing in MetLife. It's been a good place to us."

Forté on how to keep the Jets' confidence level up...
"Continue to work. Don't back down from the challenge within the schedule or just because we're 1-3 right now. Just because the record's not where you want it right now doesn't mean you pack it in and quit."

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