Locker Room Sound Bites: Jets-Patriots

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Selected quotes from the Jets' and Patriots' locker rooms at Gillette Stadium following the Jets' 30-23 loss today:

Jets head coach Todd Bowles on what he took away from the game...

"Nothing. We lost. It was our fault. We fought until the end and it wasn't good enough. They played better situational football than we did. We will watch the film, correct the mistakes, and move on."

WR Brandon Marshall on the mood on the team...

"I know the guys we have in this locker room. They're not going to hang their heads all week. We're talented and we're smart. We made some dumb mistakes today, including myself. But we've just got to get better."

G Willie Colon on feeling as if the Jets dictated the pace of the game but still lost...

"I feel like we had them. I feel like we were the better team out there, but obviously we were not. We just have to move on and get ready for Oakland. They beat us fair and square and that's the bottom line. We have to do better and execute better. We have to make more plays."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on LB Rob Ninkovich, who was credited with four backfield pass defenses...

"He's a heady player, and on some of the naked boots early, he stayed home and batted some balls down. We had a quick pass early and he batted it down. Anytime there was a screen, he seemed to be there. So he's a smart football player."

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the Jets defense...

"They're a good defensive football team. They don't make it easy for you. The have a lot of good players and they have a good scheme. We were challenged."

CB Antonio Cromartie on the third-and-17 completion from Tom Brady to Julian Edelman en route to New England's go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter...

"That was big. That was the back-breaker."

Patriots CB Devin McCourty on the Jets' 8-for-14 on third-down conversions...

"I don't know if surprised is the right word, but we expected to come out and play well on third down. We didn't execute that well early, but we picked it up. ... It's never good when you start off giving up five out of seven on third down, so it was an uphill battle from there, but I thought we stuck with it and made some key third-down plays."

S Dion Bailey on stepping in for the injured Calvin Pryor and going up against Tom Brady, who completed 34 of 54 passes for 355 yards...

"It's not frustrating, it's exciting. I got to play against a legend and he'll go down as a legend, and next time we suit up against him, I'll be much more prepared to go, I'll have more experience. I never played on the field against him, got my first snaps and felt like I did pretty good just getting thrown out there. Next time I'll be much more mentally prepared."

Steve Weatherford, who filled in for the injured Ryan Quigley and averaged 40.3 gross yards and 30.8 net on four punts...

"It wasn't good, you know? It's a bit disappointing, a tough situation to be in, coming in and not having any work with these guys. I wish I could've given more to the Jets today. I thought they played incredibly well. It was fun being back out there, but obviously I'm not very happy at all with the way I punted."

Brady, who was the Patriots' leading rusher with four carries for 15 yards...

"I actually enjoyed this because it will probably never happen again."

LB Calvin Pace, asked to assess New England's offensive talent...

"If you want to talk talent, I'm not a GM, I'm not an ESPN commentator, so I can't sit here and go man for man. I just know the game plan we came in here with was excellent. We just didn't do enough. Again, as hard as it is, we've got to give them credit."

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