Locker Room Sound Bites: Jets-Titans

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Selected quotes from the Jets' and Titans' locker rooms at MetLife Stadium following the Jets' 30-8 victory on Sunday afternoon:

Head coach Todd Bowles on the Jets playing in a so-called trap game against the Titans today...

"If you're the Golden State Warriors, you can have a trap game. We're not that good."

S Calvin Pryor on the victory...

"It was a complete team game. I kind of felt the energy during warmups. That's how it's been the last several weeks."

Darrelle Revis on the performance of WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, who had touchdown receptions together in the same game for the sixth time this year...

"They probably have a tight wide receiver group. The tandem with those two and Fitz, it's pretty awesome. They're our playmakers and they always seem to just find a way to get open every week."

Revis on containing Titans QB Marcus Mariota...

"I think the game ball goes to the defensive line. They did a great job."

Wilkerson on rookie DE Leonard Williams' play after he recorded a sack of Mariota...

"He's getting better each and every week. We're feeding off him, he's feeding off us. He comes up to me during the game today to congratulate me and I tell him, 'It's your turn to get after it.' And what happens? That play he gets a sack. We feed off each other and I'm happy with the progression he's had throughout the season."

Mariota on CB Buster Skrine's second-quarter interception...

"No. 41, I think it was, played it pretty well. We had the matchup we wanted inside. He just kind of covered it well. I should've just eaten the ball instead of putting our team in a bad spot."

Mariota on why Tennessee's offense struggled in the first half, referring to the Titan's 1-for-7 third-down-conversion rate...

"Third down. We weren't able to convert really any third downs. Hats off to the Jets defense. They did a good job of changing up their looks and bringing different pressures."

Skrine on the secret to the Jets defense's strong game...

"We just played consistent the whole game. There were no blown assignments, nothing like that. we just played Jets football."

The first five words of Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey's postgame opening statement...

"Well, that was not good."

On if Bowles and his staff coach what happened when Brandon Marshall was uncovered, caught a quick-snap pass from Fitzpatrick, and went 69 yards for a TD...

"If we're on the line ready and they're not, we're going to snap the ball and take off and go. Fitz and Brandon have been around for a while, so they saw some things. Luckily, Brandon didn't get caught by a defensive tackle."

Mularkey on what happened on the Marshall TD...

"That was when our headsets went down that series prior to running out there, so there was no communication to upstairs or to the linebackers. So again, not an excuse but we had no communication to the field or upstairs. And that doesn't give us any reason not to still cover an uncovered receiver."

Marshall on tme chemistry between him and Decker after the two combined for their 19th and 20th TD catches, tying the franchise record for most TD catches in a season by two teammates...

"I had an awesome partner in Chicago, Alshon Jeffery, and he was a guy I was able to groom. In high school my uncle came up to me when I made the switch to wide receiver and told me from day one, 'Great receivers have great receivers on the other side.' I've always remembered that. It's simple. It's just the little things. If I'm having a big game, you don't want the guy on the other side having an ego or having a pity party. You want that guy to cheer for you and vice versa. You go back to the Indy game, we came out and lit [Decker] up. It took some time for me to get the ball, but I was still cheering for him. That's what you want. You want guys cheering for each other and pushing for each other. That's what we have here."

RT Breno Giacomini on why the Jets' starting offensive line were named captains for this game...

"I don't really know. I think Coach just picks them. But it felt good, though, to get up there and represent our team, you know? We even threw Willie [Colon, on IR] in there, we should've had the whole O-line room right there because it's not just the five of us, it's the whole room."

Fitzpatrick on how enjoyable it is being on a team with good chemistry...

"That's one of my favorite parts about the game. It's just getting to know a group of guys, working hard for that common goal, facing adversity together. This year has been a lot of fun in terms of being able to win some more games and really seeing some positive gains and good strides, things that we've done that have made us a better football team, especially the last five weeks or so."

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