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Jets Postgame Quotes

ANTONIO CROMARTIE, CB

On the team's performance in the second half without Darrelle Revis...
We just came together at halftime. We found out that he wasn't going in the second half and we just wanted to come out and communicate and play the way we're capable of playing. We had to step up (and say), 'He's been out (before). Let's get our secondary set up.'

On whether Revis' absence matched him against Randy Moss the rest of the game...
That was the game plan pretty much (in) the second half. The biggest thing was going in, focusing and trying to do my job the best way I can. The guys in the secondary and the defense picked me up and made sure I did the right things that I needed to do. We talked at halftime and we knew we needed to come and just play football.

On his interception...
There was two-man coverage and, basically, I played inside leverage. I figured he wasn't doing an out-route, so I manned him (up) and just turned up for the ball. We got pressure on him (Tom Brady) and he just threw the ball up. I just tried to make a play on it.

On how big a play the interception was at that point in the game...
I think it was a big play. I think it was when we were down (14-10) at that point in time. Our offense was clicking real well going into halftime and we just wanted to get the guys the ball back, and let them try and make a play from there. That's exactly what they did. They drove down the field, (made) a field goal and cut the lead down to one point.

DAVID HARRIS, LB

*On the team's mindset coming into this game following last week's loss...
*It was a tough loss last week, but we know that it's a long season and we have to approach it that way. We knew that we had a big game today. The New England Patriots are our biggest rival and it showed. We played great on both sides of the ball and came out with a victory.

On playing so well despite the injuries...
We have to have a lot of depth on this team. The guys on the back end do a heck of a job everyday in practice (and) when (Darrelle) Revis went down, we didn't panic because we knew the type of guys we have in the back. We just continued to play our style of defense and prevailed.

*On if the play of Mark Sanchez inspired confidence in the whole team...
*(Mark) Sanchez showed a lot of leadership today. I think he played one of his better games since he came into the league and the offense was rolling. They helped out the defense a lot. Anytime they put 28 points on the board for a defense, it makes our job that much easier.

On if he feels like the defense can play with anybody...
Oh yeah, no doubt. We have great people in that locker room (and) great coaches. We try to go out there and be the best every time we touch the field.

On what the coaches said when Darrelle Revis was out for the rest of the game...
We knew everybody had to step up that much more. That touchdown that we gave up, I take responsibility for it. I got the call in really late and the coverage wasn't set, so I take responsibility for that. It turned out (that) it didn't bite us in the butt at the end.

On whether Randy Moss' touchdown was a wake-up call...
We just knew that we had to play our game. On their first drive, we let the drive continue on a personal foul. We knew that we just had to play sound football and get back to the way we know how to play, and it worked.

On if they added anything new for this game...
No, (we had the) same mindset; same plays. We just knew that they were an explosive offense. They have some players over there, (Wes) Welker in the slot and the big tight end (Aaron Hernandez) today. He played his butt off, but we played good as a team and it helped us win.

On the satisfaction of beating a division rival...
It always feels good to win, especially against a division rival. Everybody knew it was a big game and it feels good.

On the mix-up of coverages on Randy Moss' touchdown...
They went no-huddle on us and the call came in late. I gave it out really late and it hurt us. One side of the defense was playing one coverage, the other side (was playing) another. (We) ended up giving up seven points.

DUSTIN KELLER, TE

On being on the same page with Sanchez...
It's huge. When me and Mark are clicking, it just seems like everybody is clicking. When I open up everything in the middle of the field and they have to close up and Braylon and Jerricho are open up on the outside. In a couple of more games we get Holmes back, so that will just be one more threat so we're excited where we're at right now.

On the feeling of the team having a target on their backs...
It doesn't matter if you have a target on your back or you don't. This is the NFL, you're going to get a guy best game every time. He doesn't care if you've been saying this or that, they're going to do everything in their power to beat you no matter what. So if you truly feel like you're the best, why don't you say it? Why don't you go up there and make those comments?

On the feeling in the clubhouse...
It's not just going up there and thinking it gives us some kind of edge by saying that we're the best, these guys truly believe that we're the best.

On Braylon Edward's day...
Braylon had a big day. He caught the ball really well. He even had a one hander somewhere up there. He caught the ball really well and when Braylon is on, this offense is hard to stop. I feel like I kind of control the middle of the field, Braylon on the outside, Jerricho on the outside and then [Ladanion Tomlinson} and Shonn in the run game. When everyone is playing a good game, Mark just has so many options out there. Just pick your poison.

On his touchdown catch...
I have to talk to [offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer} about what the progression is, but I don't think I'm the first one. But I'm glad that it came my way.

On the difference in the first and second half...
It's hard to mentally beat a New England team. They just seem so mentally tough. No matter what the score is, you never play like you have the game won until the buzzer goes off, until the game is over. Because they have Tom Brady back there and he can do anything at any moment.

On the defense he was up against...
Well they were playing a lot of cover two, split safety, with a linebacker on me, so I felt really good with that matchup, me running with a linebacker and Mark saw me and he made good throws there. Whatever they made adjustments to, we made adjustments to counteract them. We were always calling good play, Schotty [Schottenheimer] did a great job and Mark did a good job of putting the ball where it needed to be.

*On the adjustments...
*[We adjusted] every single play. More times than not, this play is the best versus cover two, but if they do go to cover three, Mark you play the veer. It seemed like he was doing that all game.

On keeping the defense off balanced...
[Schottenheimer] called a great game and Mark did a good job of going through his reads.

On Mark's leadership...
I think he's been doing a great job all season and even in the preseason as far a leadership, but this game he stepped it up a notch. He kept telling guys to focus, focus on the play at hand and that's what we were doing and guys did a great job. The next play didn't matter, it's the play we're running right now.

DARRELLE REVIS, CB

On what adjustments he saw the Jets defense make...
I think we stuck to our same game plan. They just moved (Antonio Cromartie) onto Randy Moss and did a couple of other things.

*On the play of Antonio Cromartie...
*He did a great job. He stepped up. We have corners who can step in and he did a great job today.

On if his hamstring felt bad throughout the entire first half...
It felt good pregame and during the game. I was running around with Randy (Moss) the whole time. It wasn't until he scored, that's when I pulled up a little bit.

On what part of the play did he feel tightness in his hamstring...
(I felt it) When I tried to open up and run. He kind of got in front of me and that's when I started feeling it.

On if he got in front of him because of the hamstring...
Yeah, you can say that. It's just a play that happened. You can't do anything when that happens. I tried to run as fast as I could. I tried to be there and I couldn't. It slowed me down a little bit. On top of that, he made a great catch.

On how long he thinks he will be out...
I have no idea. We are just going to go about it day-by-day. I'm just going to keep getting treatment and go from there.

On if it's classified as a mild or Grade 1 strain...
We don't know yet. I'm going to get an MRI tomorrow, do a couple of other things to check it out, and then go from there.

On if there is any treatment or if rest is the only thing to do...
Hamstring injuries are really about rest and treatment. But like I said, when I messed it up a little bit before in practice, we did all that we could do to get me ready for Sunday.

On if it's now a pull...
No, it's not a pull. It just tightened up a little bit more.

On if he's in pain now...
I'm a little sore, (but) not a lot of pain.

On having to watch the second half...
The first thing on my mind was, 'I want to be out there.' The second thing is, 'Stop Tom Brady and that offense.' I was just crossing my fingers that we would stop those guys.

CB KYLE WILSON, CB

On getting an opportunity to return a kick today...
It was a lot of fun. I wish I could've taken it to the house, though.

On being a part of his first win in the NFL...
It feels great. It was definitely a great experience. We couldn't have played a better team right now. It just showed how much we worked all week (and) kept our focus. Then we went out there and got the win.

On what it was like covering Wes Welker...
He's a tough guy. The big thing was just patience and just competing. He's pretty good.

On how it helps the defense when the offense has a performance like they did today...
Anytime that happens, we start feeding off (of) each other. It definitely was a collective effort from everybody.

On what the defense did differently against Tom Brady in the second half...
We just gave him different techniques (and) different looks. We didn't want to sit back in the same defense. They made adjustments, we made adjustments, as well. Maybe it confused him, maybe it didn't, but (it) was definitely a good outcome.

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