Official website of the New England Patriots

replay
Patriots Replay Wed Sep 30 | 02:00 PM - 11:59 PM

New York Jets Postgame Transcripts 11/27

TODD BOWLES, HEAD COACH

On what he told the team after the game...
They made more plays than we did at the end. We have to find a way to make a play to win the ballgame at the end. Playing hard for three-and-a-half quarters or three-and-three-quarters is encouraging, but at the same time, they made one more play than we did. We have to find a way to finish at the end of a ballgame.

On if this loss was particularly tough...
It's tough because it's the latest loss, but they all hurt the same.

On if the Jets took a softer approach on defense on the last Patriots drive...
We weren't playing softer. We played the way we did the entire game.

On the pass to Patriots WR Chris Hogan that set up the game-winning touchdown...
He (Tom Brady) had too much time to throw. 

On his overall impression of Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and if he will stick with him as the starter...
We lost the game. I will evaluate everything as the week goes forward. I'm not going to make a rash decision today one way or the other. For the most part, he did a good job.

On the Patriots success throwing at Jets CB Darrelle Revis...
I only saw them catch the one ball at the end. I didn't see them have success going after him at all.

On his evaluation of Fitzpatrick...
For the most part, he was efficient. He didn't turn the ball over until the very end. Offensively, we moved the ball. We just had to find a way to score one more touchdown than they did.

On if Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is dealing with an ankle injury...
I think it bothered him early on in the week. I think he felt good today. The ball was being spread out today. It wasn't an up-the-middle type of ballgame. He gets rid of the ball quickly. I thought Mo played fine.

On what he saw on the Patriots last drive...
They made one more play than we did. We should have gotten off the field on fourth down, but they made a play. Then they made another play. We have to find a way to make those plays. 

On if Revis hesitated on the Patriots first touchdown ...
He (Tim Brady) dropped the ball. That's hesitation. He dropped the ball and scooped it back up. When you blink, you have hesitation. The rushers eased up and that's hesitation. It was on everybody.

(follow-up) On the game-winning touchdown...
I had a bad view of it from where I was standing. I have to see the film.

On if he thought of going for it on fourth-and-4 in the first quarter instead of attempting a field goal...
No. Not on fourth-and-4.

On the turnover by Jets WR Robbie Anderson and if it was a critical play...
Anytime you turn get a turnover, it's critical. They got them and we didn't. Obviously, Robbie has to take care of the ball a little better than that. It ended up costing us at the end.

On how he keeps this team together...
We're always going to be together. We know that we're in this boat together win, lose, or draw. We won 10 games with the same group last year. We're losing some with the group this year, but we're together. We're going to play hard every week. We're going to practice hard. We're going to come out and be ready for Indianapolis.

On how frustrating it's been for him after winning 10 games last season...
Last year has nothing to do with this year. It's frustrating to lose. You don't want to lose. You're in this business to win ballgames. We haven't won ballgames this year.

On why the jets have not been able to finish ballgames...
I thought we played hard this game. They made a play. We made some plays. They made more plays than us. Sometimes, you have to give the other team credit. I give them credit.

On any injuries...
Calvin (Pryor) is in concussion protocol. He's getting checked out for a head injury. (Steve) McLendon had a sore hamstring.

On if Jets C Nick Mangold was ever close to playing...
No.

RYAN FITZPATRICK, QUARTERBACK

On whether this loss in particular is more difficult to deal with...
They're all tough, but playing against the Patriots you don't have to play the perfect game, but you can't make mistakes. The fumble in the first half, the fumble at the end of the game, a couple of penalties that set us back, those are the kind of mistakes that they kind of thrive on and we just made too many of them today as an offense.

On having success offensively early on and stalling later in the game...
We did. Maybe it was just ebbs and flows of the game, but we just got into some long third downs where they're tough to convert when they're dropping everybody and (we're) kind of throwing it short and trying to get it and not forcing it down the field. But the third-and-longs are tough with the way that they play them. But yes, we just kind of stalled out for a little bit there.

On the final play of the game...
It's got a lot of different options, but that particular play, the way that they played it my two options were either Quincy (Enunwa) down the middle of the field, I didn't really like his release, so then off to Brandon (Marshall) on the right side of the field. Brandon ran a really good route, really worked his guy, and as he was coming out of his cut I was throwing it to him on the sideline and the ball got knocked out by (Chris) Long.

On improving in end-of-game situations...
You just continue to be in these situations in games and try to make the plays. I don't know any other way. I think that's the only way you do it. You sit and think about all the different things – what we can work on, what we can do better. There was a string there last year where we were making all of those plays. (We) just have to continue to try to put ourselves in those situations and try to succeed.

On if he saw more energy from the team tonight...
I don't know that there was more energy. I thought we had more confidence especially as the game was going. I felt that in our huddle especially.

On if New England switched up defensively to defend Brandon Marshall...
No, it was just kind of the way that the game went. They were going to do some things during the game to take him away. We caught them in a couple of situations where we were just able to take advantage of it or maybe a zone coverage here or there. It was just part of it and part of playing against them is you have to be patient sometimes. They're going to try to take your best guys away. I don't know that they really changed anything up. The other thing is, we had a couple that we just didn't connect on that we were close on – a corner route and then the go-ball before Quincy's touchdown. So, we had a couple of more opportunities.

On if he felt confident with the lead following Enunwa's touchdown...
I've played these guys enough. I felt good about Quincy. Good thing he does all those squats and got his butt down. That was good, but No. 12 on their side – it has nothing to do with a lack of faith in our defense or anything like that but he is who he is for a reason. I had all the faith in the world in our defense, but I've seen it a lot of times, too, either playing against or him or as a football fan.

On the intentional grounding call...
It was kind of a tough play for me. I tried to sidestep the guy coming at me. He grabbed me and I was trying to find somebody to throw it to. Brandon had an in-cut and I couldn't find him. There was a check-down to the right and I was just hoping somebody was in the area. That one was my fault.

On how the team can stay together to finish on a high note...
I think you just have to challenge everybody's professionalism. That's what we're here to do. We're here to put our best effort in and I think we owe that to the team, we owe that to the coaches, we owe that to our teammates. Just being a pro every day, I think that's an important thing. It's not necessarily new. It's something we've been dealing with for a month or so now, trying to be a pro every single day. 

On how close he is to being fully healthy...
There's a couple of things that I'm not 100 percent on, but for the most part it was very little of an issue today for me. I felt pretty good out there.

On if he'll proceed forward assuming he's the starter...
I feel like I'm just not going to answer that question anymore. I know you had to ask it but I'm going to work as hard as I can and every time I get an opportunity (I'll) do the best I can to lead the team.

On not answering the question...
Like you said when you brought it up, you get asked it every week so I have the same answer every week, so, maybe I'll go with the same answer every week.

DARRELLE REVIS, CORNERBACK

On the end of the game...
You definitely don't want to put Tom (Brady) in those situations. A four or two-minute offense. He does a great job of executing and putting his teammates in the best position to make plays. 

On New England's last touchdown...
Zero coverage. We have to protect the inside. There was no middle safety on the field. We protected inside and they ran out-routes. (It was) great execution by those guys, seeing what coverage we were in. They basically executed better than we did on that play. 

On if he thought Qunicy Enunwa's touchdown was enough to end the game...
This game or no other game (it's not over). We have been struggling at playing all four quarters. This year we just can't seem to put a complete game together on both sides of the ball and sometimes on special teams. We've been bad at that this whole year. We definitely need to be more consistent in those areas.

On Enunwa...
He's been the same guy week in and week out. He's been making big plays for us. You can see during the course of the year, he has definitely gotten more confident as a player. (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is definitely looking for him in the passing game. He's definitely a spark for us on offense.

BRANDON MARSHALL, WIDE RECEIVER

On the game...
I think it's the story of the year. We come out and we're in the game in the first half and then in the second half we're not clicking. It was disappointing not to be able to correct that. We've hit stumbling blocks throughout the year. Whether it's pass offense, run offense, special teams, defense, here or there, as you go you want to get better and fix those things. The thing that's holding us back is not finishing strong. 

On how much confidence he had in the offense on the final drive...
I felt good today. I thought that offensively we were efficient. We hurt ourselves when we fumbled. I thought if we got the ball back, if we got the chance that we did, that we would be able to go down and score. Unfortunately, they got a little pressure and we got the ball stripped. I was just disappointed.

On how secure he felt after the Jets took the lead in the fourth quarter...
I think the right word is confidence. I felt good but I knew that Tom Brady has that thing where it kicks in. He's a special player. He's one of the best to ever do it. There's never a time where he's out of it. I remember a couple years ago they were down twenty something points at halftime and he rallied his team all the way back. 

On if he heard a lot of Patriots fans in the crowd...
I thought the stadium was actually rocking today for the most part because we were winning. 

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising