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What They're Saying: New York Jets

Find out what New York Jets coaches and players are saying about their upcoming game against the New England Patriots.

On the Patriots offense...
"They look as good as they always have. I think they're running the ball very well. LeGarrette (Blount) is doing a great job. They've doing a great job up front, obviously with the tight ends and the receivers and the backs they spread it around pretty good. They look pretty good."
- Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles

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On Tom Brady...
"We all know what a great player he is and even in a historical context what a great player he is. But to be able to take the hits week after week and continue to be out there ... I don't feel like I'm a spring chicken anymore. I'll be 34 tomorrow. It's amazing to see a guy like that that just looks better than ever."
- Jets Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

On playing a division rival...
"Four divisional games left, I think that's a big deal because they're all rivalries. They're teams that you don't like. We play them twice a year and we learn not to like them for various reasons whether you've been here for a lot of time or just a year or two years. They are certainly games that are easy to get up for."
- Jets Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

On the game...
"I'm excited to get out there and play versus New England and try to rally our guys. This is something that I still really enjoying doing and really enjoy it with the guys in the locker room. I'm looking forward to it."
- Jets Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

On what the absence of Rob Gronkowski does to the Patriots offense if he doesn't play...
"I don't know what it does. They find different ways to win. They won without (Tom) Brady in the first part of the season, so losing a player doesn't really hurt them any. They just adjust and they move on. I think that's the mark of a good football team and that's what they are."
- Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles

On having success frustrating Brady last season and the best way to stop the Patriots offense...
"I don't know if we stopped him, we tried to slow him down enough and make some plays, but they make a bunch of plays too and it came down to the end. Obviously, they beat us the first time. Every year is a new year. They'll have some different things, I'm sure we'll have a few things. It's going to be a competitive ball game. Whoever makes the play last, you know Brady can make all the plays at the end of the ball games and we just have to find a way to try to finish it out."
- Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles

"We've just got to be disruptive up front, get him off his mark, make him feel uncomfortable. That's pretty much it."
- Jets Defensive End Muhammad Wilkerson

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="499436"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]On Martellus Bennett...
"Martellus is a really good player. One of my favorite teammates that I've played with. Definitely has that toughness factor to him. That's what I loved about him. When we were in Chicago, I think one time he had an MCL sprain and they taped it up, and he ended up continuing to play. Didn't miss any time, and that shows you a guy who wants to be on the field and be effective. No matter what happens and you want play with guys like that. (He's) Not selfish, he'll block in the running game, and he'll sacrifice himself on running plays and in the passing game as well to get other people open. Definitely one of my favorite teammate to ever play with."
- Jets Running Back Matt Forte

On the mood of the team heading into their game with the Patriots...
"Same mood as we started the season with. Keep working, keep playing these games, keep trying to get better each week, and keeping that mentality. It doesn't matter what our record is. We are going to go out there and play hard every single week."
- Jets Running Back Matt Forte

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