Chargers McMichael doesn’t give Jets credit for victory

By Marc A. Greenberg

Leave it to a former Miami Dolphin to make the following statement.

San Diego Chargers backup tight end Randy McMichael, after losing to the New York Jets 27-21 on Sunday afternoon, refused to give the Jets any credit for the victory, instead blaming the Chargers for the loss.

“The San Diego Chargers beat ourselves, OK?” McMichael said. “It’s all about us. We took our foot off the  gas pedal, and we lost because of it. … Their secondary isn’t anything. It’s our fault. It had nothing to do with anybody on their team. It’s all about the guys in this locker room room, we lost the game. They didn’t do anything.”

“It’s our fault,” McMichael said. You can ask any question you want to ask, everything comes down to the San Diego Chargers beating the San Diego Chargers today. It had nothing to do with the New York Jets. It’s embarrassing, but it is what it is. We still have more games to play, and we’ll get ready to play whoever we play on Sunday (Kansas City).”

The Chargers led the Jets by 11 points heading into the second half, but got beaten up by a Jets defense that intercepted Philip Rivers twice in the fourth quarter and had Mark Sanchez find Plaxico Burress for three touchdowns.

Asked if the Chargers (4-2) were still better than the Jets (4-3), McMichael responded, “Hell yeah. But they won, so whatever. I’m not giving anybody no credit, I’m taking the credit away from us, how about that?”