New York Jets: Reactions to Win Over the Patriots


Oct 20, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan (right) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shake hands after the game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won the game 30-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some reactions from the Jets following the win today over the Patriots. First, we hear from Nick Folk on beating the Pats in overtime:

It’s good. Any time we can get a win is good. I’m excited after every win, not just the ones I get to kick a game winner. I’m excited all the time whenever we get the chance to win. It’s tough to come by some wins sometimes, and luckily for us this year, we’re putting some good ones together.

Geno Smith talked about whether or not a win like this shows a lot about his progress at quarterback:

I mean, every single win is big. My progress is judged by my decision making and the way that I improve in that area. That comes with patience. That comes with time and a ton of reps, a ton of game reps. But, I think I’ve improved steadily from week-to-week. Now I don’t think my games have been telling of that, but I do believe that I’ve been improving.

Safety Antonio Allen talked about the importance of the turnover he was on the receiving end of:

We knew we needed a turnover. We were trying to get one. It was only our (third) one this year. We knew we had to force a turnover in order to win the game. We did that, got the spark and everybody is on their high horse.

And finally, coach Ryan on the play of the defense in the second half:

Our staff does a great job. Dennis and (Brian) VanGorder (linebackers coach) and all of those guys with the exception of (defensive assistant Jeff) Weeks (joking) does a great job. They really do. They made a couple of adjustments that they thought would help us, and they did. You’re playing against a group that knows what they are doing with the football. The fact they were 1-for-12 on third down was good. We can put that in the good category, but I think it was more about our defense than about who wasn’t there and everything else. And I’d like to say, our defense actually stepped up at times. I don’t know if that was noted the last time we played them. We finished the job this time and that’s the important thing. I’m really excited about that.