New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins: Postgame Quotes from MetLife
By Alan Schechter
Dec 1, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms (5) and quarterback Geno Smith (7) together on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Smith was benched for Simms for the second half. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 23-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Here are some quotes following the game this afternoon against the Miami Dolphins. OK it wasn’t really a game, but you know what I mean.
First, Geno Smith on his frustration level:
(I am) just frustrated that we couldn’t come out with the victory. I don’t have anything to say about anything else other than the fact that we didn’t get it done today on offense or as a team. We couldn’t get a victory and that’s very frustrating for me as a quarterback.
Geno then talked about the lack of completions and yards:
If I could put my finger on it, we’d fix that problem, but there’s a lot of things that can be said as to why we haven’t done our jobs. But I’m not here to speak about who did what. I look myself in the mirror and I own up to my own mistakes. I didn’t get it done. I didn’t get us enough first downs, didn’t put the ball in play enough and we haven’t scored points. That all falls on me. If you ask anyone, it falls on me. I’ll keep plugging at it. I’ll get better. There will be some light at the end of the tunnel.
I like that Geno takes it upon himself to admit when he hasn’t played well. He didn’t appear supportive on the sideline, which seemed very immature. Guys, even when benched, should step up and vocally support their teammates. WE will see how things develop of he is not starting next week.
Matt Simms talked about the challenges on offense right now, whether it is just execution or something more:
That’s really not our job to think outside of the box. We can control the men that we have in our room. We just have to go from there. Like I said, we were moving the ball pretty well in the second half. We didn’t finish drives. I took two sacks in two situations that we just can’t have. As a team, when the other team is playing as well as they are, you just can’t have things like that. They were doing well on offense and they were eating up a lot of the clock. We can’t allow drives to slip through our hands like that. We have to control what we can control. We have to go out and execute and play harder and play better next week.
Rex talked about his defense, and something near to his heart, the tackling, or lack thereof:
That was the biggest disappointment, without question. We know it was tough sledding. We hadn’t done anything offensively and you’re kind of hanging in there, holding onto that rope and you just have got to believe. You’ve just got to get him on the ground. They hadn’t done anything. We knew we felt confident in what we we’re doing in the red zone and it’s like, they’re not in until they’re in. Your job is to prevent them from scoring and even if you give up a play, get the guy on the ground and that was unfortunate. We had on the first slant pass, they run a slant for 50 yards. You think again, there’s three guys (that) have got a shot at him and that was certainly disappointing. And we missed another one, so the tackling was poor. I think that was without question my biggest disappointment.