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Brandon Marshall rightfully shocked at early start of Jets

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) looks on in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) looks on in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets are 1-3 so far in the first quarter of the regular season as wide receiver Brandon Marshall has every right to be shocked.

It’s no secret that expectations were incredibly high for the New York Jets entering this season. The Jets have lost two straight games now and aren’t looking too good. Injuries are piling up faster than a New York minute and nothing seems to be working in all aspects of the team.

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Wide receiver Brandon Marshall isn’t one to hold back on his thoughts, regardless of the situation. At this point in time on offense, the Jets are having major problems at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick already has 10 interceptions on the season and now faces the stout defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Jets must put up a valiant effort this week before the season continues to head into a downward spiral of no return. The Steelers are a solid team but have their weaknesses as well. It all starts with the Jets’ offense as they must go back to establishing the run and putting their players in a position to succeed.

Marshall is not 100% healthy for the most part but will see plenty of action against the Steelers as he has every right to be shocked at how poorly the Jets have performed so far this season. Here is what he had to say, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:

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Considering the players this offense has, how surprised are you that you guys have had two performances like this in a row?

I am shocked. I expect more out of our offense. Every year is different. It’s a little deflating. You think you’re really close and right when you think it’s going to be easy, whether, in sport or life, you get slapped in the face and humbled. It’s disappointing but that’s just the story of life. It’s never easy. This is hard. Football is hard and it’s not for the weary.

On how confident he is with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback…

Oh yeah, I’m standing this ship with him. Obviously, right now, we’re all looking each other in the eyes, holding each other accountable, and pushing each other. At the end of the day, I’m going down with the ship with him. I don’t like how any of us are playing. Myself, all of the starters. We need to pick it up and play better.

On if the Jets need to assess the quarterback position…

I am going down in the boat with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Okay? You got it? So can you not ask me anymore questions about that? I am going down in the boat with number 14.

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That must be some boat but Marshall continues to be fiercely loyal to Fitzpatrick. In a week where he can’t afford more interceptions, all eyes will be on Fitzpatrick trying to overcome these incredible obstacles. This could very well be his last game starting under center if things don’t get better immediately.

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