New York Jets’ linebacker C.J. Mosley is fed up with the disrespect.
After initially popping out sturdy in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Jets suffered one other devastating blow however to make issues worse, Mosley accused the Eagles of unsportsmanlike conduct even earlier than kickoff.
“It p—– you off,” he said of the Eagles refusing to shake arms after the coin toss and defensive deal with Fletcher Cox laughing at Jets coach Robert Saleh throughout the sport.
“It is all about respect. Proper now, groups will not be respecting us. That is well-deserved, whether or not it is by self-inflicted wounds or by the historical past of the Jets.”
The Jets’ struggles have been years within the making however with a brand new head coach and a contemporary, younger quarterback, the expectations to show issues round this season had been excessive.
In Sunday’s 30-18 loss, it initially appeared the Jets and Eagles can be in for a slugfest as they each scored touchdowns on their first three possessions — however issues slowed for New York considerably after the half.
The Jets held the ball for less than 70 seconds within the third quarter — simply three performs for 3 yards. In the meantime, the Eagles had 24 performs for 81 yards over 13:50 within the interval. Philadelphia held the general edge in time of possession, 35:36 to 24:24.
“You possibly can see that stuff; you may really feel that stuff,” Mosley mentioned of the obvious disrespect. “As a competitor, as a warrior, preventing along with your brothers, that p—– you off. That is been happening for a very long time.”
“That is one thing that will get underneath gamers’ pores and skin,” he continued. “On the finish of the day, once you deal with your small business and also you’re doing issues proper, a group would not have time for all that laughing, would not have time for all that stuff, since you’re punching them within the mouth. That needs to be our mindset. Nothing goes to come back straightforward for us.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.