Things got very quiet in New York after the Jets’ 3-0 start became 3-3.
But now that the Jets have won another game, it’s Monday Night Raw all over again.
Safety Kerry Rhodes sounded off today regarding Sunday’s rematch with the Dolphins, who beat New York 16 days ago.
“I thought they won the Super Bowl,” said Rhodes, per Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger. “We thought we saw some confetti coming out
of the sky a little bit. But they were very happy to get that win and
win a Monday night game.
“We definitely owe them one. It’s no doubt. We’re looking at this
game as a payback game. It’s not secret about it. We want to come out
and get one. That’s the way we’re attacking it.”
Defensive end Shaun Ellis had some things to say, too.
“Granted, they won the game in the fashion that they won it and they’re
going to be excited,” Ellis said. “But some
of the comments they made coming off the field I didn’t like too well.
You were hearing a lot of stuff like, ‘We gave it to them.’ Hey, save
that for the locker room.
“It was just one of those games that really left a sour taste in your
month and the only way we’ll be able to get it out is we get this win.”
Of course, the Dolphins have plenty of motivation, too. After the game in Miami, Jets coach Rex Ryan gave no credit to the Dolphins for superior coaching and execution. And linebacker Calvin Pace suggested that the Wildcat is a form of cheating — in his first game back after a four-game suspension for cheating.
So, basically, it should be another good game between these two AFC East rivals.