The Jets were careful not to rile up the Steelers with any pre-game chatter last week. According to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, that was a wise move.
“They were trash-talking to the Patriots,” Sanders told the New York Daily News Wednesday. “But we got some guys on this team that if you start talking trash to us, we’re going to come out and smack you in the mouth. We have that kind of swagger. Okay, you talk smack. Okay, we’re going to bring the ‘A’ Game.”
Linebacker Larry Foote didn’t understand Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis’ comment this week that the Jets were “too relaxed” to start the game.
“We were more prepared. Why on Earth they made the excuse that they started slow . . . I don’t know,” Foote said. “I don’t know why any team would start slow in the AFC Championship Game. You should be more fired up than any other game. Those guys said they weren’t fired up and ready to play. And we thank them for it.”