Josh McCown: Jets’ 3-2 start is no surprise in our locker room

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Everyone is surprised the Jets are 3-2. Everyone, that is, except the Jets.

Jets quarterback Josh McCown said on PFT Live that he and his teammates were expecting to be a competitive team, just as they’ve been through the first five games of the season.

“For us inside the building it’s not surprising,” McCown said. “We began to work back in April and May, putting our team together and working together and building our team with a goal in mind. Obviously there’s a narrative outside the building that’s going on, but when you come to work you don’t really subscribe to that. You’re with your brothers in the locker room and you’re going to go after this goal. So that’s been our focus and when you do find success I don’t think for us, as with any team, surprise about it. It’s the way we work. It’s what we were expecting to happen.”

The narrative McCown referenced, that the Jets were tanking, has been proven wrong. They might not turn out to be a winning football team, but they’re certainly not tanking. This is a team that’s playing hard, and focusing on a first-place battle with the Patriots on Sunday.

30 responses to “Josh McCown: Jets’ 3-2 start is no surprise in our locker room

  1. 2 of their 3 wins came vs. Dolphins (dumpster fire) and Cleveland (convoy of dumpsters on fire) so until they get some legit wins vs. winning programs they will be buttfumble central.

  2. And every rock star knew they were going to make it too. That’s because no one asks the ones who don’t.

  3. as much as i HATE the Jets as a Bostonian, its good to see them winning games. It doesnt matter if you beat the 1-15 brownies, or the 14-2 Patriots. As Belichick says “stats are for losers, the end score is for Winners.”

  4. doesnt change the GM’s intention was to tank the roster.. if your team has good cohesion and the coach is able/willing to make a game plan to emphasis your strengths a couple wins will come

  5. The wins have not been pretty, but the most important thing is that they’re wins. Granted, they probably should’ve have put themselves in a position where they needed to find ways to win in the first place, especially against the teams they’ve played, but I think most people feel that the jury is still out on the Jets, and that Week 8 will give us all a better idea of where they’re at. Finding wins against the Patriots, Bills, Panthers and Chiefs will be important for the rest of their season.

  6. Believe it or not the dumpster fire which is the Jets has been the second best team in the afc east for the last 17 years.

    Granted there is quite a large drop off from First,

  7. Brady will hang a 50 burger on the Jets, even if the rest of the offense takes the day off. The Pats stout defense will hold the Jets scoreless.

  8. I respect the organization for not tanking. The tables have turned in New York. The Giants are currently the laughing stock of the league. I know it is not indicative of what the week 17 standings will say, but the Jets are currently tied for 1st place in their division. Can anyone honestly say they expected the Jets to be on top of their division in week 5?

  9. It’s better than most predicted, but try to remember in that last game the Browns (the BROWNS!) outgained the Jets by over 200yds and had nearly 10mins more possession time than the Jets. Were it not for a Browns’ fumble within 7yds of the Jets’ goal and 2 missed FGs the Browns would have easily beaten the Jets.

  10. I’m not blind to the fact that the talent is sub-par and they will most likely finish with a losing record. But I have to say, they have been a fun team to watch this year. A few of the young guys are playing their hearts out. Not a selfish bunch at all, kind of refreshing…

  11. I saw the Jets this past weekend. They did look organized and battle ready. I know it was against the Browns, but at least they didn’t look like the “Chinese Fire Drill” that is Cleveland.

  12. looking at their schedule it’s no surprise they started the way they have. look at the rest of the season its about to go downhill in a big way, fast

  13. streetyson says:
    October 11, 2017 at 9:52 am
    It’s better than most predicted, but try to remember in that last game the Browns (the BROWNS!) outgained the Jets by over 200yds and had nearly 10mins more possession time than the Jets. Were it not for a Browns’ fumble within 7yds of the Jets’ goal and 2 missed FGs the Browns would have easily beaten the Jets.

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    meaning, the Jets blow and their 3-2 record shows they are the worst 3-2 team ever

    I am still laughing that them googly eyed over Kony Ealy, too. The guy sucks, their Run D and pass rush sack badly, Leonard Williams is bordering on a bust with only 14 tackles so far with no other production in his 3rd season, and their offense also blows. All of their receivers combined for 93 yds receiving. LOL!

    And that was against a Collins-less Browns last week!

  14. I just “love” the haters who’ve been mocking and insulting the Jets before the season with their tanking accusations and the 0 – 16 abuse. Now that they’ve won 3 games, they now have to back pedal with, “well, they’ve only beaten this team, or that team.” I don’t care if they’ve won their last game this season, the needle is pointing up for this team. The haters can just keep hating.

  15. magnumpimustache says:
    October 11, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Believe it or not the dumpster fire which is the Jets has been the second best team in the afc east for the last 17 years.

    Granted there is quite a large drop off from First,
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    I am not sure of your point? Jets 132 wins and Dolphins 131. However, we agree they are both seriously lagging First. Enjoy the very limited success… the schedule gets tough. My guess is the Jets win maybe 1 or 2 more games this year. Even the Dolphins in Miami or the Saints in NO won’t be easy.

  16. Sleeper game for the Pats. They better take these guys seriously or they could get an awfully ugly surprise from them.

  17. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 11, 2017 at 11:38 am
    Sleeper game for the Pats. They better take these guys seriously or they could get an awfully ugly surprise from them.

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    lol

    Do you honestly think BB considers this a “sleeper” game? It’s in the division, he hates the arrogant, annoying Jets (as we all do), and the Pats need to keep trying to right their ship.

    There is no such thing as a sleeper game here.

    Jets D sucks, Pats need to mind their Ps and Qs with no turnovers and play the field position game, to slowly bury a crappy team.

    AS NE gets healthier, namely after the Bye with McClellin back and hopefully Malcom Mitchell, we will finally see what the team will look like at full throttle.

    Would love to see Langi emerge so they have another LB to use with some speed.

  18. ajg314 says:
    October 11, 2017 at 10:44 am
    I just “love” the haters who’ve been mocking and insulting the Jets before the season with their tanking accusations and the 0 – 16 abuse. Now that they’ve won 3 games, they now have to back pedal with, “well, they’ve only beaten this team, or that team.” I don’t care if they’ve won their last game this season, the needle is pointing up for this team. The haters can just keep hating.

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    Well, your franchise is arguably the most annoying and arrogant, as losers, in all of sports, so it’s very easy to hate that kind of a combo. It’s only been going on for decades.

  19. Isn’t it funny that the Browns current and former regime kept giving someone else other then McCown the QB job. It was obvious he was their best option at QB, but Sashi Brown and the smartest guys in the room didn’t think so.

    I think there is a good shot that old McCown will still be in the league longer then Sashi Brown is.

  20. petersjeffrey36 says:
    October 11, 2017 at 9:20 am
    doesnt change the GM’s intention was to tank the roster.. if your team has good cohesion and the coach is able/willing to make a game plan to emphasis your strengths a couple wins will come

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    Name one player that the GM let go who has proven him wrong by performing well elsewhere. Just one.

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