"My problem is that I don't walk in somebody else's house and say the mood of the house was this. Because you don't know what the mood was, because you didn't walk in there after that game. That's the problem I have. I'm going to let it go. I'm done talking about it. The problem I've got is when we're 5-0 and walking in the locker room, we're not doing jumping jacks. We won a game. We're glad we won the game, we move on.
"But see, I know how it can get written. I know the perception of it, too. We want the helmets on the ground, we want guys falling down and crying, "The season is over for the Jets. They put too much into one game, the coach don't know what he's doing."
"I'm painting whoever said it, and if the shoe fits you wear it. If the shoe fits wear it, if it don't fit, you shouldn't worry about it. God judges everybody by theirself, he don't judge everybody in the same boat. If the shoe fits, then you've got to wear it and put your name on it. Be the guy that said "I said because I was in the locker room with Coach Edwards that the mood was this." But you weren't in the locker room with Coach Edwards. You don't know the mood of that football team. That's the problem I got."