FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Injured New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers He wants his teammates to do a better job of dealing with adversity, and he wants fans — including franchise icon Joe Namath — to stay positive.
Rodgers, in his weekly spot on “The Pat McAfee Show,” said Tuesday that he didn’t care about the sideline behavior during Sunday’s 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots.
“I think we’ve got to hold our position a little better across the board,” Rogers said. “Just offensively, we don’t have to have some of these things happen on the sidelines and get a little better and be a, just a little better competitor.”
Wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Michael Carter Animated conversations with assistant coaches caught on camera. Carter, in particular, was hot; He was yelling at running backs coach Taylor Embry.
Rodgers, who watched from his home in Malibu, Calif., said that “there was a lot of small talk, and we just have to be a little bigger on offense and do our jobs and not point fingers at each other — and that’s everybody. To the coaching staff.” Don’t point fingers, don’t point fingers at each other. Just get back to work and get the job done.”
The Jets (1-2) have dropped two straight games, as Jack Wilsonled offense has produced just two touchdowns in two losses. Wilson, who replaced Rodgers in the fifth game of the opener, came under fire.
“I think if I had been there, none of that would have happened,” said Rodgers, who had Achilles surgery in September. 13.”[I’m] Not sure we’ll be 3-0 — I don’t know. I’d like to think it has a chance, but it’s a side thing that I don’t like and I’d like to see us stick together through hard times.”
Namath fueled a firestorm Monday by trashing Wilson in an interview on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York Radio. Namath said Wilson was “terrible” against the Patriots, adding that he’ll be traded for the 2021 pick. Pick 2 because he has “seen enough of Jack Wilson.” He also said that coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas should be replaced.
Rogers was asked about Namath’s comments, and while he didn’t address Namath by name, he made it clear that he doesn’t appreciate the negativity.
“When we’re not having success, how do we respond? How do we respond to adversity? And that goes for our fan base and former players,” Rodgers said. “You’re not helping the cause.
“I want to see everyone stick together — our fan base, our former players and our current players because there’s so much negativity and the world is crashing after three weeks. [It’s] A long season, a lot of time, a lot can happen. So, let’s take a breather, shall we? I’m not going to say we need to relax. Let’s take a breather.”
Garrett Wilson, in his weekly spot on the “Bart & Hahn Show” on ESPN New York Radio, said he “really had no reaction” to Namath’s comments.
“We love Joe Namath at the Jets facility, and we love what he’s done for the New York Jets,” Wilson said. “That goes without saying. He has a right to an opinion, a right to have any kind of feeling.”
Wilson added, “I hope we find a way to use this as ammunition and that one day Joe Namath can admit he was wrong and make him eat his words. That’s what it comes down to. … We love Joe Namath.” , but we love “Zach, too. We have confidence in Zak.”
Rodgers, in the early stages of rehabbing his injured foot, indicated he could participate in Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium.
“You never know who you’re going to see at the game,” he said.
He may be referring to Taylor Swift, who caused a frenzy on Sunday when she attended the Chiefs’ home game against the Chicago Bears after being invited. Travis Kelce.