Completely Sober: Brandon Marshall Says Jets at 1-4 Are in ‘Perfect Position’
On Sunday, the New York Jets were demolished by the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field by a score of 31-13, dropping them into a tie for last in the AFC East with a record of 1-4.
Everyone on the Jets was down about the game and the team’s record, especially coming off a 10-6 record last year…All except Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who seemed extremely upbeat.
“I’m more than confident that we will turn this thing around,’’ Marshall said.
“The story will be sweet if …’’ Marshall went on before catching himself and adding, “ … when we turn this thing around.’’
After three consecutive losses, Marshall seems to believe the Jets are in prime position.
“This is a perfect position for us,’’ Marshall said, raising eyebrows. “We have great talent in this room. We’re one of the most talented teams in the league. So, we can do one or two things — we can fold it up and cry, or we can stick together and continue to work.
“I’m already over this loss. We’re going to turn this around. I promise you that. Starting right now. I promise you that.’’
“We’re 1-4 and now is the time to stick together,’’ he said. “We put ourselves in a hole. Our backs are against the wall. We just need to continue to have weeks like we did last week — it was the best week [of practice] we’ve had in my two years of being here. That’s what we need.
“A couple games ago, it was a time when we needed to look each other in the eye and get fiery and push each other, challenge each other, piss each other off. Now it’s time for us stick together. We’ve got a lot of ball left. Everyone should be confident in the guys we still have in this locker room, the coaches.’’
No word on if Marshall had been summoned for a drug test after the game.