If you examine the box score from the 49ers’ 34-0 win over the Jets on Sunday, you would see that the Jets hung tough with the 49ers for much of the first half. So when examining the 34-0 outcome, one would have to come to one of the two conclusions. Either the 49ers just wore the Jets down or the Jets realized that they were the lesser team and quit.
We have our opinion on the matter but we’d much rather bring you the opinion of someone who was actually on the field on Sunday. And that someone is 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers.
According to Rogers, the Jets quit.
“It kinda seemed like, after a while they just, I know, looking at their defense, they didn’t want to be out there,” Rogers said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday. “And after that it’s like, man, these guys don’t really want to play the game. You know, it’s pretty much over.”
“You could see it happening,” Rogers said. “It kinda shocked me just because, you know, a lot of guys were saying on the sideline, ‘Oh, they don’t want to tackle, they don’t want to do this, they don’t want to do that.’ That’s a Rex Ryan defense. That’s a Rex Ryan team. His defense, you know, plays throughout. And that was the shocking point about it. The same thing goes for us when we played Minnesota. We was down, the chances of coming back late in that game was real hard. You know, we had to do some unbelievable stuff, onsides kicks. But we played to the end. End of the fourth and two fumbles within the last two minutes of the game or something like that. It really kind of shocked me to see that them guys were ready to go get in the showers.”
You never what hear that a team quit during a game. But luckily for the Jets, their owner is more concerned about the upcoming election than how they’re doing on the field.