At any rate, Ryan contends that “there’s no way” that the Jets quit in their 34-0 loss to 49ers. Yes, the Jets were outplayed. And yes, the Jets didn’t play up to his standards. But when it comes to quitting, “that’s wasn’t the case” according to Ryan.
“We got beat,” Ryan added. “There’s no doubt about it. No two ways about it. But it does show that other teams expect a lot out of this defense … obviously not any more than we expect out of ourselves.”
As for the possible reason why the Jets just let the 49ers have their way after halftime, Ryan points to fatigue.
“Late in the game, did we get fatigued? I think we did,” Ryan said. “I think we wore down a little bit at the end of the game. But there’s no quit. You can look at that tape. There’s no quit.”
Okay, okay, Rex. The Jets didn’t quit.