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Not into that . . .

Talking about moral victories in sports.

Somebody played well in a loss, somebody had a good half in a loss. It doesn’t do it for me. You lost the game.

As Bill Parcells would say, “There are no medals for trying.”

Moral victories are not my thing. They might float the boat of others, but they do nothing for me . . .

C.J. Mosley is a smart guy.

He took a $10 million bonus and opted out from a 2020 Jets team he clearly saw as a train wreck, and that certainly turned out to be the case.

Now this year, he clearly knows he is surrounded by defensive players who are blowing assignments ad infinitum, but he knows it would be bad form to call them out in the media.

So it took it in a different direction after the Jets’ loss to Philadelphia. He played the “opponents don’t respect us” card. This is kind of a passive-aggressive way of saying, “We stink” but doing it without calling out the players, who are blowing assignments, week-in, week-out, at an alarming rate.

“When you handle your business and you’re doing things right, teams don’t have time to be doing all that laughing,” Mosley said. “They don’t have time to do all that other stuff because you’re punching them in the mouth.”

The Jets aren’t “doing things right” on defense where they are historically bad.

And as I mentioned yesterday, Mosley went apoplectic after a 12-yard run off left tackle by Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell where none of the three players on that side did anything to set the edge.

Mosley blew a gasket on the field. He clearly couldn’t take it anymore.

But he’s not going to call anybody out by name, so he’s trying to get his message across in a different way, by saying opponents are laughing at them.

However, the problem for the Jets is it’s going to be hard to fix this defense until the off-season. You can’t really find the requisite players to come in and fix this now. That is an off-season project.

They have too many players starting, or rotating in, who aren’t up to their jobs . . .

The Jets are finally doing the right thing to fix their messy kicking situation by signing a veteran placekicker, former Chicago Bear Eddie Piniero, who was  23 of 28 field goals (82.1 percent) on field goals in 2019, but missed last year with a pulled groin.

It remains be seen how Piniero, a University of Florida product, will do, but at least he’s “been there done that” when it comes to kicking in an NFL game.

If the prior regime didn’t let Nick Folk (New England) and Jason Myers (Seattle) out of the building, they probably wouldn’t have this predicament . . .

Not sure what to make of this, but I haven’t see Joe Douglas on the field before Jets’ home games in the pregame in a while. Not sure what the reason is. It might be nothing. But ofter GM’s are on the field before the game to hobnob with the opponent and look over personnel on both teams. And the opponent yesterday was a team Douglas used to work for, the Eagles, so some would have expected him to be on the field. Maybe he was on the field but I missed him.

Hey, he could probably survey things from his booth in the stadium.

Once again, I have no idea what the reason is for this, but he used to be on the field all the time.

One thing for sure, he’s not in the mood to hobnob these days, with his team in last place, and so many players (and coaches) struggling right now.

This might be a nothing burger, but it’s just something that caught my attention.

December 6, 2021

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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