After the Jets were an absolute disgrace in Sunday’s 41-10 loss to the Bills — a game that might cost coach Todd Bowles his job — veteran cornerback Morris Claiborne delivered a damning indictment of the team’s effort, Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media reports.
“We didn’t come to play today, in no way,” Claiborne said. “It’s one of the first times I can honestly say that someone came in and just whooped us. We kind of laid down to it. It’s very stressful. I’m at a loss myself.”
Claiborne was informed of the obvious: This is a troubling statement, about laying down.
“It is,” he said. “I can’t believe it. I wish I had the answer for you. Ain’t nobody going to come in here and lay down to us. Nobody is going to give us no games. It’s hard as hell to win in this league. It’s hard as hell, man.
“I feel like you shouldn’t have to talk about effort. Being an NFL player, that’s the least you can do, is give effort. I feel like every guy in the locker room should be able to put effort into whatever you’re doing, no matter what that is.”