New York Jets Gang Green Report, 9/18/17: Marshawn Lynch Dance 'Demoralizing'
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Oakland Raiders dances on the sideline during their win over the New York Jets at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After the 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders, several New York Jets players called the dancing of Marshawn Lynch “demoralizing.”

Finally, there’s something that’s come out that can allow fans to hold their heads high.

There’s no chance anything from the New York Jets embarrassing 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday didn’t bring anything uplifting for its fanbase. Sure, Josh McCown and the offense is playing better than expected and sure, newly-acquired Jermaine Kearse has been everything and more that the organization could’ve hoped for.

But it’s tough finding positives.

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Perhaps the first extremely uplifting piece of news came after the game when several Jets players told Rich Cimini of ESPN New York they were completely “demoralized” by the dancing of Marshawn Lynch in the second half of the blowout.

Lynch danced to “I’m really from Oakland,” featuring Vell and DJ Mustard. It was caught by the Coliseum’s jumbotron during the west coast game.

“It irks my ever-living nerves,” linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. “When I saw it happening, it was infuriating. … That pissed me off. I’m an old-school guy. I don’t like when things like that happen. That was embarrassing, losing like that and having Marshawn dance like that.

“Great player, but seeing that happen, that should infuriate the whole team. It should infuriate everybody and we should have a good response coming into next Sunday.”

That was just Jordan Jenkins’s words on the matter. Cimini also sought out veteran Steve McLendon and second-year linebacker Darron Lee (who, coincidentally, was awful again on Sunday).

“We’re upset because it seems like he was rubbing it in our face,” nose tackle Steve McLendon said. “But he’s winning, man. He can do whatever he wants to do.”

Linebacker Darron Lee added, “It’s their house — they can do whatever they wants — but as a competitor, as a defender, you don’t like to see that type of stuff. It’s demoralizing, but we have to bow up and keep fighting.”

As a team, New York’s players were blatant in how great Lynch was while also showing a little fire. While it’s not much to write home about after a blowout defeat, it’s the only thing Jets fans can take hold of at the moment.

Other Jets Stories, News:

  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes about the embarrassing loss.
  • Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post suggests fans might want to already look away.
  • Todd Bowles reaffirmed Bryce Petty‘s status as the No. 2 QB after the game. Explained that he wasn’t the backup in Week 1 purely due to the fact he didn’t like the way his injury played out in practice.
  • ESNY’s Allison Case provided us the real-time story that was Lynch dancing in the Coliseum.
  • ESNY’s Robby Sabo provided us the real-time story on Jermaine Kearse’s first Jet touchdown.

 NEXT: Jets Fall to Raiders 45-20 (Highlights) 


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