New York Jets Gang Green News, 10/16/17: Baffling TD Reversal Frustrates Locker Room
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands after the Patriots' 24-17 win at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

The New York Jets locker room conveyed an overall sense of frustration about the baffling TD reversal while saying the correct things.

Any player in the New York Jets locker room who managed a way to remain cool, calm and collected after the team’s 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday deserves an immediate trophy.

How could any competitor not be fuming? The Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown reversal wasn’t just the worst call in the NFL this season, it ranks among the worst in the history of video replay.

Even non-Jets fans were irate. That doesn’t mean the Jets didn’t handle themselves appropriately. It’s one of the finer traits head coach Todd Bowles comes equipped with — his demeanor never changes despite fortunes or, in this case, grave misfortunes, via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

“They said he didn’t have control of the ball going out of bounds,” Bowles said. “If it hits the pylon going out of bounds, it’s a touchback going the other way.”

Even the man himself, ASJ, was collected when discussing the hot-button issue of the day.

“I don’t think it does any good to blast the officials or blast the rule … The rule is the rule. It is what it is. I have to do a better job of ball security. … I feel like I let my team down.”

Referee Tony Corrente had this to say about the call following the game:

“He lost the ball. It came out of his control as he was almost to the ground. Now he re-grasps the ball, and by rule, now he has to complete the process of a recovery, which means he has to survive the ground again.”

On top of that explanation, the phrase of “it was obvious” was used when the NFL officially reversed the call. Naturally, not everybody said the right things in defeat. Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse let it fly in the postgame.

“I’m pretty sure everybody is going to look back and say that was a B.S. call,” wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said.

Terrible call or not, the 3-3 Jets will look to rebound in South Beach against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

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