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49ers' Carlos Rogers: Jets defense was ready to hit the showers
Not that we needed Carlos Rogers to state the obvious, but San Francisco's cornerback did just that during a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview.
Rogers told hosts Jim Miller and Bill Polian that the Jets defense didn't look the least bit interested in playing Sunday -- and it showed in the final box score. The unit gave up 245 rushing yards and 379 yards of total offense in a 34-0 shutout at home -- one of the worst losses of Rex Ryan's head-coaching career.
"It kinda seemed like, after a while they just ... I know, looking at their defense, they didn't want to be out there," said Rogers, whose 51-yard touchdown on Santonio Holmes' injury-fumble put the 49ers up 24-0 in early in the fourth. "And after that it's like, man, these guys don't really want to play the game. You know, it's pretty much over."
Rogers said the 49ers could sense the disinterest of Ryan's defense as the game wore on -- and as the score got out of hand.
"You could see it happening," he said. "It kinda shocked me just because, you know, a lot of guys were saying on the sideline, 'Oh, they don't want to tackle, they don't want to do this, they don't want to do that.' That's a Rex Ryan defense. That's a Rex Ryan team.
"His defense, you know, plays throughout. And that was the shocking point about it. The same thing goes for us when we played Minnesota (in a 23-14 loss)...But we played to the end. End of the fourth, and two fumbles within the last two minutes of the game or something like that. It really kind of shocked me to see that them guys were ready to go get in the showers."