Braylon Edwards thinks Bill Belichick & Co. weren't just trying to beat the Jets on Monday night.
The wide receiver essentially believes the Patriots were doing their best to pour it on late in their 45-3 pasting of the Jets at Gillette Stadium.
"I don’t want to say they ran it up, but at the end of the day, they ran it up," Edwards said. "If you look at what happened, yeah they ran it up. But I mean, that's football. It’s a rivalry and it’s two guys that probably don’t like each other through the rivalry at least. So we probably would've done the same thing."
The Jets literally attempted to bury that stinging defeat, with Rex Ryan placing a ball from the game in a hole near one of the goal posts on their outdoor practice field today. It was Ryan's way of saying the team was moving on.
Moving on, perhaps. Forgetting about it? Well, that's a different story if you ask Edwards.
"I think we are going to let this stick with us the rest of the season," he said. "I don’t think it will be over after this. It’s something that was embarrassing, and we all need to live by that game for the rest of the season and leading up to the playoffs."
And use it for motivation.
"Pretty much," Edwards said. "We were humbled in the sense that we got beat in all phases. So, knowing that happened to us, knowing that’s a possibility, knowing that we have to be that much more focused going into games, we have to execute that much better so we don't end up on that side of the coin all over again."