C.J. Mosley #57 of the Jets looks on against the Philadelphia...

C.J. Mosley #57 of the Jets looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles  at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Credit: Jim McIsaac

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — C.J. Mosley spoke his piece about the Jets not getting respect from opponents, and he believes his teammates will show more pride and fight this week.

"I expect there to be a response," he said. "That’s on the older players, on the captains, on the leaders. That’s also on everybody on the team. We all have to play a part in being successful."

The Jets were embarrassed by the Eagles last week, and Mosley was bothered that Fletcher Cox laughed at coach Robert Saleh when he was arguing for a call. Mosley, a captain, expressed that disgust to his teammates and challenged them to earn teams’ respect.

"If we’re not doing the right things, we open the gates for the disrespect to happen," he said. "We open the gates for the blowouts to happen. We open the gates to get laughed at and get humiliated on the field and off the field.

"In order to change that, we got to change our mindset and we got to do the right thing on and off the field and win games."

The Jets’ history is not a good one. Mosley is a prideful player and the most accomplished one on the Jets, and he has had enough.

"I care when people laugh at my brothers," he said. "I care when we get our [expletives] blew out on the football field. When somebody laughs at my coach or my team or when we’re not playing or doing what I feel we need to do to win, I’m going to be upset."

Pressure kicker

The kicking situation is one that special teams coordinator Brant Boyer said there is "big, big pressure to get fixed."

Eddy Pineiro will be the Jets’ third kicker in three weeks and ninth kicker since 2017. He replaced Alex Kessman, who went 0-for-2 on extra-point tries in his NFL debut. Kessman replaced Matt Ammendola, who missed three field goals in two weeks. Ammendola is back on the practice squad.

"I think everybody in this building is frustrated with the position," Boyer said. "I really do. That’s been a position that hasn’t done a good enough job. That falls on me as a coordinator. I think that we got to do whatever it takes

. . . and [general manager] Joe [Douglas] and his staff, I give them credit for bringing in guys and trying to fix it. But it’s one that’s obviously big, big pressure to get fixed." 

Two-minute drill

Elijah Moore (quadriceps), running back Tevin Coleman (concussion), right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) and Michael Carter (concussion) didn’t practice for the second straight day . . . Mosley (back), Sheldon Rankins (knee) and Ryan Griffin (knee/ankle) were upgraded to limited in practice . . . The Jets activated receiver Keelan Cole from the reserve/ COVID-19 list.

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