An anonymous Jets veteran told Kristian Dyer of Metro that he believes that management has quit on the team. “I wasn’t trying to say that we’ve quit, that any of the players quit. I don’t think any of us have quit in this [locker] room,” the player said. “But it seems like those above us, they’ve quit on this season. You can’t do that. Players need to make a living, get stuff on tape, play for that next year. But it seems like that isn’t important, that winning this year isn’t a big deal to them anymore. Like they’re already looking at 2015 and beyond. Maybe they felt that way earlier this year and stuff but I don’t know.” The anonymous Jets player went on to say that coach Rex Ryan is the one unifying factor in the locker room and that the players won’t quit on him. More out of the East divisions..
- Bills wide receiver Mike Williams, who pushed for a trade out of Buffalo earlier this year, says that his relationship with coach Doug Marrone is just fine, writes ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak. “It’s all still football. There was a report he put out and said something [that] if we [were] in college and it was all other stuff, he probably wouldn’t have taken me, but it’s all still football,” Williams said. “We still cool. We still good. We’re just working every day.”
- Bob Sturm of The Dallas Morning News believes that the Cowboys scouting, draft selection, and free agent selections have improved over the last two to three years. However, there are questions about their ability to develop talent. Martellus Bennett was long regarded as a raw prospect in Dallas who couldn’t get it together, but he has flourished with the Bears this season and is now regarded as one of the best pass catching tight ends in the league.
- Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli told Steve Mariucci of SiriusXM that he thinks very highly of pending free agent Rolando McClain. “He’s bright. You’d like him,” Marinelli said of the linebacker, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter).