Reggie Bush Says New York Jets 'Laid Down' and Other AFC East News

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IOctober 29, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 28:  Running back Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins runs the ball against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets got steamrolled on Sunday by the Miami Dolphins.

But did the Jets roll over after Miami was able to jump out on top in a hurry?

"We knew we wanted to jump on them early," Dolphins running back Reggie Bush said via Newsday, "and I think we were able to accomplish that. I think once we got them early, they kind of laid down a little bit."

Uh oh.

This is now the second time in the span of five games that the Jets have been called out for quitting, after 49ers cornerback Carlos Rodgers called them out for the same thing in a 34-0 drubbing of the Jets.

In both games, while the result may not have been fully decided just yet, the game was getting out of hand by the time the second half rolled around.

That is an ominous trend headed into the second half of a season in which the Jets' backs are firmly against the wall at 3-5. The remaining schedule is kind to the Jets, but it could be ugly if the Jets aren't fully committed to winning a large majority of their games, which is necessary for their hopes of keeping the season alive beyond December 30.

Here's some more news and analysis from around the AFC East.


Miami Dolphins

Bleacher Report Dolphins featured columnist Thomas Galicia hands out grades for the Dolphins win over the Jets.

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post talks about the Dolphins defense making life miserable for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.


New England Patriots

Mike Rodak of ESPN Boston hands out his grades for New England's win over the Rams.

Alex Speier of talks about Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's record-breaking pace, with 11 games with two or more touchdowns.


New York Jets

Joe Caporoso of says the Jets were awful in every facet of the game on Sunday.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York says the Jets are getting seven days off for the bye week after losing so badly to the Dolphins.


Buffalo Bills

B/R Bills featured columnist Aaron Lowinger offers up his game-by-game predictions for the rest of the Bills' season.

Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News talks about the adversity with which Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus is currently dealing.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.