Take a look at what the Jets are saying about the Seahawks before the two teams meet in Week 4 at MetLife Stadium.
Head Coach Todd Bowles
(On if his players are listening to him a little bit more this week with his NFC West experience and potentially knowing the Seahawks more than anyone else in the organization...) "I think everybody knows them, but it's different knowing them and actually getting to see them play in person. We know they're a tough bunch and a tough outfit. They play football the right way and the way it's supposed to be played. We just have to focus on us and make sure we play football the right way and the way it's supposed to be played."
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
(On the Seahawks defense...) "This defense, Seattle's defense, they've been great for a long time. Not just good, but great. Championship caliber defense. That still pops up on film this year. They're really sound in terms of their assignments. They've got great players and for us to be able to move the ball and score points we're going to have to have a great game. We can't make mistakes and that's something that we all definitely know and understand going into this one."
(On what in particular makes the Seahawks defense so difficult...) "Well I think part of it is just how in tune everybody is to the scheme. Really understanding it and understanding each other's responsibilities and playing to their help. There's not a lot that they do, but they do it really well and that pops out. It's kind of refreshing to see in the day and age of all the X's and O's. All the crazy things that people try and get done. They can just line up, you almost know what they're lining up in and then they just tell you that they're going to beat you. They do it really well. Like I said, we're going to have to play well. We're going to have to play at our best to beat these guys and move the ball on offense."
Get to know the faces of the New York Jets offensive and defensive units heading into the team's Week 4 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.
WR Brandon Marshall
(On the challenge Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman poses…) "He's a really good corner, one of the best in the League. He's tough, he's savvy, and he's really smart. He knows exactly what's going on. He's going to know by formation, he's going to know by my alignment, what I can possibly run, you know, the top three things we run from those looks. So this is a week where we have to be on point. It's a really good defense that plays together, but they also have really good guys, they have Pro Bowl players. So this is going to be a great challenge for us in our backyard, but we've got to protect home field and escape with a victory."
DL Sheldon Richardson
(On how the read-option run game with Russell Wilson puts pressure on a defense…) "I think we hold our own in the run game, so shouldn't be too worried about it. But [they] might get one here and there."
(On Jimmy Graham's 100-yard and a touchdown performance against the 49ers…) "He looked healthy to me. He looked healthy to me."
CB Buster Skrine
(On the challenge Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin presents…) "I think Doug Baldwin is extremely athletic. He makes a lot of great catches, has good hands, and I feel like him and Russell Wilson are the perfect match. It's like once Russell Wilson gets scrambling it's like they just find each other. Doug Baldwin, he was very productive last year and he's already starting off productive this year. As a secondary we're looking forward to that challenge and just looking to do our job against them."
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The Seahawks and Jets have played each other a total of 19 times, with Seattle winning 11. They'll meet again for Week 14 of the 2020 season at Lumen Field. Take a look back at previous matchups between the two teams.