The tanking talk is expected to be as much a part of the Jets this year as the J-E-T-S chants. Even in the offseason, Quincy Enunwa hears about it, from the media to fans he comes across, and the No. 1 wide receiver out of necessity understands it.
“It’s hard to argue [with] that,” Enunwa said Sunday, “when everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on.”
Enunwa, spending his day at Citi Field to catch a Mets game as he waits for training camp to arrive, was referring to all the high-priced cuts the Jets made in the offseason, losing veterans such as Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Nick Mangold, David Harris and Darrelle Revis, among others.
But he also said while the tanking talk is hard to escape, the Jets players aren’t approaching this fall as a lost season. After all, the “sulking,” as he called it, is over.
“It hasn’t so much changed my mindset,” Enunwa said. “A lot of the guys just want to win. Whatever it takes. I know they cut some guys obviously, but that’s the business.
“I don’t think any player is going to tank. Our jobs are on the line. Our families [depend on us]. We’re out there to work and get our paycheck and win games. People are always going to say that kind of stuff, but we’re just going to play.”
Marshall recently said he had to leave the Jets because they “didn’t have a chance” to win, and so he asked for his release. Enunwa had no problem with the comments when told of them, though he was initially surprised to hear them made.
“I talked to him, and he only has so many years left. He wants to go out there, he wants to get to the playoffs, he…
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