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Jets’ Revis To Deion Branch: Take Loss ‘Like A Man’

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Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets breaks up a pass intended for Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets breaks up a pass intended for Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Memo from Darrelle Revis to Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch: Take Sunday’s 28-21 loss “like a man.”

After New York’s wild on-field celebration in Foxborough — complete with Braylon Edwards’ backflip — Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch called the Jets “classless,” a description that irked the Jets’ cornerback.

“Just take the loss like a man and move on,” Revis said on Monday. “They do stuff as well. I don’t know who was doing it or whatever, but if so, whatever. If they would’ve won, I’m sure they probably would’ve done the taunting like they did that last game we played them. Their secondary was doing the airplane and just teasing us. So you’ve got to take it both ways, when you win or lose.”

“I’m not embarrassed. I’m just frustrated,” Branch said after New England’s ouster. “The embarrassing part came from a few classless guys after the game. There were a lot of classless things that went on.”

Care to explain?

“Didn’t you see it?” he said. “You’ve got to go back and watch it. Pretty classless stuff.”

Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery also took exception to Branch’s blast.

“He creates a perception we were classless, and all we’re doing is enjoying our win,” Cotchery said. “We were just enjoying the win, enjoying the moment. For someone to try to create that perception that we’re classless, that’s heartbreaking.”

Branch may have launched the last shot in a week when most of the salvos came from the Jets. But he won’t have another chance to make postgame comments. The Jets will.

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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