Chargers’ Randy McMichael: Outcome Has ‘Nothing To Do’ With Jets

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — According to Chargers tight end Randy McMichael, you can’t give Gang Green credit on this one.

No use praising the opponents when you self-destruct — that’s how the Chargers felt Sunday after losing 27-21 to the Jets, an outcome determined in San Diego’s view on its turnovers, penalties and utter collapse in the second half.

“We had them and we took our foot off the gas. I’m not giving credit to anybody,” McMichael said after his team was blanked in the last two quarters after building a 21-10 lead. “Their secondary isn’t anything. This is our fault. It had nothing to do with anyone on their team. The guys in this locker room, we lost the game.”

They lost it by committing 13 penalties for 95 yards, throwing two fourth-quarter interceptions that set up New York’s last 10 points, and leaving cornerback Antoine Cason to cover Plaxico Burress all day. Burress managed three TDs on his four catches.

“The San Diego Chargers beat the San Diego Chargers,” McMichael said. “Nothing to do with the New York Jets. It’s embarrassing.”

San Diego (4-2) played a spotless game in beating Denver before having its bye. Against the Jets (4-3), it was as sloppy as possible.

“It’s disappointing,” said coach Norv Turner. He had the normal handshake after the game with Jets coach Rex Ryan, who earlier in the week seemed to diss Turner’s coaching success with the Chargers.

“We played a game two weeks ago and had zero penalties for zero yards. We didn’t handle that nearly as well today. There were a lot of bang-bang plays in the pass coverage. Those are tough calls on the officials. They are tough plays on the DBs.”

Not so tough, according to safety Eric Weddle.

“Some of those calls were pretty bad,” Weddle said. “It’s frustrating when, as a defense, you play your heart out to win and they call them in key situations.”

Plus, Burress had the big breakout game the Jets have been waiting for.

“We just didn’t finish off the game,” Rivers said. “If we played the second half like we played the first, it would have been a two-touchdown victory.”

Jets fans: what do you have to say about McMichael’s comments? Let us know below…

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  1. Michael Gallagher says:

    When Favre or Brady lead a big comeback (or Marino, think of any big comeback) it’s brilliant and inspired. When it’s the Jets shutting down the Chargers for the entire second half and finally waking up on offense it’s luck. Sounds like bitter Charger fans to me. As much as many hate Rex, win or lose he always gives credit to the other team. I guess even a big oaf like T-Rex has more class than some teams (but have to say that Turner and Rivers were much classier in their post game comments).

    And I agree that the Jets aren’t on cruise control and still have a lot of work to do. SD had a good record against a mediocre team. Bills and Patriots will be the real test.

  2. MIKE DAYEM says:

    WHEN JETS FAN GOING WAKE UP FROM DREAM IT WAS LUCKY COMING FROM 11POINTS DOWN AND WIN IT WAS LUCKY ANYBODY COULD DO IT IF HE HAD FAITH AND KNOWN HOW BEAT CHARGERS .PS NY JETS NEED WAKE UP OFFENSE TO ME IT SUCK REALLY DID SEE ANYTHING AND WHY NOBODY THROW TO HOLMES ON SUNDAY THE QUESTION YOU NEED ANSWERS??????????????????????????????

  3. MIKE DAYEM says:

    MC MICHAEL HE WAS PLAY FOR MIAMI DOLPHINS COUPLE YEARS AGO THAT WHY THEY TRADE HIM TO CHARGERS THAT MAN SUCK CATCH BALL HE TO OLD AND SLOW .I REALLY WANT GATES HE BETTER THEN MC MICHAEL . SUNDAY WIN WAS ALRIGHT ANYBODY GET LUCKY THEY REALLY NEED WAKE ON OFFENSE NEXT TWO GAME AGAINST NEW ENGLAND AND BUFFALO IT GOING BE HARD FOR NY JETS .

  4. Newkophile says:

    Meanwhile, which team had a TD called back because of a penalty, a drive which ended not with a score but with an interception? Answer, the Jets. So if anyone has the right to call the refs on influencing a game, methinks it’s the Jets. Half the Charger penalties were legit offsides. Whose fault is that? Crying is for babies. Chargers generally stink it up against the Jets. End of story.

  5. Terry says:

    If, If, If, If, If, IF and you still lose because you were not the better team on a given day. That has been what football is all about. Its interesting McMichael says the Jets had nothing to do with it. lol Well if Eric smith didnt blow the coverage on Gates they would have had a 14 – 10 lead. So its absolutely stupid to say they just made mistakes, well guess what so did the Jets and in football the team that make less mistakes and makes more plays, normally win the game. Dude should know this but again hes an idiot and we’ll beat them again if we see them again in the playoffs.

  6. Matt says:

    The officials gave the Jets the game. Period.

  7. hunter says:

    Love the Jets but McMichael has a point. I still don’t have too much confidence for this team. The offense and defense is still getting pushed around too much. They are not a threat and they don’t intimidate teams. The Jets have to go at least 2-1 for this three game set. The Jets are still on the brink for disaster, but are alive for the moment.

  8. Paul says:

    Just his emotions after a game. We all have them…leave him alone…

  9. Sheena says:

    Sending McMichael some nice NY cheddar to go with that WHINE…

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