Veteran Linebacker Not Thrilled With Brutal Stretch His Team Is About To Conclude

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Maybe the complaining was inevitable.

After all, the Jets are 1-5 and are in the midst of a brutal five-game losing streak.

In addition to having all kinds of problems on both sides of the football, it seems the schedule is taking its toll on the Jets. Take Calvin Pace, for instance. He wondered aloud Tuesday about how the Jets could somehow get the quarterback-dominant Packers, Bears, Lions, Chargers, Broncos and Patriots in a row.

“Seems like the NFL really had it out for us on this schedule,” Pace said. “But that being said, nobody feels sorry for us. So we’ve just got to go out and handle our business in a very hostile environment.”

The veteran linebacker was talking about the hostility the Jets are sure to face Thursday night up in Foxboro, Mass. Pace said Thursday night games are a big waste of time.

“I think it’s a terrible idea,” Pace said. “I think if you’re talking about player safety, I think that’s the one way that you’re pretty much ensuring a bunch of guys potentially get hurt.

“It’s not ideal. I think you go around and ask most players and they probably don’t want to do it,” he added.

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the Jets could probably use a few extra days to get their wits about them.

Not to be, says the NFL schedule-maker.

“Man, you could put Morristown High School out there, I just think the fact that we have lost five in a row, we just really need to get that feeling of success, victory,” Pace said.

Of the Jets’ 10 remaining games, only one opponent currently has a winning record — the Patriots. The teams also meet on Dec. 21 at MetLife Stadium.

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