Add NFL schedule makers to the list of people not named the New York Jets who have contributed to the New York Jets’ struggles.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith blamed some of his issues on the media Tuesday, and linebacker Calvin Pace on Wednesday took exception with those in charge of NFL scheduling.
The Jets will play the New England Patriots on Thursday night. The idea of Thursday night games isn’t a popular one among many players, but Pace took things to another level when complaining about New York’s schedule.
“It’s going to be another tough one,” Pace said, according to ESPN.com. “Someone at the NFL really had it out for us with this schedule. But that being said, nobody feels sorry for us. We’ve just got to go out and handle our business in a very hostile environment, find a way to get a victory.
“I think (playing on Thursdays) is a terrible idea. I think that’s the one way that you’re pretty much ensuring a bunch of guys potentially get hurt. It’s the kind of situation where it’s not ideal. I think you could go around and ask most players, and they probably don’t want to do it.”
If the schedule makers really did have it out for the Jets, they have to be happy. New York enters its Thursday night AFC East showdown in Foxboro with a 1-5 record.
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