Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 10/24/11

Despite the box score showing otherwise, backup tight end Randy McMichael wouldn’t admit the Jets beat the Chargers on Sunday. As he tells it, the Chargers were beaten by… the Chargers.

Following San Diego’s 27-21 loss in Week 7, McMichael refused to credit Gang Green for pulling out the victory — discrediting their secondary in the process — and bluntly stated his team was its own worst enemy at MetLife Stadium, ESPNNewYork reports.

“The San Diego Chargers beat ourselves, OK?” McMichael said. “It’s all about us. We took our foot off the gas pedal, and we lost because of it. … Their secondary isn’t anything. It’s our fault. It had nothing to do with anybody on their team. It’s all about the guys in this locker room room, we lost the game. They didn’t do anything.”

When asked whether or not the Chargers remain a better team than the Jets, McMichael did little to hide his sour grapes (and poor grammar).

“Hell yeah. But they won, so whatever. I’m not giving anybody no credit, I’m taking the credit away from us, how about that?” he said.

Now, true, the Bolts shot themselves in the foot multiple times with untimely turnovers and a slew of penalties, but they took an 11-point lead well into the third quarter and ended up being blanked in the entire second half. That, itself, is a credit to the adjustments coach Rex Ryan and the Jets made at halftime, completely shutting down a potent Chargers offense.

Besides, the Jets were flagged several times as well in what was a very tightly officiated game by Ron Winter and his crew. The laundry was flying often all afternoon and each team had ticky tack calls go against them.

Maybe because McMichael had a 30-yard grab in the game he felt the need to talk, but his comments make him come off as nothing more than a sore loser with bad sportsmanship.

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