If Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins was happy about his team's first win in six weeks, he didn't show it. Instead, Jenkins had sharp words for young Bills quarterback Josh Allen and outside left tackler Dion Dawkins after New York edged Buffalo 27-23 on Sunday.
Allen pulled away from Jenkins, who was charging at the quarterback at the 15-yard line, for a 6-yard touchdown on Buffalo's first drive of the game. But Jenkins' emotional response during his postgame press conference was driven by Dawkins' chop block on the first play from scrimmage.
The play caused Jenkins to retreat to the locker room with an ankle injury. Moments later, SNYtv's Ralph Vacchiano reported Jenkins was returning to the field, despite being doubtful to return. Jenkins finished with two tackles, including one tackle for loss.
"I took myself out, because I couldn't really move well and I had to go inside," Jenkins said to reporters. "I was trying to get some taped up to help out. After the play, I told [Dawkins], 'If you do that again, I'll kill you.'"
The 2016 third-rounder thought Dawson's play was dirty and classless -- a chop block from the tight end that could have ended Jenkins career.
"If you're diving at somebody's ankles when you're engaged with somebody, that's classless," Jenkins said. "That's not real football. That's some punk type stuff."
Allen went 18 of 36 for 206 yards and two interceptions, including one on Buffalo's final drive, sealing New York's victory. The 2018 first-rounder did finish with 101 yards rushing to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to top 90 yards rushing in three consecutive games. Tobin Rote was the last quarterback to do it with Green Bay in 1951.
"He can throw the ball far… maybe not accurate," Jenkins said to reporters of Allen in the winning locker room. "I don't really like that guy. That guy was talking trash out there. Personally, I couldn't care less about that guy."
Jenkins signed with the Jets on a four-year deal after playing college ball for Georgia. The 24-year-old becomes a free agent in 2020.
"[Allen] is a good quarterback," Jenkins added. "He's good on his feet. He's a definite threat running the ball."