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One week after claiming team brass stopped believing in him, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said Monday hes the main reason for the teams poor start on offense. Saul Niguez Jersey .I think the biggest thing is I havent played well, Fitzpatrick said. I think thats where it starts. Offensively, if your quarterback isnt playing well, youre not going to play well on offense. ... As I play better, I think the offense will do the same.The Jets reached the midpoint at 3-5, ranked 28th in scoring offense -- a huge disappointment, said Fitzpatrick, who had hoped to build on his career year in 2015.I think weve definitely played below expectations, especially speaking for the offense and myself, he said.Fitzpatrick was benched after a 1-5 start that included a league-high 11 interceptions, but he got a second chance when backup?Geno Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury.Fitzpatrick came off the bench last week in a win over the Baltimore Ravens, making headlines after the game by calling out ownership and management for giving up on him. On Sunday, he overcame an awful first half to lead the biggest road comeback in team history. The Jets trailed 20-7?at halftime, and Fitzpatrick orchestrated three touchdown drives in a 31-28 victory over the Cleveland Browns.He was so bad in the first half (3-for-14, 30 yards) that Jets legend Joe Namath tweeted that Fitzpatrick should be replaced by the untested Bryce Petty.Fitzpatrick shrugged off Namaths stinging criticism, saying, I understand it 100 percent.He went on to say hes confident the offense will figure out its issues, starting Sunday at the Miami Dolphins (3-4).Weve got to change our expectations, and the expectations for us are weve got to win em all, he said. Thats what we hope to do. I think we have the right guys in the locker room to do it. I think thats what everybody feels. I think the confidence is up.After the Dolphins, the Jets return home to face the struggling Los Angeles Rams (3-4), who have dropped three straight. The Jets could play themselves back into contention. But at the same time, the frustrated fan base is calling for coach Todd Bowles to play Petty, who may or may not be the quarterback of the future.It doesnt sound is if Bowles is close to making that move. He said he didnt consider it at halftime, opting to stick with Fitzpatrick.There are a lot of reasons why we havent played well in the first half of the season, Bowles said. Its not necessarily the quarterback. Alberto Moreno Jersey . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. Suso Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. . DAmigo scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies edged the San Antonio Rampage 5-4 in American Hockey League action. LONDON -- The key to winning for Andy Murray might have been realizing that he could live with losing.Way back when, at Wimbledon in 2012, he became only the second man in tennis history to come up short in the first four Grand Slam finals of his career (the other was Murrays coach, Ivan Lendl, but more on him later).I was worried about the consequences of losing those finals, the 29-year-old Scotsman said Monday at the All England Club, sitting near the 18-inch Challenge Cup, now and forever etched twice with A. MURRAY on the side.Less than 24 hours after beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) for his second Wimbledon championship since 2013, Murray reflected on his setback against Roger Federer in the tournaments title match four years ago, calling it a really hard loss for me.The day or so afterwards, I was really emotional. But I sort of accepted that I might not win one of these events and that I was actually doing everything that I could to give myself a chance to do it. And that was it, he said. That was probably around the time where I started to accept that its OK to not achieve what you want, if youre doing everything you possibly can.It was important for Murray to head into big matches, as he put it, not being afraid of failing.Obviously, you dont go out on the court thinking, `Its no problem if I lose the match. But the reality is, he said, you can deal with the consequences of losing a tennis match. And Ive learned that over the years, for sure.He entered Sunday having won two of his 10 previous major finals, all of which were against Federer or Novak Djokovic. This season, Murray had been 0 for 2, finishing as the runner-up to Djokovic at the Australian Open and French Open.The No. 2-ranked Murray most certainly did not forget how to win a Grand Slam title, of course.It just took him a bit to get back on track.And now the question becomes whether his third major championship will propel to him to more -- and, if so, how many more?For him, its a big step forward. Whats next for him is up to him, said Raonic, a 25-year-old Canadian who had never before participated in a Grand Slam final.Murray spoke Monday about not feeling satisfiedd, about aiming to add to his collection of major titles. Iago Aspas Jersey. He said becoming a father this year provided additional incentive to put in all the necessary work to continue to excel.I still feel very motivated, he said. And having won here again, it gives me a big lift, hopefully through to the end of this year and beyond, that I can win some more Slams.He said reuniting with Lendl after the French Open was all about that desire to add to his Grand Slam resume.They split in 2014, after working together for Murrays first two major titles. Now Lendl was back for No. 3.Thats not a coincidence, said Murrays mother, Judy, the former British Fed Cup captain.The focus, and the resetting of the focus if you start to lose it a little bit, is one of the things that (Lendl) helped him enormously with the first time he worked with him, she said. And because hes worked with him before, it was easy for him to jump back in and just go, `I know exactly what you have to do to win a Slam.As a player, Lendl -- who went 8-11 in major finals -- betrayed little emotion on court. The same goes for his guest-box demeanor as a coach. On Sunday, though, his eyes welled with tears when Murray won.Yeah, he was telling everyone it was allergies. That he had hay fever, Murray said with a chuckle. No, I dont believe him.Murray knows from tears.When he lost to Federer in the 2012 final at the All England Club, agonizingly near to giving Britain its first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936 -- a drought he would end a year later -- Murrays voice cracked and he cried as he assured the Centre Court crowd, Im getting closer.And when he sat in his sideline chair after defeating Raonic on Sunday, now a two-time champion at the tournament that means so much to him, Murray covered his face with a towel as he bawled. Tears of joy, this time. Maybe, just maybe, he won because he wasnt afraid to lose.---Howard Fendrich covers tennis for The Associated Press. 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