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Mulligan staying positive

Here's what tight end Matt Mulligan had to say about the tongue-lashing he received from Brandon Moore and, later, Brian Schottenheimer for his holding penalty in the Jets' win over the Bills on Sunday.

"Brandon had a really good game yesterday. Schotty coached a realy good game, a lot of play-calls. So I think there's a lot of positive things, never any negative," the tight end said.

Mulligan was asked if he "took offense" to anything Moore or Schottenheimer said.

Matthew Mulligan

Matthew Mulligan

#82 TE
New York Jets

2011 STATS

  • Rec3
  • Yds12
  • TD0
  • Avg4.0
  • Long6
  • YAC7

"A lot of guys had a good game, we all played well," he said. "There’s a few things we could work on this week, little things we could fix."

One thing on Mulligan's to-do list this week should be "avoid penalties."

The third-year veteran is tied with Wayne Hunter for the team lead with five flags. The caveat is Hunter probably plays 50%-60% more snaps than Mulligan.

On Sunday, Mulligan was called for a false start and a holding penalty, costing the Jets 15 yards.

But the holding penalty cost the team much more than that.

The flag nullified a 41-yard run by Shonn Greene. It was a senseless penalty, as Mulligan wasn't even near the play.

Mulligan replaced Dustin Keller in the second quarter after Keller left the game with a head injury. Keller returned to the field in the second half.