Kerry Collins under fire

<P>QB Kerry Collins has come under quite a bit of fire recently for his questionable play. Here's what Collins had to say to a handful of reporters while preparing for Saturday's game against Arizona. </P>

By the way, New York's only injury question is about WR Joe Jurevicius. He's officially listed as questionable with a hamsting injury but is unlikely to play.

Q: Has Joe being out limited you in the passing game?

A: As far as our 3rd wide receiver goes, Joe has established himself as a quality wide receiver. Yes it does hurt if he's not in there, but that puts the pressure on Ron Dixon and Thabiti Davis to step in and do a good job. They are capable. We like Joe and the things he's done, but it's now on the other guys to come in and step up.

Q: How do you feel about Joe (a free agent) coming back next year?

A: His potential is limitless. He's shown enough this year with the way he works to prove that he can be a quality receiver in this league. We can do a lot of things with him. He's very versatile from the sense he's big enough that he can be a target running down the field. He's also fast enough that he can do the things we ask him to do. He has unique characteristics that not everyone has.

Q: Do you think about addressing your situation?

A: From time to time. Most of my time and effort is spent trying to get a win nowadays. I'm not worried about it. It will be taken care of when the time is right. When I have to worry about it, I will. Right now there are other things I have to take care of.

Q: How about your contract status (one year remaining)?

A: I'm not worried about it. My future here is at least another year. I hope it's for a lot more. I hope the feeling is mutual. That will take care of its self when it's supposed to happen. Until then I'm going to try to do things to the best of my ability. I feel confident that it will take care of its self.


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