While Herman Edwards has been a good camper about the upcoming game in Tokyo, there is one aspect of the game he isn't happy about. When it was first announced that the Jets were going to Tokyo, Edwards thought the team would be going over for a week, and hold joint practices with the Tampa Bay. The game has turned into basically a three night trip. Edwards doesn't seem thrilled about that. He intimated today the reason the trip is so short is financially motivated, and he didn't seem happy about that . . .
The Jets are going to hold their practices at 7 am in Tokyo. They will only practice once a day because there are baseball games at the Tokyo Dome later in the day . . .
WR Cecil Moore had yet another good practice on Friday morning. He is making himself very tough to cut. Kevin Swayne, who is in real battle to retain the #4 receiver job, has picked up his special teams play this summer. He had two stops in the morning practice. Most teams want their #4 receiver to be a big factor on special teams, and this hasn't been the case with Swayne during his first two years in New York . . .
Fullback B.J. Askew returned to practice today with a shield to protect a scratched cornea suffered in a Wednesday practice. When he missed a block in the morning practice, and was needled by some teammates about the play, he joked, "Hey, I only got one eye."
Askew showed his excellent receiving ability in the morning practice, catching a square out for Chad Pennington and taking it into the end zone . . .
Dewayne Robertson has had a quiet camp thus far.
"He has a lot to work on, but you can tell he will be a good player," said John Abraham . . .
Edwards said on Friday he doesn't care what weight Chester McGlockton settles in at, he just cares if he's in shape. McGlockton reported at 374 pounds. His playing weight last year was listed at 334 pounds. Obviously he is not going to get close to that weight for the opener. It's hard to imagine him functioning as an effective three-technique tackle even if he loses 20 pounds and gets down to 354. The position requires good mobility. It's possible McGlockton will backup at nose tackle and Alan Harper, who is having a good camp, can backup at the three-technique . . .
Herman Edwards is going to sit in the back of the plane, in Row 53, on the flight to Tokyo so a veteran player can take his seat in first class . . .