"It helps our camraderie and this will help our team in the long run." . . .
Herman Edwards said he is going to file a complaint to the commissioner about something that bothered him on Thursday. He wouldn't say what it is, but it probably had something to do with the Jets having to practice outside the city and then getting stuck in the rush hour . . .
Don't expect the starters on either team to play very long in this game.
"We will use this time wisely to look at young players," said Gruden.
Don't expect to see players like Chad Pennington and Curtis Martin for long in this game ...
Pennington is wearing a wrap on his left knee . . .
Edwards is one tired dude. You could see that during his Thursday press briefing. He was operating on one hour sleep . . .
You will see a lot of familiar faces on the field when the Bucs play the Jets. It's amazing how many ex-Jets are with the Bucs. You have punter Tom Tupa, offensive linemen Kerry Jenkins, Dan Goodspeed and Cornell Green, tight end Daniel Wilcox, cornerback James Rooths, offensive line coach Bill Muir and wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.
After the Bucs practice Thursday morning, Johnson was surrounded by Jets beat reporters, who will all be doing stories on him. This reporter wasn't one of them. Enough is enough. It's time to move on. It is not important what Johnson thinks about the Jets and Wayne Chrebet. It's an old tired story . . .
The Jets and Bucs need to be careful in the game because the field at the Tokyo Dome is a hard, artificial turf surface. Shoe selection will be very important to avoid injuries . . .
Jason Ferguson jumped off-sides in the morning practice. Dewayne Robertson has had this problem all camp . . .
Chris Baker continues his impressive camp. Not only did he have a nice catch, but he also had a pancake block on Matt Walters . . .
The Jets are going to try to throw to Japanese receiver Yoshi Imoto a few times late in the game. He was the national assigned to the Jets to help with the marketing of the game. He is expected to be a fan favorite in the Tokyo Dome. The Bucs have a Japanese linebacker on their team (Shinzo Hamada) . . .
Most Jets players aren't being very adventurous on the Tokyo restaurant scene. Kevin Mawae went to Sizzler and Robertson, Jason Glenn and Victor Hobson were spotted in McDonalds.
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