"Everything an organization could ask from a guy who wasn't supposed to pan out. I show up early. I'm one of the last ones to leave, you don't read about me in the paper. Heck last year, my coach named me the MVP before there was a vote, and this is how you say thanks? By making me doubt myself again."
Edwards on Coles - "That is his opinion. I think he is a young man who is growing and maturing and I think there is a lot more maturing he will have to go through." . . .
The Jets signed longsnapper Patrick Smith out of Central Arkansas. With three injured backup snappers in Matt O'Neal, Bobby Brandt and Dennis O'Sullivan, the team needed a backup long-snapper. They don't want to wear out James Dearth. Brandt was not at the afternoon practice . . .
On Thursday afternoon, the team had a special teams practice. In one drill, Mike Westhoff had players practice downing punts around the goalline. Tyrone Carter did a good job in this drill . . .
It looks like the signing of punter Dan Strazynski was a good one. He has been booming the ball in practice. In Thursday's practice, he had one punt with a 5.3 hang-time. That is outstanding . . .
Linebacker Mark Brown, who is nursing a pulled hamstring, expects to return to practice next Tuesday . . .
The Jets are toying with the idea of using defensive tackle James "Tank" Reed as a goalline fullback . . .
Kareem McKenzie had both elbows iced after the morning practice . . .
Herman Edwards on rookie safety Derek Pagel - "He is thinking too much - trying to do too much."