"You can't force things," said Testaverde. "There were down the field plays called, but the coverages dictated not to throw them . . .
The Jets re-signed quarterback Jamie Martin. The released him last week, but he never left New York because the team intended on re-signing him. He was released for salary cap reasons. If a player is on the roster for the opening game, then a team has to pay him his whole salary for the entire season, even if he is cut after a few games. If you sign player after the first game, you just have to pay him game-to-game. Martin is likely to be cut when Pennington returns. From what we hear, he is still not comfortable in the West Coast offense . . .
The Jets coaches did not watch the Dolphins-Texans game on Sunday because it was not broadcast in New York. They will get game tapes on Monday . . .
Ted Cottrell did a great job of making half-time adjustments against the Redskins . . . Chester McGlockton got good reviews in his first regular season as a Jet. The balance problems he was having in training camp, seem to be behind him now that he is in better shape. He gave former Jets guard Randy Thomas fits on several plays . . . The Jets passing game could get a big break this week. They are facing a Dolphins secondary with injury issues. Both starting cornerbacks are injured. Sam Madison sprained his ankle against Houston and his status is unknown. He had to leave the game. Patrick Surtain is still not 100 percent after preseason knee surgery. Also backup safety Shawn Wooden broke his hand . . .
Curtis Martin's dismisses the theory that after eight years in the league he might have lost something.
"It's normal for people to speculate, but there is really no truth to it," said Martin. "You turn 30 years old, they say you start to slip; they said that about Emmitt Smith. My body feels so much better than it did last year."
Martin said his 48-yard performance in the opener was more a byproduct of a lack of offensive plays.
"You have to take into account we only had 47 plays," said Martin . . .
With their short yardage issues, the Jets are considering using defensive tackle James Reed as a goalline fullback . . .
Don't expect the Jets newest backup left tackle candidate, Lance Nimmo, to be active anytime soon. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer is still a work in progress. Right now, the backup left tackle is right guard Brent Smith. If Jason Fabini gets injured, Smith would move to left tackle and J.P. Machado would move in at right guard . . .