Bollinger gets raw deal again

Jets coach Herman Edwards is likely sticking with Vinny Testaverde as the team's quarterback for their game against San Diego.

Edwards announced on Wednesday that Testaverde, who has played two poor games in a row, will start for the Jets against San Diego, if he is healthy. Testaverde suffered a minor calf injury against Atlanta.

"Hopefully he's going to be better," said Edwards. "If he's better, he's probably going to be the one that goes out there against San Diego right now, our estimation, if he's well. Hopefully, he's well. If he's not, then we'll look at other options. There are other options, but right now Vinny is the guy. That's where we're going with it."

Edwards likes Testaverde's toughness.

"Vinny has always been a guy, if he can go, he's going to go," said Edwards.

So the quarterback controversy is over. Actually it never began.

"It's over," said Edwards. "It's done. It's Vinny. Vinny is going to go for San Diego, If he's well, 100 percent well."

Edwards lack of respect for Brooks Bollinger continues. Bollinger, who played a lot better than Testaverde in Atlanta, is clearly a player Edwards has little regard for.

Edwards doesn't blame Testaverde for his three turnovers in first half that led to 17 points for Atlanta, and a 17-0 lead, the Jets couldn't overcome.

"Throwing wasn't a part of it," said Testaverde. "It was really protecting the ball. And that's kind of our problem. That has been our problem with our quarterbacks, period."

Not true, Bollinger hasn't turned the ball over in his two appearances against Baltimore and Atlanta.

But Bollinger is obviously being judged by much higher standards than Testaverde.

And the close nature of the Testaverde and Edwards relationship could be clouding the head coaches' judgement.

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