A Conversation with Kerry Rhodes

Q)Is there anything new with your contract situation?

Rhodes: We'll see what they do. If they want me around, they'll talk about it a little bit. We'll see as the off-season plays out and see what they want to do with it. Maybe they will want me, maybe they don't. We'll see how it goes.

Q)Have any discussions taken place yet?

Rhodes: Maybe kind of a little bit. There's been a chat here, a chat there.

I like the organization. I like the head coach; I like the general manager. This is not sucking up, either. I like the players here for the most part. It's a good place for me to be, and New York is not too bad.

Q)What did Eric Mangini tell the team in the final meeting?

Rhodes: He enjoyed us. He appreciated what we did this year. Through a tough season, we all still worked and were professional about the whole season, about the situation. That was probably the biggest message he sent.

He was pretty upbeat, pretty positive about it. He did state the fact that we were not happy with the situation and we wouldn't want to be in it again.

Q)What are your plans for the off-season?

Rhodes: I'm going to take some time off and enjoy my time away from this season. The good thing now is that I'm not associated to a 4-12 team. Now we're 0-0. That's probably the best thing right now.

Q)What are your thoughts on defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and the media rumors about his job security?

Rhodes: Bob is a good guy. Whenever your unit struggles or you're not where you want to be for the second year in a row, there are going to be questions about the defense. We'll see what approach they take with that. He's a good guy, he's a good leader. He's somebody who tries his best. He puts his all into it. You never want to see anything happen to him, but it's a business as well, so we'll see.

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