Q)Went wrong that last few years in Carolina?
Jenkins: Actually, nothing went wrong. As far as my injury (two years ago) is concerned, I'm not at liberty to get into that, but for the past two seasons I have been healthy and I feel that I have played pretty solid.
I greatly appreciate what Carolina has done for me in the past by giving me the opportunity to play seven years in the NFL, the chance go to a Super Bowl and the chance to also go to three Pro Bowls. I hold no malice toward the organization. It's just the reality with business is business.
Q)How do you respond to the criticism you have received at times about your conditioning?
Jenkins: My focus is on the New York Jets and I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that I'm in top physical condition and I'm at the top - peak performance for myself to help contribute to the defense and to contribute to the organization.
Q)What is the Jets mindset about your weight – what did they say?
Jenkins: I'm going to make sure that I do whatever the organization asks of me to be the best player that I can be for the organization. Whatever I have to do as far as my weight is concerned as far as my work ethic is concerned, training, I'm open to everything. I feel like I do train very hard in the off-¬season. I have been training up to this point, and I am going to do everything that I can, like I said, to be in top physical condition for that.
Q)Will there be some growing pains adjusting to the 3-4?
Jenkins: To be honest with you, I think that it will be somewhat of an adjustment. I mean, I am human. I just can't put on a red cape and fly away. But I think that it's something that I can handle and I can excel at, and I think it's something that the ground rules that have been set for me are things that are very reasonable.