Jets’ Coles speaks with media

Ordinarily, it would not be worth sharing a transcript of an entire player press conference. But this time is different.

For the first time since the jets traded for Brett Favre, New York WR Laveranues Coles addressed the media. Here is their Thursday Q and A:

On his rapport with Favre …
It does not have anything to do with my rapport with him. I am trying to pick up some of the offense right now. Of course, some things have changed and we are trying to get a better understanding of what is going on with the wording in the offense.

On why he only had one catch for five yards …
I don’t have a feel for him and he doesn’t have a feel for me. That is one of the things I am going to have to deal with. In the past I’ve always knew when the ball was coming, now you don’t really know. It is totally different for me as a player. It is what it is. He is getting adjusted and I am trying to do what I am supposed to do.

On if there was a concern, since sitting out the preseason, that it might take a little time to get in synch once he got on the field …
It didn’t have anything to do with me not being there. It’s just one of those things whenever you get introduced to a new quarterback you don’t have a feel for each other, period. He is being introduced to a new offense and new players. For me, it’s one of those things where he doesn’t have a feel for me, I don’t have a feel for him. You deal with it.

On if there is a belief that it is a matter of time before he will be on the same page with Favre …
That is something I am not really concerned about. He has a job to do. I have a job to do and from there it is what it is. You work day-in and day-out and just do what you are supposed to do.

On if he can envision big things for himself with the way Favre throws the ball …
You hope for the best, but it’s not about me, it’s about this team. It’s not about him, it’s about this team. It’s not about any individual. Whether you have success with me or have success with Jerricho Cotchery, Chansi Stuckey or whoever it is as long as the team is successful I think things will be alright.

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