How else then, can you rationalize the Jets’ 8 year veteran wide receiver (above) taking a shot or 3 at current QB Brett Favre the day before Gang Green visits the Niners? The San Francisco Chronicle’s John Crumpacker collected the following quotes from yesterday’s conference call :
“We’re in a quarterback-driven offense where he pretty much has control of everything, where before the offense was pretty much driven through me. … I just kind of become a role player instead of a guy that teams had to prepare for.”
“This is his offense. When we do throw the ball, there’s really no level of importance, where at one point it used to be where I was the guy … in position to get the ball most of the time.”
It gets better:
“I catch balls from the Jugs machine. The ball probably comes out harder from there than it does from anywhere else.”
And, in signing off:
“Of course he’s the big name, he’s the Hall of Famer, he’s going to get the majority of the credit but most of the guys who deserve the credit don’t really get it.”
It’s a unusual public stance given the Jets’ likelihood of reaching the playoffs, and even more curious considering Coles leads Jets receivers in TD’s (6) and only trails preferred target Jericho Cotchery by 3 catches (58 to 55) for tops on the roster.