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This is pretty heated, take a look. Not here to judge one way or another, but it doesn't help a sliding Jets team. Or does it?

What is Laveranues Coles’ Deal?

Published by Mike at 12:05 pm under Jets, Jets Behaving Badly

This team does not need distractions as they head towards the playoffs. Unfortunately Laveranues Coles does not understand that. Take a look at what he told a group of Bay Area reporters during a conference call yesterday,

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.”

There’s more:

“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.”

Just as the media was beginning to move on from the Shaun Ellis incident another Jet has found a way to bring negative attention to the team. Don’t get me wrong I like Coles, but this whole “problem” he has had with Favre all year is foolish. It makes him look like a baby especially when the team is winning. As a matter of fact I could not care less if he has a problem with Favre because from what I can see it has not affected his play at all. The part of this issue that is troubling to me is that instead of keeping his problems with Favre in-house he has now created a potential media nightmare by making his feelings public. Stupid move L.C., stupid move.

Tags: Brett Favre, Laveranues Coles
 
Like the guy on the radio said yesterday, "were teams ever really all that worried about and game planning for Coles?"

Talented receiver, but we're not talking Randy Moss here.

 
Coles said these things before Sunday's game. How did that work out for him? 1 catch for 5 yards.
His 1 catch had little to do with his comments. Cotchery also had only one catch. The Niners secondary did a good job of taking both WRs out of the gameplan, and it doesn't help when the Jets' time of possession was a ridiculous 20 minutes.
 
He was the main target when Pennington was here.....the main target for headhunting DB's who practically de-capitated him every time he stretched for one of Chad's lolli-pops.

Get open more 87.

 
Supposedly it was a joke he and Favre cooked up...

COLES ON FAVRE: THE JUGS MACHINE THROWS HARDER

Posted by Josh Alper on December 7, 2008, 8:32 p.m.

As if the Jets woeful play over the last two weeks wasn’t enough for them to worry about, they may have a little problem in the locker room when Brett Favre hears what Laveranues Coles had to say about him.

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Fanhouse) shared some comments that Coles made before today’s 24-14 loss to the 49ers. Coles thinks that Favre’s reputation as a good quarterback with a strong arm isn’t justified.

“I catch balls from the Jugs machine. The ball probably comes out harder from there than it does from anywhere else … 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.”

Coles, who bemoaned the loss of Chad Pennington after the Favre trade, is also unhappy with his role in the offense.

“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.”

Coles is second on the team with 56 catches for 620 yards. Jerricho Cotchery, with 59 and 702, leads in both categories. Coles has scored six times, however, which is best on the Jets and one shy of his career best in that category.

UPDATE: Rich Cimini of the Daily News and Erik Boland of Newsday have both reacted to Crumpacker’s story by writing that Favre and Coles were joking around before the call and, according to Cimini, Favre told Coles to tell the S.F. writers that they had problems with each other. Each also posted the full transcript of the conference call which makes Coles sound a helluva lot less self-involved as the quotes Crumpacker used and I passed along. For example:

Chronicle: “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.”

Complete transcript: “Basically, you just follow the plays around [brett Favre]. This is his offense. Our running game has taken off and then when we do throw the ball, there’s really no level of importance, where at one point in time it used to be where I was the guy that was put in the position to get the ball most of the time. Now I just play my role and if the team decides to take me away, we’ve got other guys that make plays. Basically, I just do what I’m supposed to do and that’s my role.”

 
Favre and Coles were joking about it afterwards. Favre allegedly told Coles to tell the SF media those things.

 
Good to hear :banned: I like what Favre and the Jets are doing this year and would hate to see some unneeded controversy tear them apart.

 
classic example of cherry-picking comments and making it sound much worse than it really is.

It's almost akin to Roger Ebert saying "It's not inspired, it's not original - this thing is FAR from a great movie" and some paper printing "...inspired ...original ...great movie" - Ebert.

 
Comments aside, something is clearly not right in the passing game. It is understandable that the offense now goes through Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, but for Coles and Cotchery to have a second game where the two combine for two catches is concerning. Favre's favorite target, Dustin Keller is no Witten, Gates, Gonzalez. People can say Coles has lost a step, but Cotchery certainly hasn't and he's having no better a season than Coles.

 

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