The Jets players who have been here for a year are no strangers to today's Multimedia Day in the Atlantic Health Training Center. Yet even though the layout of the 12 lighted tents on the floor of the otherwise darkened fieldhouse is similar to last year's event, Buster Skrine said it's not the same.
"The setups are night and day, I guess because we're a better team this year and we're playing a lot more primetime games, so it's understandable," the Jets cornerback said on his way back from SNY's Station No. 12 to Jets team photographer Al Pereira for this year's official headshot.
This day is all ultimately for the fans, since this is where all the Jets players provide their images for the different kinds of content that will be used on all of the team's platforms as well as for the football show opening segments for CBS, ESPN, NBC and SNY. And Skrine is all about his fans and the followers of the Green & White.
"Just seeing all the energy the fans have, it's one thing if you're playing the game, but if you're not playing and you're that emotional towards the game, that's deep," he said. "Every day I wake up and go to work it's like I'm not just playing for myself and my family but I'm playing for the fans."
Players Pose for the Lens at Second Annual Multimedia Day
As for his play on the practices fields during OTAs and at the mandatory minicamp that begins at the facility Tuesday, Skrine said his transitioning from nickel back to a potential role on the outside is going well.
"The coaches tell me I'm doing a good job, and I've been enjoying playing corner, being on the field fulltime now," he said. "As a team, we're getting better each day and everything's second nature in our system this time around."