Sunday Player Interviews

Transcripts of interviews with Jets players following Sunday's afternoon training camp practice:    

QB CHAD PENNINGTON

On his thoughts after watching video of the Minnesota game ...

A lot of things came out of the film. We had 26 plays when I was in there. We only had four third downs because we were moving the ball well. Other than those two mistakes, which were bad mistakes, it felt really good from what I saw and how we moved the football. The bad thing in preseason is when you make a bad mistake like that, you don't have a whole game to make up for it. You only have a series or two. I'm not really going to make a big deal out of it. I'm just going to learn from it, move on, practice well and get back into playing the type of football I know how to play.

On what contributed to his play …

To be honest with you, one of the hard things for me is in training camp when you go against your own defense and then in a day or two's time you have to adjust for your preseason opponent, which is sometimes different when they play totally different schemes and you don't have a whole week to chew on what they're doing. That's no excuse, but it makes a difference in how you feel. Sometimes when you go against your defense for a long period of time, you get lulled into seeing what they do instead of what your opponent may do.

On moving on to the next game …

Every rep we get is always important whether it's preseason or practice. We made some good strides. I'm not going to let two bad plays ruin the whole preseason so far. We've done some really good things in the running game, which is exciting for us, and we also moved the football relatively well against the number one defense vs. the rush last year. We just have to clean some things up and we'll be OK.

On what the fans on radio say after the games …

That's out of my control. I feel good with how we've progressed on offense and if I start worrying about stuff like that I'm not going to be able to perform. I come out here and compete every day. I perform as well as I can and learn from those things. Everything's not going to be perfect in preseason, although you want to play well. You chalk it up as a learning experience, move on and that's how I look at it.

DB DARRELLE REVIS

On how his first practice went …

It was fun. It was exciting. It was great coming out here and getting rid of the cobwebs and learning new stuff. The coaches are putting me in different spots. They're trying to challenge me. There were positives and negatives, but I think I did well today.

On if he felt overwhelmed …

It's the same. Once you study in the OTAs and minicamp, looking over it again, it comes right back to you. You get used to it and that's what I was trying to do today.

On whether he's received any feedback from the veterans …

Yeah, I think they were just happy for me to be out there. They were calling me "Rook," "Rookie," "Big Time," just things like that to get me used to the NFL life again.

On his conditioning …

I think I'm well-conditioned. I did a lot of conditioning when I wasn't here. Coming in here, I just wanted to be ready for what was going to happen.

On Coach Mangini talking about him getting used to running in helmets and pads …

When I wasn't here, I wasn't working out in pads. Coach Mangini is right [about] getting used to pads and getting used to this stuff. I haven't worn this since November of last year in college. I'm just trying to get used to it.

G PETE KENDALL

On continuing to play center at today's practice …

I wasn't all that surprised. No matter what happened today, I didn't think I was going to be surprised by any of it.

On being told that Coach Mangini stressed playing different positions on the OL for versatility purposes …

He hasn't conveyed a thing to me. I'm getting whatever he supposedly says from you guys.

On having any lines of communication with the coaches …

All they say is, "This is what you're doing."

On whether the rotation among the offensive linemen makes sense …

I guess it depends on which guys are rotating and which guys are not.

On the logic behind him playing center …

As I've said before, I thought this experiment had been tried and the results were in. I thought a position had been taken.

On playing left guard with the first unit …

It is what it is. If I'm not good enough to be a starter here, I won't be here. I think I've answered all of those questions. I'm comfortable with who I am and how I play. If they're not, they're not.

On if he controls his own destiny at left guard …

No, absolutely not, no. The coaches decide who plays, not the players.

On planning to speak with the coaches this week …

No. As much as I know where [Coach Mangini's] office is, he knows where my locker is. It's worked to this point, not talking. I don't see any reason for it to change.

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