I've always thought Laveranues was a stand up guy... Good move by the JETS FO... on another note I wonder if there is anybody else out there with the name Laveranues... I can only imagine what it was like when he learned to write his name is cursive as a kid... Geesh!
*looks at old #87 reebok jersey*
Wish they would have kept Jerricho... that was my boy right there... similar to a Coles type player...
As a man, it broke my heart hearing what happened to Coles as a child. He earned respect from millions with the ways he stood up and spoke about what happened to him. As a parent myself, just goes to show that you never trust your child with anyone other than true loved one's. But yeah, glad to see Coles back with the Jets (in some type of way). One of the toughest wide receivers I've ever seen. Being tough as nails would be an understatement when explaining the career of Coles. He may have loved money as much as the next wide receiver, but he was always a great teammate. Never quit on his offensive coordinator, put him body on the line each and every Sunday, and supported his starting Quarterback (Pennington) through thick and thin. He loved Pennington as a person, and treated Penny with the up most respect as his (our) quarterback. So glad to see Coles around our Jets organization. As an FSU fan, I'll admit that Coles shocked while outlasting/out performing Peter Warrick with a much stronger/more productive NFL career. Coles was the definition of an underdawg, and as a Jets fan; I simply loved his blazing speed coming out of college, loved the draft pick, but never would have imagined his hands being as strong as they were and/or his style of play reminding people of an old-school NFL warrior. Welcome home Coles.
Would also love to see #92, Shaun 'The Big Katt' Ellis come back home to our Jets organization. As a former first rounder who gave us 11 great years, playoff appearances, damn near 100 sacks (72.5), over 550 tackles etc, etc... It'll be something else to see Ellis working with the likes of Coples, K.Ellis and Wilkerson. He may have played his final season with the Patriots, but who really cares? He's a Jet through thick and thin. Never once sported #92 with a Patriots uniform. Wishful thinking, or can anyone else picture Shaun Ellis returning back to N.Y with a defensive line coaching position?