Q: How do you feel?
A: I feel good. My main goal is to get out and try to help this team bring the most Ws that we can possibly bring in. I've trained for this. I've been ready for this since March. I did the most I've ever done in any offseason. The level for me just keeps getting higher and higher. The older that I get, I want to keep playing at a higher level.
Q: Do you want the number one spot back?
A: For the competitive edge that we all have. [Ahmad Bradshaw] got it. That doesn't bother me at all. Just give me what I think I can do. Just give a little more carries and let me get out there and play as hard as I can.
Re: Jets game.
A: It's a preseason game, it won't be no more buzz than what it is unless they make it out of something. But here, it's the third preseason game and we're looking to get better. We've got the Jets later on in the season. Right now we're just looking to get better and pick our football team.
Q: Does the talk about them winning a Super Bowl every year bother you?
A: It's good to have confidence. It's good for them to come out every year and have that kind of confidence. If they think they're going to do that, it's fine. They are also in the AFC and we're in the NFC. They can say as much they want to say about Super Bowl this and Super Bowl that. We're playing each game, every week and trying to get better every week to give ourselves that shot to play in the Super Bowl.
Q: How did you feel when Rex Ryan said that the Jets are the big brother in his book?
A: Rex [Ryan] is coaching the Jets. I would be upset with Rex if he felt anything different. He's supposed to feel that way. We are two football teams that are playing out of one city. It is what it is. We're going to get in there and we are going to play. It's going be dog-eat-dog in there. They have a good team. We have a good team. We'll see where it goes.
Q: What did you think about how Plaxico Burress looked in that first preseason game?
A: [Plaxico Burress] is looking good, man. And I expect him to look good every time he steps on a football field. He's a competitive guy, he wants to win. I'm glad he had a chance to come out and play in his first game and have a couple of catches and be productive.
Q: What can the running game do to make up for the injuries?
A: People say that because if we are running the ball and controlling the line of scrimmage, our defense is on the sideline - hurt or not. If we can do that and get a good tempo going in our running game and make things happen and execute as much as we can, there's no reason why we shouldn't be one of the best teams in the league throughout the whole year.