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Heard inside the locker room

Sound bites from the Jets:

LB Bart Scott on rookie CB Kyle Wilson, already anointed as the starting nickel back: "He can get in and out of his breaks seamlessly. People may not have thought he was the best corner in the draft, but he was definitely the best corner for what we do."

Scott on achieving team greatness: "When you want to have a great defense or a great team, the coaches lose ownership of it. They give the ownership to the players. You think Phil Jackson is doing much coaching with Kobe? That's what makes them special."

LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson on the quiet demeanor of rookie LG Vladimir Ducasse: "I know of another individual who was pretty reserved his first year, so I can definitely understand where he's coming from. I'm sure, over time, that will change. You get more familiar with people and you start to understand the circumstances you're in. You turn around and you won't be able to tell him to stop."

Wilson on what it's like covering WR Jerricho Cotchery in the slot: "He knows how to manipulate the defender. He always changes up his releases, how he runs his routes. He has good body control. He had good footwork out there. He's not easy to read all the time."

GM Mike Tannenbaum on last Sunday night's dinner with NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson: "He showed up 15 minutes early. That told me a lot about him. Luckily, we (owner Woody Johnson and coach Rex Ryan) were 30 minutes early. He told us that he wakes up every day at 4:45 because he's totally committed to having a productive day. Listening to him, I kind of felt lazy."