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Jeremy Kerley Interview Transcript 10/12/11

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On Wednesday New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jeremy Kerley addressed the media.  Here is the transcript courtesy of the Jets.

On if he was surprised by the Derrick Mason trade…

It’s still somewhat news to me, I heard it at 10 o’clock last night. So yes, I’m surprised, but Derrick Mason was a good player, he’ll be a great player in Houston, but it’s the business.

On if he learned from Mason when he was in New York…

Definitely, he was a teacher on and off the field, so he definitely helped me out on my game.

On if it is strange that he was part of the reason for Mason being traded…

It’s a part of the business, I wish him the best of luck. He’s a great player, like I said, he’ll be great other places. I’m just glad I could step up and be the man in the third spot.

On how he heard about the trade…

To be honest, I really heard about it on twitter at first. I heard about it on twitter, you can’t believe everything on twitter. (General Manager Mike) Tannenebaum gave me a call about 10, 10:30 (last) night, (and) that confirmed it.

On if he is ready to be the third wide receiver…

Definitely. Camp was tough and I got through that and I feel like it helped me out. I’m definitely ready.

On it never seeming like things were too big for him…

Like I’ve always said, this is a game and it’s the game of football. It’s something we wake up and we love to play every day. So I just try to go out there and have that in the back of my mind. When things get tough, when things get hard, that’s the first thing I think about, just having fun, playing the game.

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