2005_11_schadpanthers.jpgIt's become a season from Hell for the Jets, as the team lost its fourth consecutive game and a 10th player to injury for the season - starting right tackle Jason Fabini, in a 30-3 loss to Carolina Sunday in Charlotte.

Even if you're not a Jets fan, you may feel for someone as heartfelt as coach Herm Edwards, who finds himself increasingly frustrated and emotional.

"If it doesn't kill you, it makes you strong," Edwards said. "I'll be a better coach for this. I know I'll be a better man for it. These players will be better men for it.? "These players are playing as hard as they possibly can with their God-given ability. That's all I can ask of them."

You had to know it wouldn't be a good day when future Hall of Famer Curtis Martin lost his first fumble in 863 touches (two full seasons ago). After Brooks Bollinger threw the first interceptions of his career - four in the second half, Edwards was soon faced with having to make a choice between Bollinger and Testaverde for next Sunday's date in Denver.

Meanwhile, when ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that rumors persist that Edwards would leave the Jets to take over in Kansas City for a retiring Dick Vermeil (Herm's coach from his playing days with the Eagles) - he's merely reporting that rumors persist.

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