Santonio Holmes has been critical of the Jets' potential two-quarterback system, but the oft-criticized wide receiver said he took no issue with coach Rex Ryan saying he didn't bring Holmes in to be the offensive coordinator.
"He likes the mindset that I have and the attitude that I bring to this team," Holmes said of Ryan. "I think it was just a joke between us, and he understands me and I understand everything that he says and we're not going to take anything for what was said in the media."
The Jets are reportedly considering replacing quarterback Mark Sanchez with Tim Tebow in the red zone, and Holmes said previously that he doesn't believe using two quarterbacks is a successful strategy in the NFL. He backed off those comments a bit Friday.
"Whatever (offensive coordinator Tony) Sparano brings to the table and Coach Ryan wants our offense to work on is going to be what we are going to work on," said Holmes. "We brought in a group of guys that are going to be football players and are going to compete and continue to help our team win ball games by all means, and that's what we're looking for."
After feuding with Sanchez toward the end of last season, Holmes insisted that was in the past and the two have developed increased trust over the offseason. That included working out together at the Sanchez-organized "Jets West."
"I've learned a lot from him because we've gotten an opportunity to talk a little bit more on a personal level and understand each other," said Holmes. "The little things that we like, the way the ball needs to be placed in a situation, and I think the more we continue to work on that, it's only going to get better for us."