SAN DIEGO -- Jets coach Herman Edwards got into a shouting
match with running backs coach Bishop Harris during the third
quarter of their 20-17 overtime victory over San Diego on Saturday
The two nearly came to blows during a series toward the end of
the third quarter. Though Edwards declined to specify why they were
arguing, at the time of the fight LaMont Jordan was carrying the
ball instead of NFL rushing champion Curtis Martin.
Fullback Jerald Sowell had to restrain the two coaches. After
walking away, Harris said something else and Edwards turned back
toward his assistant.
"That's family emotions coming out in a playoff game, and
that's good," Edwards said. "He's a heck of a football coach,
that was an incident, it's over with, and we're fine."
Offensive coordinator Paul Hackett said the Jets had 12-15 new
plays in featuring Martin and Jordan in at the same time, though it
was unclear whether that had anything to do with the argument.
During the series, Jordan subbed in for Martin after Martin had two
big back-to-back plays, a 10-yard run and 23-yard catch.
The Jets ended up settling for a 42-yard field goal from Doug
Brien to go up 17-7. Harris was unavailable for comment.