WR Laveranues Coles is adjusting well to his surroundings since coming over from the New York Jets. He’s bonding with teammates and ahead of the learning curve picking up the system. The biggest thing for him now will be adjusting to his new role on offense.
Bengals wide receivers coach Mike Sheppard summed up what it’s meant to have Coles as part of the team.
“Laveranues means experience,” Sheppard said. “He means a lot of production, maturity and veteran presence. Obviously, we lost some of that when T.J. left, but we kind of needed a guy like Laveranues to come in here and provide the things that he is going to do for us.
“Like T.J. (Houshmandzadeh), Laveranues is really bright. He’ll learn in the classroom and take it onto the playing field. L.C. is learning two positions, which is really hard to do. I just want him to contribute and do what he’s asked to do. When he’s on the field I know he will perform at the highest level. He’s a real asset to this ball club.”