Jeane Coakley: How's preseason been?
Ellis Lankster : It's been great. I have been working hard and just trying to make coach Thurman stop fussing with me. (smiles)
Coakley: Why is he giving you a hard time?
Lankster: He told me that I don't know how to practice yet. He had been fussing at me because he wants me to learn how to be a pro, which means work hard every day as if it's a game. So he is always on me if I get beat in practice. He's been like that with me for the last three years.
Ten questions to get to know Ellis Lankster...
First car you bought?
Lankster: A 2008 Challenger.
Lankster: Fried chicken.
Last book you read?
Funniest guy on the team?
Lankster: Oh man. Jaiquawn Jarrett.
If you weren't playing football you would be...
Lankster: I would be a high school coach, because it was my high school coach that encouraged me to go to college. I wasn't going to go, but he made me go and look at me now. (smiles)
If you could be a superhero who would you be?
Lankster: It's got to be Batman because he has the coolest stuff.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
Lankster: That's easy: never be hurt.
What is something people don't know about you?
Lankster: I'm a huge gamer.
What can Jets fans expect from you this season?
Lankster: Everything Ellis Lankster has. Everything. I'm going to play my hardest for them.