Nothing is holding Carl Lawson back with Jets

Carl Lawson, the former Bengals defensive end who signed with the Jets this offseason, tackles some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.

Q: You had 27 sacks as a senior at Milton (Ga.) High School. You must have felt like you were in a zone every game.

Q: Yeah, that was fun, man. That was probably my most free year of football where it’s just like no hesitation and no thinking, and I kind of feel like that’s gonna be like that here in this system. Just go, just go, just go. That was a long time ago that I actually felt like that, so that’s encouraging, but I do feel like that here. There’s no holding me kind of back, it’s kind of unshackled, unchained.

Q: Why do you feel unshackled, unchained here?

A: I think we’re on the same page with about everything and how things should be played, and it perfectly matches my skill-set as a player. That’s kind of why I feel like unchained, unshackled.

Q: If you could sack any quarterback in NFL history, who would it be?

A: Probably [Brett] Favre, ’cause Favre would give you a sack. He gave Michael Strahan a sack. I was a big fan of Favre. He just played the game like a kid. He just had fun with the game, and that’s very rare that you see that, especially in the sport today. He’d probably congratulate me, “but…

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