No matter how you feel about bringing Coles back, the fact he was willing to come back to the Jets is a good sign. The Jets have become a destination for former standouts seeking a ring. When the Patriots bring a lot of these guys in for reduced roles, they usually receive praise. The players are celebrated for seeking to play for a winner. When the Jets have signed guys like LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, and Coles under the same concept, the first reaction out of many is to question locker room chemistry.
While it might be fair game to wonder how the locker room will handle all of these personalities, there is something to be said about a guy like Coles taking a minimal role on a team where he entered camp two years ago on top of the depth chart and where this team is at.