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WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"COACH REX Ryan certainly believes in running the ball, but with all of the talent the Jets have acquired, this offense won't hesitate stretching defenses vertically. Of course that will depend on Mark Sanchez's ability to throw the ball down the field. That said, I think Sanchez takes a big step forward this year. It's not so much because he will learn what to do but rather he will learn what not to do.
Braylon Edwards is such a talented wide receiver; it's just a matter of getting the ball to him. He was frustrated at the end of last season because he wasn't getting looks. I think both he and new receiver Santonio Holmes will have solid seasons, but I think Edwards is positioned to have a better year with the 12 games he has under his belt in this system.
Odds are against Jerricho Cotchery playing at a high level. He's going to be the third choice at best on every pass.... When the Jets need a receiver to play the slot, don't be surprised to see either Brad Smith or even Danny Woodhead—who really is a running back with a great change of direction—take the field.... With the focus on wideouts, I can't see how tight end Dustin Keller's numbers will increase. If anything, they will decrease.
Shonn Greene is an up-and-coming talent. In terms of numbers, this will absolutely be a leap year for Greene. He's going to get the playing time, and he's ready for it.... I don't think there's much left in LaDainian Tomlinson's tank.... Jets coaches are concerned about Joe McKnight's ability to hold on to the football. But with LT as a possible third-down back, they don't necessarily need McKnight in the game."
ONE TO GET, ONE TO FORGET
Danny Woodhead would be a brave choice, but Folk is the pick after taking over as the kicker for a team that tried 36 field goals in 2009.