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"THIS WILL STILL be a ground-and-pound offense. The Jets have a big offensive line. They have tough backs. They're going to run the ball first and set up Mark Sanchez on play-action.
I don't think Sanchez is an elite quarterback. He can't throw the ball Don Coryell--style. He has to have the ground game to be effective.
Shonn Greene will have a big year. He'll get more carries. The coaches would trust him more if he stops fumbling. They've kind of gone away from him when he fumbles, but they can't play LaDainian Tomlinson too much because he's on his last legs. I think this may be Tomlinson's last year. So Greene's going to have to be a workhorse with Tomlinson as the change-of-pace back. If Joe McKnight grasps his role as a third-down back, the Jets won't need Tomlinson.
They have a lot of weapons in the passing game, but they only have one football. Santonio Holmes is a big-play wideout who can run by you. He will be Sanchez's Number 1 guy, but he's not the type of receiver to get seven or eight catches a game.
Sanchez loved throwing the ball up to Braylon Edwards when he got in trouble, and I'm sure that role will be filled by Plaxico Burress now that Edwards is not going to be back. At 6' 5", Burress is a red zone mismatch, and since no one shrinks in prison, I don't see that changing. He'll make the transition back into football quickly because his game was never about speed anyway.
Dustin Keller can create matchup problems. He has speed at tight end and is a big problem for any linebacker or safety."
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