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Raiders Using A Hot Dog For Motivation Against New York Jets

The Oakland Raiders are busy preparing for Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets. One of their motivation tactics for this week's game: a hotdog. More specifically, the hotdog Sanchez was spotted eating on the sidelines as a rookie in a 36-0 blowout of the Raiders back in 2009.

"Coach showed that to us," defensive tackle Tommy Kelly told the Oakland Tribune. "It was just a reminder. We're going to remind him of that during the game."

And for a response from the Jets?

"That's dumb," tight end Dustin Keller said. "I guess if that's bulletin-board material, use what you can. He ate a hot dog. So what? I don't think it's upsetting.

"I could see it from the opponents' perspective. If you're losing and the quarterback is so relaxed he's having a hot dog on the sideline, it could kind of anger you. But I don't see it as bulletin-board material."

Here's a video of the then-rookie QB having his snack:


Hopefully it's the Raiders eating hot dogs on the sidelines this time around.