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.