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Raiders vs. Jets: Defense Preparing For Mark Sanchez, Heavy Ground Attack

The New York Jets are a team that can move the ball down the field in a multitude of ways. Their primary option is to hand the ball off to Shonn Greene in the backfield and use their talented offensive line to push the defense back and open up holes for the running back.

Their second option is Ladainian Tomlinson, who no longer quite has the burst of speed he did in his prime with San Diego, but is still a threat to break away on occasion and does a lot of his work as a receiver out of the backfield.

If these two talented backs were not enough, Mark Sanchez has progressed as a quarterback and has the arm to make deep throws down the field. Santonio Holmes' nagging quadriceps injury should slow him down some, assuming he plays this week. Still, though, the Jets are a team capable of gaining large chunks of yards in a hurry.

Defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan recently addressed a few of these topics:

Q: What do the Jets like to do on offense?

Coach Bresnahan: This is a team that runs the ball extremely well since Rex [Ryan] has been there. They have been the leading rush team since he took over as head coach, but they are a team that, Brian [Schottenheimer] does a great job of mixing in their play-action passes to match their run game. It's going to be a challenge for us but the initial goal every week, or objective, for us is to stop the run, and force this to be a one-dimensional team, and we'll do that.

And a question on any potential changes the Jets may make this week to attack Oakland:

Q: At the same time, will they try to spread you out a little bit too more like Buffalo did?

Coach Bresnahan: Would you? It's funny because it is a copycat league and when you watch Buffalo's offense and then you go back and look at the Jets, who have gone to the AFC Championship game two years in a row, it is very mirrored to what they did. So, we are expecting some of the same things, but I do know Rex's mentality is a physical, no B.S. type of deal and they are going to establish the run game as well when we're here.

This should be a good one on Sunday, folks. A victory on Sunday would be big for the Raiders.

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