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Jets-Dolphins preview

Posted By Frank Mazzola On Oct 29 2009 @ 12:26 pm In New York Jets | No Comments

A breakdown of what Gang Green needs to do to gain revenge against the Dolphins on Sunday

Sunday November 1

1 pm

Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Keys to Victory:


1.  Pick on the corners- The Dolphins just lost cornerback Will Allen to season-ending knee surgery and will be forced to start two rookies in their defensive backfield.  They'll have to decide which Jets receiver, Braylon Edwards or Jerricho Cotchery, they're going to assign their safety to help out in covering.  Whomever they don't choose needs to be targeted often by Mark Sanchez.

2.  Wear them down- The loss of Leon Washington leaves the Jets with only Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene to tote the load.  However, Greene is a bulldozer and should be used pounded into the Dolphins line early and often to soften them up for later on in the contest.


1.  Protect the gut- The loss of NT Kris Jenkins is huge for the Jets and Dolphins will look to exploit it using their excellent running attack.  The linebackers have to help clog the interior of the line and force Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams to the outside where they can be taken out of bounds after minimal gains.

2.  Get to Henne- The Jets didn't do nearly as good a job attacking Chad Henne last time as they needed to.  He must be forced into mistakes where the ball-hawking secondary can pick him off.  Shaun Ellis, Calvin Pace and the rest of the unit need to come up big here.

Notes:  Cotchery's return should mean better numbers for Sanchez.  The rookie has struggled a bit without his security blanket….The Jets signed their former draft pick Justin Miller to handle kickoff duties.

Jets 28, Dolphins 14

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