NY Jets brace for the offensive firepower of the New Orleans Saints (1 Viewer)


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By Dave Hutchinson / The Star Ledger

Jets coach Rex Ryan turned to gallows humor after watching three of his top five defensive backs sit out Wednesday’s practice while the other two limited in what they could do — all because of injuries.

Not exactly the position any defensive-minded coach would like to find himself in with the NFL’s top-ranked offense on tap this weekend.

“You would think I would feel nervous,” Ryan quipped, “but we’re only playing New Orleans, so I’m not really worried about having to cover anybody with Drew Brees (playing).”

Of course, Ryan knows he has a lot of game-planning to do for Brees, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year who is making a case to run away with the award again this season. Through the first three weeks, Brees has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes (67 of 97) for 841 yards, an NFL-high nine touchdowns, just two interceptions and a league-best 118.1 passer rating.

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