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Know your Enemy: Interview with the Jet Press

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Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) and defensive tackle Leger Douzable (78) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

2. How do you think Rex Ryan will scheme against the Bengals in order to confuse Andy Dalton?

AS: Look for a lot of pressure up the middle. Pressure up the middle confuses most quarterbacks, but especially young ones. When you can’t step up in the pocket, you have done the best job at confusing a quarterback. The Jets’ pass rush is unique in that you don’t get a lot from the edge. You get it from up the middle. Look for Muhammad Wilkerson, who has really come into his own, to be in Dalton’s face all afternoon. Combine all of that with the ever-changing fronts to give a headache to Andy Dalton.

3. The Jets have had trouble finding a consistent running back to carry the load. Who gets the most carries this week vs the Bengals?

AS: The Jets go with the hot hand. Most of the season so far has been Bilal Powell, but Chris Ivory had his coming out party last week against the Patriots, with his first 100 yard game as a Jet. The Jets will go RBBC (running back by committee) until someone heats up, and they will ride that as long as they can.