Jets' new-look O-line keeps on slugging

Firing Faneca was a curveball, but Matt Slauson & Co. still hitting it out of the park

Updated: October 15, 2010, 7:57 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The fraternity has a new member, a new motivation and a new favorite play. The play is called the "Swerve," a run predicated on misdirection. It starts one way and swerves back, fooling the opposition. It's the story of the New York Jets' offensive line, 2010.

The story began April 23, the first night of the NFL draft. Alan Faneca was having dinner with teammate Nick Mangold, a close friend. The relaxing evening was shattered when Faneca received a call from coach Rex ...

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