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Jets' fortunes might turn on O-line, not Favre

The Jets' offensive line was the target of much criticism in 2007. The hubbub about Brett Favre's arrival aside, the Jets' 2008 hopes might hinge on the refortified unit, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: August 15, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

HEMPSTEAD, NY -- Guard Alan Faneca saw the potential during a New York Jets exhibition game against the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 7.

The communication between his fellow linemen was so crisp that they hardly needed to talk. They were seeing the same clues in the defensive fronts. They were sensing the same subtle shifts of linebackers. In short, the Jets' line was displaying some legitimate chemistry, and that had to be exhilarating news for those who recognized the bonding ...

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