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Offenses still shaking off the cobwebs

Originally Published: September 15, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Not surprisingly, defenses are significantly ahead of the offenses at this very early juncture of the NFL season.

In baseball, the pitchers generally own an immediate edge over the hitters in early exhibitions. In the NFL, however, it's the hitters -- albeit of another ilk -- who enjoy a notable advantage.

These hitters try to make the most of that temporary edge.

"It usually takes offenses a while to get the timing and [precision] down pat," said 11th-year veteran ...

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