Jets Preparing For Balance

Jets head coach Herman Edwards, who saw plenty of the Vikings as the defensive backs coach in Tampa Bay for five years, has heard all about the Randy Ratio. But Edwards isn't focusing on that too much.

New York Jets coach Herman Edwards, whose team plays host to the Vikings Sunday, has heard plenty about the "Randy Ratio" and the Vikings' desire to get Moss the ball.

But Edwards said that did not mean the Jets had to do less work preparing for the Vikings offense.

"Obviously, that's a good plan getting 84 the football," Edwards said. "He's a heck of a football player. But I think [the Vikings] are still pretty much balanced. They run the ball well and you can fall asleep on that if you don't look out and all of the sudden they're ripping you in the run game. That's something that concerns us.

"Obviously, we haven't done a good enough job playing the run this year. That's something you have to hone in on, and I think that's how you look at it. I mean, Randy Moss is Randy Moss. You know he's going to catch some balls, you just try to limit it as much as you can. I think they are doing a nice job offensively."

Edwards saw plenty of the Vikings offense when he coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs from 1996 to 2000. Asked about the changes in Minnesota's offense, Edwards said: "I think they're growing into it. I think they've probably settled in on the running back now, and I just think that a lot of people have rolled up on Randy and taken him out of it, but I think they are using their other weapons. All of the other guys at this point. I think they've scored 25 points a game … they're going to be OK."

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