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Dustin Keller: Anyone who covers me, it's a mismatch

New York Jets running back Thomas Jones (20)

New York Jets running back Thomas Jones (20) celebrates with teammates Nick Mangold (74) and Dustin Keller (81) following his second touchdown. (Dec. 13, 2009) Photo Credit: AP

Jets tight end Dustin Keller might be the biggest beneficiary of the Jets' acquisition of wide receiver Santonio Holmes. With Holmes, Jerricho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards manning the receiver positions, it figures to open things up for the third-year tight end (pictured, right) down the middle of the field.

"I'm loving it," Keller said of the Holmes trade. "No matter who you rotate in there, we've got so many different guys and it's going to open up a lot of stuff in the middle of the field for me.

"Regardless if it's Jerricho-Braylon, Braylon-Santonio, Santonio-Jerricho, whoever you put in there, I feel like it's going to be a mismatch."

How good can the Jets' offense be? Well, Keller, who caught 45 passes for 522 yards and two TDs last season, said that Jets head coach Rex Ryan offered a very intriguing comment the other day to indicate just how good.

"Rex told me the other day, on paper, this offense is actually better than the defense," Keller said. Ryan, who calls the team's defensive signals, then told Keller he thinks the defense will in reality turn out to be better than the offense. But for the head coach to admit that his offense, on paper, is better than the No. 1 ranked defense in the league is saying something.

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