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Well, that was rather putrid.

The Jets’ offense mustered only 33 total net yards and three first downs with Sanchez at the helm, and 20 of those came on a 20-yard run by LaDainian Tomlinson.

Sanchez also seemed to be off with his screen game, misfiring at his targets. He just didn't seem in sync with his screen targets, especially Tomlinson.

"We didn't get a chance to practice that as much as we would like," Tomlinson said. "It's preseason and something we try to work out. We'll get better at it."

The offense as a whole needs to get better after that performance.

"We didn't get the chance to game plan for the team like we will next week a little bit," Sanchez said. "We'll be in a better rhythm and expect certain plays coming in. We'll know what they are doing or we'll have a better idea at least than tonight. It was such a quick turnaround from last game.

"We don't accept a performance like this, but at the same time you can kind of see why we didn't play our very best."

Let's step away from the offense's misgivings to talk about the defense for a second. The first-team defense looked pretty good, but the reserve defensive line took a major hit.

Ropati Pitoitua, a promising second-year defensive end, tore his Achilles tendon, ending his season. Pitoitua was expected to be part of the defensive line rotation and the coaches wanted to get a really good look at him to see how he could help.

But now he's lost for the season.

"That's too bad," Ryan said, "because that kid was really coming."

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