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Attack This Guy on Passing Downs

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"This guy" is Minnesota's starting right tackle, Phil Loadholt. He is enormous at 6'8" and 343 pounds. That big frame when coupled with his strength makes him an absolute mauler in the run game. Once he locks onto a defender, it is very difficult to disengage for a defender.

Loadholt's size comes with a disadvantage, though. He is not the most nimble guy. Engaging can be a problem when he is up against athletic pass rushers trying to get up field. Blown assignments have caused pressures that have led to turnovers in both of Minnesota's past two games.


If the Jets are looking for a spot to create favorable matchups for Calvin Pace, Jason Taylor, and their blitz schemes, right tackle might be the place to attack for a second consecutive week.