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Scott on what stopping the run does for a defense Craig Thomas

Based on the preseason, it looks like the Jets are going to be very good against the run in 2012.

“That’s a staple,” Scott said about the Jets’ run defense. “Whenever you talk about a Rex Ryan led defense, you talk about stopping the run, making opposing offenses one dimensional. That’s what you have to do in this league to give yourself a chance. You can’t give an opposing offense the ability to run the ball and pass the ball at the same time. You want to make them one dimensional so you can anticipate what they’re doing. Once you shut the run down and put them in long third-down situations, that’s when you can take advantage. If they’re second-and-medium and manageable then you give them access to their entire playbook, play action, deep balls, and you can open up Pandora’s box that way.”