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Secondary is primary concern for Jets

Dennis Thurman's unit has six points of emphasis as it tries to reverse 45-3 curse

Updated: January 27, 2011, 7:24 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Of all the units under the spotlight Sunday, the one facing the most intense glare is the New York Jets' secondary.

Quite frankly, it stunk in the previous meeting against the New England Patriots. It was so bad that secondary coach Dennis Thurman, in a moment of retrospective gallows humor, said maybe they were served contaminated food and water before the game.

The defensive backs made mental mistakes, missed tackles and blew coverages, allowing ...

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