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Jets want Sanchez to just run, baby

Rex Ryan has encouraged the QB to take off if the opportunity presents itself

Updated: September 22, 2011, 4:37 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- If his pass protection breaks down Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, Mark Sanchez has a green light from Rex Ryan:

Just run, baby.

As he continues to mature as an NFL quarterback, Sanchez is being allowed to do more things. One of them is the freedom to call audibles. Another: His coaches have encouraged him to take off and run with the ball.

Sanchez did just that last week, rushing for a career-high 29 yards in the New York Jets' 32-3 win over the Jacksonville ...

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