Rex Ryan's Wednesday News Conference

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On if having three straight road games will affect the team’s weekly preparation at all…

Our team is used to that. We’ve had the playoffs two years in a row, but again, our focus is just on the one game. We’ll worry about that the next time, the logistics of whatever follows after that. This is all about Oakland and if you prepare with anything other than 100 percent, you lose the game. We’re going out there. We feel good about it. We know how to travel to the west coast. It takes a lot of preparation. You have a new opponent you haven’t played in two years, so the preparation has to be there.

On if any of the players limited in practice are in danger of missing the game…

I don’t believe so. I think everybody will play.

On how he feels about the team’s depth…

I think we’re about as deep as you can be, maybe not at every position, but no team can say that. I feel good about our depth. I think we have great depth in the line and in the secondary, in particular, and even at linebacker now, the way Josh Mauga is playing and the way Nick Bellore is playing. Obviously, [Jamaal] Westerman on the outside and then we have ‘Oh, Canada’ [Garrett McIntyre]. We have great depth on defense.

And then at receiver, I think we have depth. At running back, I think we have depth. At tight end, we have three tight ends we feel good about. Obviously, not having Rob Turner hurts you because he was an outstanding backup player for us. Every team has issues, but I feel good about the team we have.

On if the team has looked at bringing in any other offensive linemen…

I don’t see it right now as a possibility. Like I said, we feel pretty good about the guys we have.

On if Colin Baxter seems to be picking up things this week as he goes along…

I think so. This is only the third week that he’s been here, but he seems to be doing well. I’ll tell you who’s been a big help for him is Rob Turner. Rob comes in like he’s playing. He still does, and he’s been great. He sits beside him in the meetings, does extra things with him and he’s been outstanding. You could always kick [Matt] Slauson in there to play center and put Vlad [Ducasse] at guard. [Caleb] Schlauderaff is coming. I don’t think he’s there. I think he’s a little behind where Baxter is, just for the simple fact that he’s coming from a much different system. I think once he catches up to speed, he’s going to be a guy that we’re happy with.

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