Last week, the Jets acquired cornerback Johnny Patrick on a waiver claim from the San Diego Chargers. Jets fans might not know much about Patrick, so I've been reviewing game footage to try and get a sense of what he brings to the table.

The 25-year old Patrick is 5'11" and 190 pounds and was a third round pick in the 2011 draft. He spent two seasons with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Chargers last year. He was primarily a nickel back last season, although he did start four games due to injuries. He intercepted one pass, the first of his career, and recorded 1.5 sacks.

After the jump, I look in detail at footage from Patrick's first two seasons in the league to evaluate some of his strengths and weaknesses.

Who is Johnny Patrick?

Patrick played his college football at Louisville, where he was a teammate of current Jet Bilal Powell. He ran a 4.48 forty at his Pro Day in 2011 and was drafted in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. He barely played in his rookie year, but had a slightly more prominent role in his second season. However, he struggled and was released in February last year.

The Chargers picked him up and he contributed well for them, playing in 13 games and starting four. He would play almost 500 snaps before ending up on injured reserve with three weeks to go following an ankle injury. He recorded 38 tackles, one interception, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble, all career highs.

After Patrick was released last week, the Jets claimed him off waivers and will assume the final year of his contract, which will pay him $700K in total, provided he makes the team.

Let's look at his numbers from his career so far:

The Numbers

Two seasons

37 games

Five starts

746 snaps

68 tackles (eight on special teams)

14 missed tackles (four on special teams)

Coverage numbers: 67-for-93, 936 yards, five TD, one INT and four passes defensed

Completion percentage: 72.0%

Yards per attempt: 10.1

QB rating: 117.4

Five penalties (two on special teams)

Here's my observations from watching the footage, divided into categories:

Usage

When employed as a nickelback, Patrick would usually enter the game in the slot. However, he didn't play exclusively in the slot. For example, in week three, he started on the outside and whenever the nickelback (Richard Marshall) entered the game, Patrick reverted to the slot.

Coverage skills

As you can see from the numbers above, Patrick has had his struggles in coverage since entering the league. In 2012, only Trevin Wade had a higher QB rating when thrown at out of all cornerbacks to play over 200 snaps. In 2013, Patrick gave up a completion on 77.6% of his targets, which was tied for second worst among all NFL corners. However, he didn't surrender a touchdown pass, having been beaten for five in 2012, so that was a step in the right direction.

From the footage, there were two areas in particular where he struggled. He constantly gave up too much of a cushion in coverage and was beaten, often routinely for first downs, by players coming back to the ball or breaking to the outside. This was even an issue on third and short, where he had a tendency to be too far off and, despite closing to make the tackle, easily gave up the required yardage. The other issue was that he struggled against good route runners who could make sharp breaks, occasionally losing his balance. He was particularly susceptible to getting beaten on slant routes, surrendering yardage after the catch on a few big plays.

Despite these struggles (and perhaps it's a good sign that they were often isolated to similar, perhaps fixable, situations), Patrick did show some signs of improvement. I didn't find that he failed to look back for the ball and there were a few plays where he did a good job of staying with his man. Also, on some of the plays where he seemed to be too far off his man, he was able to recover back to the ball and prevent the receiver from making the catch. I'd also note that the Chargers don't really have a number one corner that follows the other team's top target, so Patrick was often matched up against elite players like Dez Bryant, Reggie Wayne and Wes Welker, with mixed results.

Athleticism

Patrick doesn't have elite athletic numbers, but when he did get beaten, it was usually through technique rather than lacking the athleticism to stay with his man. He shows good burst when breaking towards the ball and gets downfield well on special teams.

Physicality

Patrick is a pretty physical player, not afraid to use his hands and capable of laying some good hits. He didn't get too many chances to show this off, but there was one play in particular where he played press coverage on his man on third and short and had the receiver blanketed, forcing the quarterback to deliberately overthrow his man out of bounds.

Run defense

Patrick made some nice plays in run support, including a few tackles in the backfield. On one play, he tackled the runner for a five yard loss following a run blitz from the slot, avoiding the left tackle with good speed into the backfield. On another, he skipped over an attempted cut block to contain and stuff the runner for a short gain. However, on another run blitz, he overpursued, leading to a big run.

Tackling

As noted in the numbers above, Patrick has had quite a few missed tackles, although he is a good hitter and does contribute in the running game. There were one or two plays where he missed the tackle at the second level, leading to a bigger gain, including an important one in overtime against Washington where Alfred Morris side-stepped his tackle to gain 19 crucial yards.

Blitzing

Patrick blitzed 24 times last year, recording 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits and one pressure. He showed a knack for finding a route through traffic to the quarterback and for hitting the quarterback hard but legally. As noted above, he has a quick burst that is ideal for a player blitzing from the slot.

Ball skills

To have been targeted 93 times and only intercepted one pass and broken up another four is not particularly impressive. In addition, all of those pass breakups saw him knock the ball loose after the receiver had his hands on it. He never really jumped his man's route. His interception was an athletic leaping grab after he came off his man in the slot in trap coverage to break on a ball thrown to the outside.

Instincts

There were a couple of examples of blown coverages that Patrick was involved in. One saw him pass off Desean Jackson to the safety behind him...only the safety behind him (Eric Weddle) had vacated that area to help out on Donald Butler's man. That led to an easy touchdown which was negated by an offensive penalty on a drive where the Eagles had been running several rub routes, perhaps in a direct effort to exploit Patrick's lack of experience. Another blown coverage saw him drop off his man to the outside as if he was playing zone, leaving that man all alone over the middle for a big gain. That's not unusual for a young player, but Jets fans will recognize that blown coverages can happen in Ryan's defense due to its complexity, so you need to know your role.

There were also a few example, particularly on wide receiver screens, where Patrick was a beat slow to react and either didn't get out to the receiver in time, or found himself blocked out of the play. His anticipation could have been better on those, but again that's hopefully coachable.

Demeanor

Patrick is a player that can get fired up and seems to exude confidence and swagger. On one play in particular, Andrew Luck tried to find Reggie Wayne in the end zone, but Patrick stayed with Wayne well and then got in his face after the play. There were at least a few examples of him celebrating and being demonstrative after a play where he arguably got beaten and bailed out by a bad throw or dropped pass.

Special teams

While he hasn't put up big numbers on special teams, Patrick does play an important role. He operated as a primary gunner at times on the punt unit, beating his man impressively to force a fair catch on a couple of plays. He also was in the mix on kickoff coverages, although he did find himself blocked out of some plays. What impressed me most was his work in the vice role (blocking the opposing team's gunner from getting downfield). Some of his work in that role was as good as I've seen. However, his consistency in this role left a lot to be desired. The potential is there for him to be really good at it though.

Injuries

As noted, Patrick missed the end of last year with an ankle injury. However, perhaps a bigger concern is the fact that he suffered three concussions. He didn't miss any games prior to being placed on injured reserve though, so presumably all of these concussions were mild.

Off-field issues

Perhaps affecting his draft stock, Patrick had an arrest in 2010 on an assault charge. He later pled guilty to "harassment with physical contact".

Conclusions:

Had I done this research prior to the Jets re-signing Ellis Lankster, I'd probably be predicting that Lankster was unlikely to return. As it happens, they announced Lankster had re-signed that same day. The reason I say this is that Patrick brings a lot of the same things to the table that Lankster does and could have be seen as a potential replacement.

Since they did bring Lankster back, I'd reason that they brought Patrick in to double up at this position and have someone on the roster that can push Lankster, develop behind him and potentially fill in if he's unavailable. Of the two, I have certainly seen more from Lankster in terms of press coverage and he's a better gunner, but Patrick has similar size and athleticism and has played similar roles over the course of his career. The other major advantage Lankster brings is that he has received significant playing time without being picked on anywhere near as badly as Patrick has.

This doesn't mean that they can't both make the roster. You can never have too many special teams contributors and Patrick has experience of playing in the slot which only Kyle Wilson can match from the current roster.

With a big free agent addition anticipated, Darrin Walls back on board, Aaron Berry still in the team's plans, Wilson and Dee Milliner locked into their roles and a few other longshots in the mix, Patrick has his work cut out to make the roster. However, he's got some experience and, despite some struggles, has progressed during his time in the league and continues to show enough promise to warrant a look from the Jets.

There are more signings to come and I'll be scouting these for TJB in the days and weeks to come. Between now and the draft, we'll also return to some of the names at the bottom of the roster who have been added since the end of the season.

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Jeane Coakley and Jets' tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins discuss playing for the first time since December and how he can help the team.

 

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THE GAME

The Miami Dolphins (1-0) at the Jets (0-2) at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. ET.


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G Brian Winters and TE Eric Tomlinson (knee) are out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Jets announced Friday.

Either Dakota Dozier or Brent Qvale will start at RG for Winters, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters.

TE Jordan Leggett (knee) and S Rontez Miles (eye) are doubtful.

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The Jets re-signed KR/WR Kalif Raymond to their practice squad after cutting him earlier in the week.

Raymond muffing a punt during the Jets' loss to the raiders in Oakland.

"He's got some tools to develop," coach Todd Bowles said on Thursday. "There are some things we like about him with his speed and catch radius as a receiver, so he's worth bringing back."

Bowles indicated Raymond would likely remain on the practice squad but added that there's still a chance he could make the active roster.

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According to offensive coordinator John Morton and Matt Forte, the Jets are looking to utilize all three running backs in their home opener.

 

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In the latest episode of The Jet Stream, Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon look back at the Week 2 loss in Oakland, and discuss what the Jets need to do to secure their first win of the season. Later, Jonas and Willie debut two of the show's newest segments, "Willie's Story Time" and "How being an NFL player is better than being you."

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The Jets have signed DE David Bass and cut LB Freddie Bishop to make room on the roster.

Bass, who was selected 233rd by the Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft, had been released by the Seahawks on Tuesday.

Bishop had been signed from the practice squad to the active roster last week.

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Jeane Coakley talks with quarterback Josh McCown about the Jets' home opener and with CEO Christopher Johnson about Todd Bowles' future.

 

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It's been a tough two weeks of the season for Jets linebacker Darron Lee, and head coach Todd Bowles wants to see more out of the second-year player. 

Standing at 6-foot-1 and 231 pounds, Lee has looked overmatched at times during the Jets' first two games this year. So far Lee has 12 tackles and one sack. 

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New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) looks to the fans prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (bruised shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, but he believes he'll be ready to play against the Dolphins on Sunday. 

Wilkerson suffered the injury during last week's matchup in Oakland, but does not think the bruise is too serious. Head coach Todd Bowles also said he doesn't believe the injury will keep Wilkerson out of action. 

Below is the rest of the Jets' injury report from Wednesday's practice: 

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Christopher Johnson, the Jets' acting owner as his brother Woody Johnson serves as Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Donald Trump, says the team isn't tanking.

"It couldn't be further from the truth," Johnson told reporters on Wednesday. "I want to win every game. Every player in that locker room wants to win. What you're seeing, I think, are growing pains. These are young guys. There are some older guys on the team. Some of them, they're doing an extraordinary job. But I think you're going to see this team get better and better and better. That's what I'm looking for. And we are definitely not tanking."

The Jets, who have started the season 0-2 and are expected to have one ot the worst records in the NFL this season, trimmed the roster of the majority of their veterans during the offseason.

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Dec 11, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones (95) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

The Jets held workouts with six players on Tuesday, reports NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

The team worked out wide receivers Corey "Philly" Brown, Josh Huff, and Paul Turner; defensive ends Datone Jones and Alex McCalister; and defensive tackle Stefan Charles.

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Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) picks up a first down before being tackled by New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee (58) in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
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The Jets defense may have allowed 45 points to the Raiders this past Sunday, but they are not embarrassed as they believe the unit as taken positive steps forward. 

The Raiders racked up 410 total yards as they had both the run and pass game working in their home opener. Though it was a bad performance, LB Darron Lee spoke about why there were no heads hung in the locker room following the game. 

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: The Jets surprisingly hung around for the better part of three quarters, but eventually the game slipped away from them and the Raiders came away with the anticipated blowout win. Aside from a couple of ill-timed turnovers, the run defense was the biggest issue in yesterday's game...

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The Jets surprisingly hung around for the better part of three quarters, but eventually the game slipped away from them and the Raiders came away with the anticipated blowout win. Aside from a couple of ill-timed turnovers, the run defense was the biggest issue in yesterday's game.

Let's break down the performances on the defensive side of the ball from the Jets' 45-20 loss to the Raiders in Week 2...

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Another loss for the Jets, another step closer to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Of course, even if they don't land the top spot they seem sure to land something in the Top 10, where they'll have a shot at one of the many top college quarterbacks available. Here's a look at some of them, and how their stock has risen or fallen from last week...

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Jets WR Jermaine Kearse notched his first touchdowns with the team in the loss to the Raiders on Sunday. 

Kearse and another Jets newcomer, QB Josh McCown, have found chemistry early this season. McCown found the 27-year-old seven times for 59 yards in the season opener against the Bills. 

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on TwitterKearse continued his strong start as a Jet by leading them with 64 yards on four catches, including two touchdowns. He showed some veteran smarts with a subtle push-off on the first touchdown and made a tough catch with a defender draped over him for his other score. However, his other three catches -- one of which was negated by a penalty -- were short of the first down marker. >> Read more about the receivers and the Jets' offensive performance in Bent's Game Analysis.

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After putting up 38 total yards in their season opener, the Jets' run game saw an increase in production in loss to the Raiders Sunday. 

Veteran RB Matt Forte was the leader of the running back committee after posting a dismal 16 yards on six carries against the Bills last week. He posted 53 yards on nine carries with his longest being a 16-yard gain.

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: After a disappointing first game, the Jets had more success with their running game this week, as three backs combined for 95 yards on 21 carries.

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Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) catches the ball for a touchdown against Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29). (Stan Szeto)
Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) catches the ball for a touchdown against Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29). (Stan Szeto)

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The Jets surprisingly hung around for the best part of three quarters, but eventually the game slipped away from them and the Raiders came away with the anticipated blowout win. Aside from a couple of ill-timed turnovers, the run defense was the biggest issue in yesterday's game.

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Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) prepares to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) prepares to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)

Jets QB Josh McCown threw for his first touchdowns as a Jet in the team's 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. 

McCown was held without a passing touchdown in the season opener against the Bills, but he made up for it with two in Oakland. However, it wouldn't be enough as the Raiders racked up points in front of their hometown fans. 

Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on TwitterOn paper, McCown had a very good game. He came away with two touchdown passes and a 113.1 quarterback rating and even contributed 31 yards on the ground. However, there were a series of mistakes that are not reflected in his passing numbers...

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Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) dances on the sideline as wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) watches during a break in the action against the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
Sep 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) dances on the sideline as wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) watches during a break in the action against the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)

Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins was not happy with how Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch danced during Sunday's 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum.

Jenkins, who was upset at the way the Jets lost, didn't like seeing Lynch dancing and celebrating on the sideline after Oakland took a 35-13 lead on Jalen Richard's 52-yard touchdown run.

"I'm an old-school guy," Jenkins said, according to NJ.com's Darryl Slater. "I don't like when things like that happen. That was embarrassing, losing like that, and to have Marshawn dancing like that. Seeing that happen, that should infuriate the whole [Jets] team. It should infuriate everybody. And we should have to have a good response coming into next Sunday." 

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The Jets Post Game Overtime crew gives out its report cards following the Jets' 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

 

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The Football Night in New York crew breaks down the Jets' 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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The Jets are not a good football team, so when they have an opportunity -- any opportunity -- they have to take advantage.

That's why what happened at the end of the first half of Sunday's 45-20 loss was so catastrophic to their chances on Sunday in Oakland. Forget the final score. Forget that this game turned into a blowout. And forget all the reasons why the Raiders deserved to win this game big.

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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty during the game against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty during the game against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports)

Bryce Petty will be the New York Jets' No. 2 quarterback for the near future, head coach Todd Bowles said after Sunday's 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum.

Bowles did not initially name a backup quarterback to Josh McCown. Although Petty was listed second on the depth chart prior to the season, he was inactive for New York's Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills due to a sprained MCL.

Christian Hackenberg, the Jets' 2016 second-round pick, was listed as inactive for Sunday's game.

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Jets head coach Todd Bowles and quarterback Josh McCown talk about what went wrong in the team's 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Marshawn Lynch ran for a touchdown in his first home game with Oakland and Derek Carr threw three TD passes to Michael Crabtree to lead the Raiders to a 45-20 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Cordarrelle Patterson and Jalen Richard added long touchdown runs to help put the game away and give the Raiders (2-0) wins in the opening two games of the season for the first time since their AFC championship season in 2002.

Josh McCown threw a pair of TD passes to Jermaine Kearse but the Jets (0-2) proved to be no match for the more powerful and talented Raiders. >> Read more

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Todd Bowles on the challenge of traveling across the country to face a talented Raiders team, and trying to slow down Marshawn Lynch.

 

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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

Seven Jets players are listed as inactive for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Raiders.

QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, S Rontez Miles, LB Bruce Carter, OL Jonotthan Harrison, TE Eric Tomlinson, TE Jordan Leggett will not suit up on Sunday, according to the team.

QB Bryce Petty, who missed last week's game, is active and will be the backup behind QB Josh McCown. WR Jeremy Kerley and TE Neal Sterling will also return after missing last week's game.

Dakota Dozier is slated to back up C Wes Johnson in the absence of Harrison, who suffered a concussion during practice this week.

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The crew from Jets Game Plan discusses its "players to watch" in Sunday's game against the Raiders in Oakland.

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THE GAME

The Jets (0-1) at the Oakland Raiders (1-0) at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET.


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SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Jets' victory vs. the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Jets' victory vs. the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

 

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