As Bill Belichick said earlier this week, you can forget about OTAs and minicamps this year.
There’s a good chance training camp will be limited too, and that means coaching staffs around the league are adjusting their plans. According to Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, there will be a fundamental change in how the Jets approach games.
Tannenbaum told Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger that the Jets will likely be more “game-plan specific” on offense and defense, especially early in the year. The Jets expect to dial back their playbook.
“Rex has done a great job with his coaches in terms of, ‘Hey guys, if we have this much time, we’re going to do this; if we have less time, we’ve got to cut back,’ ” Tannenbaum said. “Rex has looked at all those things.”
With a foundation of two years in Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s systems, the Jets’ veteran-laden squad should be able to handle the lockout well.
They will need to be ready early, with road games in Oakland, Baltimore, and New England in Weeks 3-5.