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Jets opponents aren’t showing much interest in learning offensive secrets

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One of the oldest football moves in the book is signing a discarded player from a future opponent and pumping him for information about what the team might be doing in practice.

With all the hubbub around the Jets’ unrevealed offensive plans regarding Tim Tebow and the Wildcat/read option/Wing-T whatever this summer, it seemed possible that one of the Jets castoffs would land with an early opponent to fill them in on what’s going on behind the scenes.

There’s not much sign of that happening so far. The Colts, who play the Jets in Week Six, claimed nose tackle Martin Tevaseu  off of waivers and the Rams, who don’t play the Jets until Nov. 18, claimed running back Terrance Ganaway and traded for tackle Wayne Hunter. Other than that, though, no one fell all over themselves to get a glimpse inside the thoughts of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.

That’s not that surprising. Watching tape of Sparano’s Dolphins teams, past Jets dalliances with the Wildcat and Tebow’s film from Denver is probably going to give you a pretty solid idea of what the Jets have in store and teams will now get to see the Jets in action. Sunday’s brief cameos from the Tebow offense did nothing to make it seem like there’s something really exotic coming down the pike and certainly didn’t offer any suggestion that you’d need some kind of inside information in order to come up with a defensive strategy for stopping it.

Perhaps there’s still something under wraps that will change that impression, but, based on Sunday, there seems to be just as good a chance that Mark Sanchez makes the need for any offensive misdirection unnecessary.

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22 Responses to “Jets opponents aren’t showing much interest in learning offensive secrets”
  1. h3min1230 says: Sep 11, 2012 10:36 AM

    The Bills have recently allowed QB ratings of over 90 to players like Matt Moore, David Garrard, Jason Campbell, and on Sunday, Mark Sanchez. So that win didn’t really change any of the criticism.

  2. green41563 says: Sep 11, 2012 10:40 AM

    The Bills have recently allowed QB ratings of over 90 to players like Matt Moore, David Garrard, Jason Campbell, and on Sunday, Mark Sanchez. So that win didn’t really change any of the criticism.
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    Pathetic.

  3. EJ says: Sep 11, 2012 10:54 AM

    The Bills beat themselves, the Jets just happened to be there to reap the benefits.

    Turnovers = A loss.

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 11, 2012 10:59 AM

    Any of their opponents can feel free to sign me and I will share all the secrets the Jets offense has to offer….

    “It’s going to be stupid and will only work for one week max.”

  5. exibitsman says: Sep 11, 2012 11:14 AM

    What a great win for sanchise and the jets
    I can’t wait until they play the Patriots.
    Sanchez is off to a M. V. P TYPE OF SEASON.

  6. rabidbillsfan says: Sep 11, 2012 11:27 AM

    The Jets are getting way to much credit for this win. Instead of studying Jet’s film, teams will look at the Bills film and relay to their players ” Don’t do this, and we will win.” The Jet’s couldn’t run the ball, even though they tore the Bills secondary a new one. Like I said, 14 points that are a result of individual efforts from Non-offensive players should not be factored into the preformance of a team. Everybody talked all week about how the game shouldn’t be close, but would favor the Bills, well, it went the other teams way, but ti still wasn’t close. It was one of those games where if the other team had capitalized sooner, or more often than the other, Buffalo would be 1-0 and the Jets would be reciving criticism. I’m not taking anything away from how poorly the Bills played, but that just of easily could have been the Jets fortunes this past Sunday.

  7. zinn22 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:37 AM

    The Jet defense played great and deserves credit. Not sure how much you can credit the Jet offense as the Bills never got a defender within 10 yards of the Jet QB or receiver. The bills simply over played the run and did not respect Sanchez.

    You think the Bills would have learned from game 1 against the Jets last year if you do not rush Sanchez and do not cover his receivers he can throw the ball somewhere near them. Often enough to complete some passes. But then so could any H.S. QB. That being said the Jet receivers played great and Sanchez got rid of the ball faster and played with more confidence. But before people start making outlandish statements like Sanchez is a top 50 QB we should wait and see what happens when we see a defense put pressure on him like Pitt this week.

  8. citizenstrange says: Sep 11, 2012 11:40 AM

    I wish the Steelers would sign some of those former Jets. They might be able to squeak out a 13-9 win then.

  9. itsacurse says: Sep 11, 2012 12:17 PM

    @zinn22 “You think the Bills would have learned from game 1 against the Jets last year if you do not rush Sanchez and do not cover his receivers he can throw the ball somewhere near them. ” So how about Mario Williams doing anything? Jets were the better team to a man Sunday.

  10. jackychilds says: Sep 11, 2012 12:18 PM

    Bills fans and players are funny.

    Bills have only lost 9 out of their last 10 regular season games dating back to last year and the last SIX IN A ROW TO THE JETS.

    But it’s not anything the Jets do right Bills players and fans? The Bills beat themselves out there right?

    Hillarious.

  11. lrjets says: Sep 11, 2012 12:22 PM

    Some, not all are so obsessed with the Jets, they should be collecting rent from the Jets since the Jets live in their heads.
    During the entire pre-season, the Jets offense sucked, (as if Jets fans were not aware), now that they put up the most points in week 1, it was the Bills who lost, the Jets didn’t win.

    Really, those who think like that are in need of some sort of therapy.

  12. alexb1234 says: Sep 11, 2012 12:23 PM

    If you are still hating on the jets after bills game you either know nothing about football, blindly hate the jets, or you are a die hard bills fan who cant ever see their team doing wrong…

    With that said the only aspect of jets/bills game the jets didn’t dominate was rush defense…

    bills didn’t lose this game jets WON it…

    You can also bet that at some point the patriots will pick up a former jet Bc they always do…

  13. dlk47823 says: Sep 11, 2012 1:03 PM

    So, rapid Bills fan, you’re saying if Buffalo was the Jets they would have won? It was what it was, a complete ass kicking. 8 out of 9.

  14. infamous46 says: Sep 11, 2012 1:16 PM

    its funny all these people talk down about the Jets beating the Bills but they were also the people who picked the Bills to beat the Jets. i cant even take any of this seriously do to the fact i just stated just a bunch of people who know nothing about football

  15. patriottony says: Sep 11, 2012 1:25 PM

    The jets have such an inferiority complex,,and such a tiny hard on for the patriots,,THE head TOE sucker, is saving all he has for the game against NE. It really is that simple…they can end 8-8, so long as they can beat the PATS one game,,Big mouth can save his job. As a Pats fan, they might even have a little success,,but one BB makes adjustments,,,game over…

  16. awdlmd says: Sep 11, 2012 1:41 PM

    That is because everything he can do is already on tape.

  17. phinfan says: Sep 11, 2012 1:59 PM

    Jets got Clyde Gates for inside intel on Miami. Yet Miami won’t get inside intel on division teams I don’t get it.

  18. cantonbound13 says: Sep 11, 2012 2:25 PM

    Soprano vs Wannesteadt, take it from a former Dolphin fan, it wasn’t exactly a chess match between the 2 best coaches in the business.

  19. jetsarestacked says: Sep 11, 2012 2:32 PM

    man, i cant remember the last time i’ve seen the jets dominate a team that badly. oh wait, the jets dominated the bills in their first meeting last year. they also destroyed them with mark flipping brunell starting a couple of years ago.

    hey bills fans, be happy your d didnt allow the jets to run for over 200 yards. that’s the only positive you can take from that beat down.

  20. hehateme2 says: Sep 11, 2012 2:46 PM

    the jets are still an under .500% franchise so there is still that to consider…

  21. realfann says: Sep 11, 2012 2:52 PM

    “One of the oldest football moves in the book is signing a discarded player from a future opponent and pumping him for information about what the team might be doing in practice”

    Should read: one popular myth propagated by lazy sportswriters is that …

    In reality, what a team runs is on tape and in the game plan. A cut player won’t have access to the latter and everyone can see the former.

  22. vincentbojackson says: Sep 11, 2012 9:23 PM

    alexb1234 says:

    If you are still hating on the jets after bills game you either know nothing about football or blindly hate the Jets

    —————————–

    Or…you realized it was a week one game between a team with a huge chip on it’s shoulder and a team that will be lucky to win four games this season.

    Doesn’t make someone a hater just because they’re not joining you in giving your team a week one Gatorade shower.

    Win this week and your team will begin to get the respect you homers feel they already deserve.

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