After a blowout loss to the 49ers, Jets coach Rex Ryan suggested that the defense was fatigued late in the game. If playing the 49ers made the Jets’ defense tired, wait until they get a taste of the New England no-huddle offense.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News breaks it all down.
“With this offense they’re running this up-tempo it’s going to put a lot of stress on us,” safety Eric Smith said.
The unpredictable use of the no-huddle attack can do more than wear a defense out. It also can trap a team with guys on the field whom they’d like to get off of the field, and vice-versa. Mehta points out that New England’s use of the no-huddle attack against the Broncos kept linebacker Von Miller off the field for 30 snaps.
So while the Jets have their swagger back, it’ll be hard to keep that swagger if they’re bent over with their hands on their hips, trying to catch their collective breath.