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Pats’ no-huddle offense will test Jets’ conditioning

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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.

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  1. gisellichek says: Oct 17, 2012 10:10 AM

    …and the current state of the pathetic pats secondary could make even Tim Tebow into Johnny Unitas…

  2. nyjets1017 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:12 AM

    Easiest way to defend the no huddle is to get your guys off the field

  3. ningenito78 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:21 AM

    So while the Jets have their swagger back, it’ll be hard to keep that swagger if they’re bent over

    Should have just left it at that.

  4. RexCanCoach says: Oct 17, 2012 10:23 AM

    How’d that work out in Seattle?

  5. mazblast says: Oct 17, 2012 10:29 AM

    This article reads like it was written by the New England public relations staff. Pure puff-piece for a 3-3 team.

    I wonder how much the Patriots will be swaggering if the Jets run the ball like they did last week. The best way to combat a no-huddle offense is to keep it off the field.

  6. hehateme2 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:37 AM

    No contest. The jets have some of the slowest linebackers in the league. Should be a “walk in the park.”

  7. ampats says: Oct 17, 2012 10:39 AM

    This is going to be fun. I can’t wait to see the dumbfounded look on Rex’s face in the 4th quarter and maybe we can get to see Rex throw his headset again like last year .

    Its back to reality Jets fans. No playoffs for you!

  8. akiraloco says: Oct 17, 2012 10:50 AM

    tim Tebow into jonny unitas…lol ur funny same as last year against the broncos…how did mr unitas performed against that horrible secondary?. tebow sucks period!!

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:07 AM

    Donnavan McNabb says he’s in better condition than ever and he thinks the Jets should give him a call.

  10. tedmurph says: Oct 17, 2012 11:10 AM

    I wonder how much the Patriots will be swaggering if the Jets run the ball like they did last week.

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    That would be a good plan, but you can’t run on the Pats. Better OLines have tried. The way the 2ndary is playing, why would you even try? Still, can Sanchez and those recevers exploit that? I doubt it, although, in this rivalry lately, the games usually stay close.

  11. rushmatic says: Oct 17, 2012 11:16 AM

    mazblast says:

    This article reads like it was written by the New England public relations staff. Pure puff-piece for a 3-3 team.

    I wonder how much the Patriots will be swaggering if the Jets run the ball like they did last week. The best way to combat a no-huddle offense is to keep it off the field.

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    Shonn Greene is going to run more effectively than Chris Johnson or Marshawn Lynch? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But good luck with that.

    It’s up to your defense as a whole to play great as a unit, the way the Cardinals, Ravens, and Seahawks have done.

  12. jolink653 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:17 AM

    “So while the Jets have their swagger back”

    Wow so beating the lowly Colts gave them swagger? Gonna love slapping that swagger off them again on Sunday

  13. wcdunkenfield says: Oct 17, 2012 11:35 AM

    If it becomes apparent that the “Oregon offense”, a combination of no-huddle and very quick snaps, becomes a factor in NFL games, to the detriment of the TV feeds or where a popular (i.e., Pittsburgh or GB) team gets embarrassed, then you’ll see the NFL step in and add a secondary play clock that will PREVENT the ball from being snapped prior to a certain time.

    I foresee a time when the owners put a stop to the acclerated play of the game that Oregon has shown works so well.

    The owners don’t want their 400 pound star lineman collapsing on the field.

    I can also see the refs “slow walking” the ball to the LOS…

  14. wikidpissah says: Oct 17, 2012 11:37 AM

    RexCanCoach says: Oct 17, 2012 10:23 AM

    How’d that work out in Seattle?
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    Rex can coach, but you can’t.

    Seattle has a defense that does not substitute packages often, which lessens the impact of the hurry up. The same is not true of the Jets.

    Seattle also has the loudest crowd in the NFL, which makes play calling in the no huddle more difficult. The game is at Gillette, so crowd noise will not be an issue when the Patriots are on offense.

  15. pats77 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    How’d that work out in Seattle?

    With the exception of the Ravens, the other two teams that the Pats lost to did not outplay the Pats to win those games. If the Pats were to play these 3 teams again only the Ravens would probably give them a game, the other two would get blown out.

  16. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 17, 2012 11:45 AM

    How come the defense gets fatigued late in the game but the offense never does?

  17. lrjets says: Oct 17, 2012 11:57 AM

    Gee…maybe the Jets shouldn’t even bother showing up?

    They can always play the tapes of the Jets on their giant screen tv that the Pats took in ’07.

  18. trollhammer20 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:59 AM

    The 12th man definitely had an influence on the Pats being able to run the no-huddle. They’ll get back to it this week.

    Also, as a Seahawks fan, they stopped our running game better than anyone else has so far this year, and dared us to beat them with the pass. While that didn’t work out for them in the end, the story may have been different if they had been able to run their offense the way they do at home, and had built up more of a lead earlier in the game.

    I’d look for the Pats to come out angry and full-speed in this game. They mad, bro.

  19. jetfanfolife says: Oct 17, 2012 12:33 PM

    pats77 says:
    Oct 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    With the exception of the Ravens, the other two teams that the Pats lost to did not outplay the Pats to win those games. If the Pats were to play these 3 teams again only the Ravens would probably give them a game, the other two would get blown out.

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    Denial isn’t a river in Egypt.

    So long as we use time outs appropriately, pressure Brady appropriately and get our D off the field quickly we’ll be fine. Mark isn’t as good as Brady but here is a fact: Sanchez got sacked 10 times to Brady’s 13, seems like your OL is worse than ours. Good Luck.

  20. wikidpissah says: Oct 17, 2012 12:50 PM

    thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 17, 2012 11:45 AM

    How come the defense gets fatigued late in the game but the offense never does?
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    The Patriots’ offense does. Greg Bedard pointed it out after the Denver game. The fast pace clearly decreases the Patriot’s offensive effectiveness in the 4th quarter.

  21. notthathand says: Oct 17, 2012 1:07 PM

    When facing a tough D-line, Brady seems to get more flustered in recent years than he did during his SB years. Back then he was more apt to take what the defenses gave instead of trying to force plays that lead to INT’s and penalties. Even during the Broncos game he was ducking from phantom pressure.

    That said, he’s still a great QB and the Jets don’t have a tough D-line. The only variable that could make the game close will be the usual NE-NYJ variable: will good Mark or bad Mark show up?

  22. wcdunkenfield says: Oct 17, 2012 1:11 PM

    “…How come the defense gets fatigued late in the game but the offense never does? …”

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    They both do, but what I have seen happen seems more to do with confusion by the D, as opposed to fatigue. But it’s a combination.

    The O runs a play, and while they are getting up the next play is being signaled in. The D is more reactive, in that they put, or try to put, personnel on the field to match down/distance. (The O is going for 10+ yards nost every time, and d/d are not as much of a consideration.)

    What I’ve seen happen is that the D slowly gets confused to the point where lots of folks are out of position on a single play, and the O busts that one down for big yardage. After that, the resetting of the chains allows the D a chance to catch up, but by the next 3rd down, the cycle repeats where the D is out of sync and position.

    Oregon runs teams down the field quickly. They cycle the offense much faster than anyone else I’ve seen. Chip Kelly is known to rag on the refs to get the ball back to the LOS fast, and if you’ve watched Oregon games, the refs actually have run the ball back to the LOS to keep Oregon with the ball.

    My post above is not that I agree that the NFL should change the rules to slow things down. It’s more that I see them doing so because to run this no-huddle/quick snap game so fundamentally changes things that I see the owners coming down against it.

    Chip Kelly, and the other proponents of this offense, have really changed the game.

  23. patriotenvy says: Oct 17, 2012 4:12 PM

    Now they won’t do no huddle. They will do something completely different.

  24. allidoiswin55 says: Oct 17, 2012 6:12 PM

    With the Jets broken secondardy The Pats will blow them out. Jets arent a good defense these days. The spread gives the Pats the opportunity to either spread out the pass or spread defenders for rushing lanes.

    The Jets have 1 impressive win. They have a terrible offense and although the Pats gave up long balls it was because of a stacked box vs the seahawks. Greene has had 1 good game that makes a team keep an eye on him, however doesnt entirely change a gameplan becuase he hasnt proven he can consistently do it. After this week the Jets team comes back to reality. They are barely an 8-8 team with either of those QB mistakes on the roster.
    *I have no dog in the fight just seems to me NE is far superior to the Jets!
    34-14 Pats win

  25. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 17, 2012 6:54 PM

    “nyjets1017 says: Oct 17, 2012 10:12 AM

    Easiest way to defend the no huddle is to get your guys off the field”

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    Jeez… why did noone else thought of it before!
    You should be a defensive coordinator…

    In the game against Denver… he caught them in nickel package and just kept running the ball 4 straight times and go a touchdown… its all about mismatches with pats offense… not easy to defend…
    everyone would be doing it next year…

  26. harry1941 says: Oct 20, 2012 2:10 PM

    The NY Jets should use the no-huddle also. If the defense can’t get to Brady, they should get their hands up, and knock down the passes. Maybin can be a CB or safety. he is like Ronnie Lot, a hard hitter.

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