The Jets are switching things up on their offensive line this week, but be careful asking the offensive line coach about it.
Assistant Dave DeGuglielmo was clearly displeased with the idea of rotating Vlad Ducasse in for Matt Slauson at left guard, saying the decision came “from high above me.”
“I don’t know,” DeGuglielmo said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Nobody tells me directly where it’s coming from. I just get the word that this guy’s going in. Coordinator tells me what to do, I do it.”
Rex Ryan said later he was the guy “high above,” his assistant, but it was clear DeGuglielmo isn’t wild about having to play Ducasse.
“He’s played well enough to be an every third series guy,” DeGuglielmo said of the former second-round pick. “Maybe.”
And of Slauson, who has been starting?
“Slauson is a big, tough, smart, strong kid. That’s what he is. There are too few of those guys in the world.”
DeGuglielmo was apparently crabby about having to talk to reporters at all, saying he thought linemen in general take too much criticism.
“Have you ever heard ‘those tight ends didn’t block well today? Those tight ends had a s—– year blocking? I mean come on,” he said.
This is beyond clown car, this is the kids in the back seat yelling at each other, and at some point Ryan or GM Mike Tannenbaum, or whoever the “high above,” happens to be is going to have to drop a “don’t make me pull this car over.”