Give Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia coaching staff credit.
They were well prepared for Rex Ryan’s excellent pass defense. Safety Eric Smith said the Eagles knew what was coming.
“They’d line up, look at us, look at Vick, and [say, ‘Oh, they’re in Cover Zero’ or ‘They’re in Cover One,'” Smith said via ESPNNewYork.com. “They did a good job of studying, a good job of preparing for the game.”
This is where the loss of safety Jim Leonhard hurts. The Jets said during the week they would simplify their concepts and it clearly hurt them.
Rex Ryan spoke about the problem on Monday.
“It doesn’t generally happen with our defense. We’ll try to change some things,” Ryan said at his press conference.
He’s got five days until the Battle of New York to make his adjustments.