Jets say they knew what was coming from Lions

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There were times last night the Jets were having such an easy time of it with the Lions offense, that it was almost like they knew what was coming.

As it turns out, they did.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, the Jets defense picked off five passes in last night’s 48-17 win, which they attributed to their scouting.

“We were calling out their plays as he was getting up to the line,” linebacker Darron Lee said.

We knew his signals. We knew everything. That’s just preparation as a defense. . . . It seemed like we were in his head as a defense.”

But it wasn’t subterfuge, they said, but an intense week of preparation, with cornerback Morris Claiborne calling it the best week of film study he could remember.

Lee had two of the interceptions, returning one for a touchdown (perhaps Bart Scott approves), with Claiborne, Jamal Adams and Trumaine Johnson getting their hands on Lions passes.

27 responses to “Jets say they knew what was coming from Lions

  1. “We knew what was coming”
    Patriots
    Cheating

    “We knew what was coming”
    Every other team
    Intense week of preparation

    SMH

  2. That just seems improbable — Loins have new head coach and there’s no real game film for first week of season. So ….. how?

  3. Sounds like Detroit needs to do some SERIOUS self scouting.
    Changing up signals and tweaking tendencies are all pretty basic activities for most teams…

  4. When you have all offseason to prepare, things like this can happen. Let’s see what the defense can do next week with less time. I know it’s only one game, but Darnold look like he will be a great QB. Jets fans should be happy. With Brady and Belichick aging rapidly, the division may be the Jets for the foreseeable future.

  5. uknepatsfan says:
    September 11, 2018 at 8:15 am
    Watch the uproar and “righteous indignation” if the Pats had said this.

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    This would also be impossible for a Week 1 game, especially with a brand new coach, so they had to have cheated.

    It’s not a division opponent either, so there is no familiarity. Why the Jets would announce they cheated is beyond me, other than the fact they are the Jets and are the dumbest franchise in sports.

  6. grogansheroes says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:19 am
    When you have all offseason to prepare, things like this can happen. Let’s see what the defense can do next week with less time. I know it’s only one game, but Darnold look like he will be a great QB. Jets fans should be happy. With Brady and Belichick aging rapidly, the division may be the Jets for the foreseeable future.

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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is thing called the cap, something the Jets don’t know exists.

  7. nyneal says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:23 am
    Another failed former Belichick assistant coach. It shows just how masterful Belichick really is.

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    Corrext. We’ve tried to explain this to you rubes over 1 billion times.

  8. jimmysee says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:00 am
    That just seems improbable — Loins have new head coach and there’s no real game film for first week of season. So ….. how?

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    Great question.

  9. Same offense, same OC, so new head coach doesn’t matter at all. Entire offense the same as last year so prep and film study makes sense. But don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.

  10. The last time a team said this was the Dolphins in 2006, where Miami used technology (CBS audio) purchased from an NFL partner, to steal Brady’a audibles.

    The NFL fully endorsed the scouting approach, a year before the Pats were framed for Spygate.

    Hmmm.

  11. Aska Feld says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:01 am
    Sounds like Detroit needs to do some SERIOUS self scouting.
    Changing up signals and tweaking tendencies are all pretty basic activities for most teams…

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    But these are the Lions. They’d get confused…

  12. jimmysee says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:00 am
    That just seems improbable — Loins have new head coach and there’s no real game film for first week of season. So ….. how?

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    The only reasonable explanation is that the Jets filmed the Lions’ practices. It’s pretty brazen of them to do that and then brag about it.

    Wait, did I say “Jets?” Forget it, that’s “just football.”

  13. Let’s see, Jim Bob Cooter back at OC, Stafford still the QB, running similar offense from last year. Maybe, just maybe they never bothered to change their signals and formations from last year. Sounds like good film study and being prepared.

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