Jets OL coach says Vlad/Slauson rotation was ORDERED FROM ORGANIZATION
AND confirms Ducasse has been hot garbage, as opposed to what some of you experts try to tell people.
@KMart_LI: OL coach "Guge" said higher ups have told him to platoon Vlad and Slauson. Added: "It's best to do what I'm told." #nyj #jets
@KMart_LI: Q: How has Vlad played?...Guge: “(Pause) It depends who’s watching. He's playing well enough to be an every third series guy. Maybe.” #nyj
DooDoocasse for life.
Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo says LG platoon came "from high above me"
In a week when the Jets are praying for a win and Bart Scott ripped his own team’s fans, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo kept the chaos coming. A feisty DeGuglielmo told reporters Thursday that the rotation at left guard between Matt Slauson and Vlad Ducasse was “a directive from high above me.”
Though he never specifically stated his opposition, that directive did not seem to agree with DeGuglielmo. The offensive line coach said of Ducasse, “He's playing well enough to be an every third series guy. Maybe.”
Rex Ryan said the platoon was his decision.
The rotation was the most substantive part of a bizarre press conference with DeGuglielmo, who was speaking to reporters for the first time since training camp. The offensive line coach walked in hostile, cutting off a reporter’s question to make a statement regarding a complaint he had received from the league about his lack of access to the media. As an assistant coach DeGuglielmo was required to speak during the Jets’ bye week, but did not and has not since then.
“I made a commitment to speak to you people on the bye week, O.K.? I was sitting here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” said DeGuglielmo.
“If anybody needed to speak with me, I was here. It’s not my job to find you.”
The Jets’ facility was closed during the bye week, which also happened to be the week of Hurricane Sandy.