Originally Posted by Gastineau99
Slauson wasn't taken out because he was ineffective, Ducasse was just in to get some work. I think he came in during the wildcat package, probably because he is a more physical run blocker than Slauson. The Jets actually ran the ball pretty well considering its the steelers. Simms eluded to it early on. Jets O-Line protected Mark well under constant blitzes, problem was that Jet WRs were getting bottled up with the press coverage and it threw off their timing. I also dont think they did a good job of running routes that developed quick enough to beat the blitz... not enough slants, screens and quick back shoulder strikes on the sideline. Those are what beats the blitz. Not being able to get clean releases off the line makes everything difficult though.
He was in for at least two series...Not sure if that included the "Tebow" series...
On if Vladimir Ducasse played for Matt Slauson because he was hurt…
No, Matt wasn’t hurt. We were just giving an opportunity to Vlad to play. We do the same thing on defense. You saw Demario Davis
in there some. You saw Josh Mauga
in there. You saw the entire defensive line rotation. If you have a good football player, then you should use them. That’s always been my belief. I think Vlad has earned that right to play some.
On if there is a competition between Slauson and Ducasse…
No, it’s just that we’re going to play everybody. If a guy is up, there’s no sense not playing a guy if he has earned that right.