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Thread: Marvin Lewis asked Rex not to run the wildcat vs the Bengals....

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    Post Marvin Lewis asked Rex not to run the wildcat vs the Bengals....

    Marvin Lewis asked Rex Ryan for Wildcat-free game.

    Maybe the New York Jets believe stunning chunks of yardage will come from their not-so-secret Wildcat package this season. They better hope so. Very little was produced out of their base offense during Friday night's 17-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

    This preseason opener for the Jets -- plus or minus Tim Tebow -- soon will drift forgotten into history. It was a vanilla affair, but part of New York's woes on offense can be chalked up to a gentlemen's agreement.

    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called Ryan on Thursday to say he didn't want to see the Wildcat make its debut against his defense, Brian Costello of the New York Post reported after the game.

    Not an unusual move during the preseason, when coaches are willing -- and seem to expect -- these types of requests from their peers.

    Last preseason, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton anticipated a call from Jim Harbaugh before his San Francisco 49ers debut. That conversation presumably would lead to an agreement on how the game would be played. When Harbaugh failed to pick up the phone, Payton gave (the now-infamous) Gregg Williams the green light to "let the dogs out," according to Saints radio broadcaster Jim Henderson. The upshot: The Saints piled up six sacks on the 49ers.

    At some point this preseason, we'll catch a hint of Tebow's Wildcat act. Marvin Lewis wanted nothing to do with it tonight, and his wish was granted.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...ldcatfree-game
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    Let's hope so. I expect an improvement in the next preseasoner

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    They should break it out against the Giants just so Mara can complain about it and make more jokes.

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    What would be the reason lewis would ask this?

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    Wonder if Rex asked anything in return?

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    Scrimmage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    What would be the reason lewis would ask this?
    You can only assume his defense wasn't prepared for it.

    Why else would he ask for the Jets not to run it??

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    The game didn't count in the standings and pre-season is for evaluating personnel anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    Wonder if Rex asked anything in return?
    Apparently we can cross "dont send extra pass rushers at our anemic line and kick our QB's arse" off that list.






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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Apparently we can cross "dont send extra pass rushers at our anemic line and kick our QB's arse" off that list.






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    Lol I was thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    What would be the reason lewis would ask this?
    He knows the wildcat is a joke and he didn't want his defense practicing against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Apparently we can cross "dont send extra pass rushers at our anemic line and kick our QB's arse" off that list.






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    Exactly what I was thinking.

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    That is b.c Lewis knows he will not see the wildcat run against his team this year therefore he does not care how they play against it. He is trying to evaluate his defense against NFL offenses not high school offenses.

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    I highly doubt we'll see more than 3-5 Wildcat plays in the Preseason. The Wildcat/Single Wing is all about the element of surprise. They're going to be very vanilla plays if it's run at all prior to to September 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    Wonder if Rex asked anything in return?
    yea he did, he asked him not to kill either of his QB's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    What would be the reason lewis would ask this?
    Two things:
    1) Lewis wants to evaluate his people against a traditional offense - not the wildcat;
    2) Lewis doesn't want to have to waste time prepping his players to defend the Wildcat.

    While some might think it "odd" that Rex honored the request, there are times to be friendly with opponents and there are times to build up goodwill. Being a d'ckhead 24/7 will bite you in the A's. Since the Jets really don't want teams to get a lot of film of the Tebow/Wildcat, it was an easy request to honor.

    Someday, Rex is going to need a favor from Lewis or to do a trade with the Bungles. When that happens, it is good to have people who respect you to work with.

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    Would be great if we played Cinncy in the playoffs...we'd just run the wildcat all day

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    Says a lot about the potential of the Wildcat if an opposing coach is requesting this because they are not prepared for it.

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    Did he also ask him not to throw the ball down field too, or to run Sh1tty ball?

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    Rex replied, "okay, can you ask me not to play Hunter either?"

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