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    Quote Originally Posted by TokyoJetsFan View Post
    Would be great if we played Cinncy in the playoffs...we'd just run the wildcat all day
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    He also said to a reporter the next day, what the hell was that offense the Jets were playing? I've never seen anything like it. As per ESPN radio earlier today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Digetydog View Post
    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.
    Rex & Marvin are also good friends who worked together on the Ravens defensive staff years ago, so for that reason, along with a couple of other reasons some have pointed out here, it's not hard to see why Rex honored his request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    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.
    You're going to be seeing a lot more of those style offenses this year and in the future in the NFL, so you might as well get used to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARodFLKeysJetsFan View Post
    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.
    In other words, the wildcat is perceived as a big aspect of the Jets offensive success.

    That's not very comforting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demosthenes9 View Post
    You're going to be seeing a lot more of those style offenses this year and in the future in the NFL, so you might as well get used to it
    So just how do you defend against the wildcat? Blitz? The power I see is not in running the wildcat, but getting the D to respond to the threat and then exploiting the weaknesses in thier response. Whatever they may be.

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