Mike Pettine not throw the kitchen sink at a quarterback when it comes to blitzing as much as Rex Ryan might, but it’s still vastly superior than whatever Buffalo ran last year with former defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt, according to BuffaloNews.com.
In Pettine’s four years as Jets defensive coordinator, New York ranked in the top eight in the NFL in yards allowed every year.
“We want to be an attacking defense and we want to cause turnovers, obviously,” Marrone said. “Right now we have a good mix of what’s going on.”
The Bills have blitzed – rushed five or more men at the quarterback – on 30.6 percent of opponent’s pass plays the first two games, according to News statistics. That’s double their rate of last season, when they blitzed a league-low 15 percent of pass plays. Last season the Jets ranked 11th in rushing five or more 34.1 percent of the time, according to FootballOutsiders.com.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comMario Williams had a mind-boggling 4.5 sacks last week against Carolina, and while he won’t likely have the same results again this week, the Jets are going to have to account for Williams and do their best to double team him as much as possible.
We can hear the groans already, but we’d expect the Jets to break out more Wildcat plays again this week again as a way to help the running game and in an attempt to do anything possible to keep Williams on his heels against the Jets.