GEICO SportsNite: The Jets QB Report

Woody Johnson, John Idzik, and David Lee talk about the quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick at Minicamp, and the performances of both so far. Johnson also says he expects more than 8-8 this season >>




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jaym
jaym

Rex disciple suspects Saban gave Jets playbook to Belichick

http://nypost.com/2014/06/19/rex-disciple-suspects-saban-gave-jets-playbook-to-belichick/


The Patriots already are known for their spying techniques. Add document acquisition to the list.

Former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said the Patriots may have acquired copies of the Jets defensive playbooks before they played. In a profile on themmqb.com, Pettine, who is now the Browns head coach and was the Jets defensive coordinator from 2009-12, said they suspected the Patriots may have gotten their hands on the playbook.

Those suspicions were somewhat confirmed when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady bragged to Jets outside linebackers coach Mike Smith that the Pats may or may not have had a few Jets defensive playbooks. The conversation occurred at Wes Welker’s wedding. Smith and Welker were college roommates.

“It didn’t shock me because Rex would give them out like candy anyway,” Pettine told the website. “He gave one out to [Alabama coach Nick] Saban and I was like, ‘Don’t you know Saban and Bill [Belichick] are pretty good friends? I have a feeling it’s going to end up in New England.’ ”

Pettine told the story to illustrate why he is keeping the initial playbook in Cleveland thin.

“I don’t put a lot of graduate-level information in it,” Pettine said. “We know in places like New England, it’s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.”

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Just minutes ago, I received the Bleacher Report.  It said Vick is struggling and Geno is getting   75% of the snaps.

Not 24 hours ago, Francesa stated twice how  Vick will beat out Geno and be the starter.



funkymonk
funkymonk

@jaym  Saw this. Is this really a big deal? Every cut player has a playbook, isn't it generally assumed most teams have obtained copies of most other teams' playbooks, or at the very least those of their division rivals? And anyway, Rex's D is more about versatility and pre-snap movement that mask which play is being called, right? You could have an assistant coach rebuild most of a playbook from watching game film anyway.