Rowrrrrrrrrr! Wildcat Sightings in Cortland!
Brian Bassett , theJetsBlog.com
During certain points of the first few practices in Cortland, the Jets PR staff would tell us what was able to be photographed or talked about via the media as the team tried to protect some of the offensive installation. It sounds as if that ramped up today with a hearty dose of Wildcat plays getting installed during practice.
Here’s the links to some of the articles out there already. Just to save you time, if you are looking for in-depth analysis, it’s not there since the media relations team put the kibosh on all of that. It’s more anecdotes than anything.
NY Daily News: Jets practice Wildcat in cloak of secrecy
CBS Sports: Mum’s the word on Wildcat offense in practice
Analysis: Other than it’s an interesting and amusing story to talk about and get players and coaches to give dodgy answers on, nothing can really be gleaned from this until it actually sees the light of day in a game. The Jets will probably do their best to keep it hidden for the rest of camp and only working on it when prying eyes aren’t around. Maybe the Jets will try out a series or two during their third preseason game, but I highly doubt it as they want to keep opponents guessing about it as long as possible. As we’ve already said 100 times, we think this team’s Wildcat offense has real potential based on it’s personnel. With Tebow, and some combination of McKnight and/or Kerley in the backfield running the ball there’s potential to stretch plays wide and break/evade a tackle and to make a deep run. If Santonio is removed from the field in favor of Sanchez, Hill is a great run blocker and Sanchez can be worked in from the receiver spot as a second potential thrower. I trust that Rex knows firsthand that defending the Wildcat is a headache and most teams don’t have the horses and scheme to do it.