We mentioned earlier that New York Jets safety Eric Smith claimed the Philadelphia Eagles knew what formations the Jets were using and relayed it to quarterback Michael Vick before the snap during Sunday’s 45-19 Eagles victory.
Well, now head coach Rex Ryan has something to say about that.
“It tells me we’ve got to do a better job,” the coach said. “I think when you look at the way the league is, there are a lot of ‘tells’ on most teams. Quite honestly, we knew what (the Eagles) were doing on third down, but it never mattered. That happens maybe a little more than you think. It doesn’t generally happen with our defense. We’ll certainly try to change that this week. Having Eli (Manning) and company over there, you don’t want them to know exactly what you’re in.”
“Certainly we have to look at things, what we’re going, how we’re tipping out hand, if that’s the case at all,” he said.
Ryan also said the loss of Jim Leonhard shouldn’t be used as excuse.
“I mean, Jimmy’s a great player, but he’s not that good. You’re not going to make up 45 points with one player.”