Jets to Use Buzzers to Speed Up Quarterbacks’ Decision Making

July 30, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) and New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy (14) and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during a quarterback drill at the New York Jets practice. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

If you think your quarterbacks are holding the ball too long, make them get rid of it faster. What’s a great way to do that? Have a buzzer that sounds after 2.5 seconds.

That is what the Jets are planning, according to coach Rex Ryan. He hasn’t been happy with the length of time they have been holding the football, so he is planning on taking a tactic used by the Green Bay Packers, and instilling the buzzer:

“I think we need that a little bit,” Ryan said after practice on Monday. “(The quarterbacks) are holding the ball a little too long. Got to get that ball out. I’ll talk to Tony (Sparano) about doing that.”

They used it last year, specifically after Mark’s rough game against the Ravens in week 4, and they feel it is time to go back to them.

This is an excellent idea. No matter how good your offensive line is, the protection breaks down after about 3 seconds. You have to get rid of the ball quickly against an NFL pass rush. If this helps, let’s do it.

Topics: Alan Schechter, Jets Qbs Holding The Ball Too Long, Jets To Use Buzzers In Practice, Jets Training Camp, Mark Sanchez, NY Jets, Rex Ryan, Tim Tebow

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