Tomlin does, however, think that preparing for the Wildcat is not as tough as it used to be:
The Wildcat is not as obscure as it once was about three, four, five years ago. You have to be prepared for it at least once a month over the course of a football season, at least that’s kind of been our experience over the last two or three years. It’s not as big of an undertaking, at least from a preparation standpoint, as it once was. It doesn’t mean that you won’t be effective, of course, stopping it, just the process of preparing yourself to play it, is not as difficult as it once was, just because you get exposed to it more often than you did say four or five years ago.
Coach Tomlin didn’t have a lot to say about the Jets as a whole, since the Steelers didn’t play against us last year, so he didn’t want to comment much just based on recent tape.
He’s right about the presence of the Wildcat around the league. A lot of teams have run it in different forms. But he seemed genuinely honest in not knowing what to expect from the Jets on it. If that is the case, the Jets may be handling the set up better than they could have been expected to be.
If what he says is true, that means it is already starting to get in coaches heads, which can only help us.