When ever a coach leaves a team, they take with them a bank of knowledge about that team, and what they do. That is certainly the case as the Jets take on Brian Schottenheimer and his St. Louis Rams offense on Sunday. Then again, the current coach also knows how that former coach worked, creating a game of “cat and mouse”, which coach Ryan is looking forward to. He talked about that, as he was asked about getting a pass rush going on Sunday:
He’s a multiple protection guy. Brian runs multiple protections anyway, so it’s not like you’re going to just get one protection. (Also), it’s not like we run one blitz. For each protection, there’s probably a better blitz. That’s kind of where that cat-and-mouse comes in. You mentioned the 16 sacks, most sacks occur in the fourth quarter and most sacks occur when you’re ahead. Most times, there’s some team that will be struggling like us that will have a lot of sacks, but their scheme is straight up the field, but we’re really not that way. Again, if you went back and looked at when we have gotten the sacks, it will probably be a common theme that if we can get ahead of somebody and make the quarterback hold the football, we’ll probably have more opportunities at rushing the passer and sacking the quarterback.
It definitely should make the game interesting on Sunday. Both of these guys know about all you can on each other, and we have talked at length about Schotty’s motivation to win this one.
It will be fun.