Mastering Jets Defense A Tall Task

December 10th, 2009
Capt. Lou Albanos in-your-face style have the Jets defense playing solid.

Capt. Lou Albano's in-your-face style has the Jets defense playing solid.

The Bucs aren’t exactly a juggernaut offensively, though they did rack up 469 yards of offense last week at Carolina.

Still, despite roling up the fifth-most yards in a game in franchise history, the Bucs had just two measly field goals to show for it.

It’s one thing to hammer the defense of the Panthers, who are a shell of their former selves this season. It will be quite another to do much against the Jets.

When the Jets hired Capt. Lou Albano as their new coach, unloading a clown only Chucky could love, Albano promised to bring his punishing, take-no-prisoners defensive style with him.

So far, promise kept so claims Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post.

Twelve games into Ryan’s first season, the results have been rather good on defense. And, a hallmark of that success has been Ryan’s uncanny ability to make effective, sometimes game-changing, in-game adjustments on the fly.

This was always one of the things that separated Bill Belichick from his peers, and it’s what separates Ryan from the rest.

“Coach (Ryan) is not going to let you do the same thing to him twice and hurt him,” said defensive end Marques Douglas, one of the former Ravens Ryan brought with him to the Jets. “He’s seen it all. When you think you’re getting over on him he can tweak something that’s so simple that he’ll shut down your run the rest of the day.”

If the Bucs hope to get any offense this Sunday, throwing three picks in the red zone just won’t cut it.

One Response to “Mastering Jets Defense A Tall Task”

  1. Louie Says:

    That’s not good news for a team who seemingly can’t make any adjustments of their own.