When I first read this story, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to laugh, or take Pace seriously.
New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace has been known to say some ridiculous things in his time.
If it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve heard Alabama head coach Nick Saban utter the same phrase, I would have laughed.
According to ESPN New York, Calvin Pace feels the Patriots version of the no-huddle offense is simply illegal.
“It’s borderline illegal because sometimes the guys aren’t always set when they snap the ball,” Pace said Wednesday. “But it’s smart. Why not hurry a team up? I wish we would do it. For a defense, it just puts pressure on you.”
The Jets have tried to simulate that same hurry up offense in practice for the defense.
That in itself has to be a sight to see.
“It’s very difficult,” linebacker David Harris said. “You’ll see defenses not even lined up and they’re already running a play. They get a lot of extra yardage because of it. It causes guys to lose their mind. You can see it on film.”
“Hopefully, we can close them out of it by showing we can handle it,” Pace said. “Hopefully, they’ll start huddling back up.”
I’ll believe it when I see it.
Hope you guys have your oxygen prepared.
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