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Jets Pass Rush: Tyler Thigpen time?

I'm not advocating TT over Henne, but just to throw a monkey wrench into Rex Ryan's plans to pressure Henne with aggressive blitzes, why not begin the game with Tyler Thigpen as a part of the Wildcat (Ronnie still is the QB). I trust his skills and experience more than Pat White at this stage (TT would be the 2nd QB and Pat White the emergency 3rd QB). The main idea is that TT would take a pitch from Ronnie and try to break containment on the blitz, or at least stay alive long enough for a receiver to shake loose. It is something Rex Ryan may not be expecting and definitely not planning for.

 

Formation would look like:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ TE LG C RG RT LT _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ BH

DB _ _ _ _ RW

_ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _RB

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _TT

Option 1: Ricky motion right for Wildcat handoff

Option 2: Ronnie run or pitch (to TT)

Option 3: Tyler run or pass option

 

Formation could morph (no huddle) to "T-Bone Spread" with Tyler Thigpen as QB

DB_ _ _ _ _ _ _ LT LG C RG RT TE _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ RW _ TT _ RB _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _BH

 

I want to emphasize that Henne is still the future and Thigpen is the backup, but

under the circumstances of facing an aggressive blitzing defense and having shaky protection,

it would be wise to surprise the defense with a special package and force it to adjust on the fly instead of dial up pre-prepared blitz after pre-prepared blitz.

This is definitely a risky approach and you are relying on Thigpen to improvise and build chemistry with his receivers on the fly, but Rex Ryan has proven painfully to Miami that you can't just bring the same-old same-old Wildcat and expect to have success.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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