Many teams that used the Wildcat in the past have since moved on from it, but for some reason Jets head coach Rex Ryan isn’t willing to let go.
Ryan told the media today that they plan on using the Wildcat more this season.
“I would say we probably would,” Ryan said, via NFL.com, “because, like you guys say, we never used it (in 2012). So I would say, yeah. I would think that’s part of what we do.”
Ryan claims that the Wildcat is “here to stay, for the simple fact that guys are getting these quarterbacks now — these mobile quarterbacks — and the size, speed and all of that kind of stuff, so I do think it’s here to stay.”
“It does give you the numbers back,” he said. “Sometimes on defense you’re playing with plus-one, but it’s the great equalizer and that’s what I was saying when we were putting it in with Brad, and Leon Washington and (Tim) Tebow or whoever. But the other thing is you’re seeing different guys do it. We’ve had Jeremy Kerley do it, we’ve had Brad do it. It doesn’t have to be the quarterback.”
Either Ryan wants to get fired, or he really still believes the Wildcat can still be effective.