<h2 class="entry_title">Organized chaos</h2> That's what they call Rex Ryan's defensive system. After breaking the tape of the Jets' performance against the Texans, it's easy to see why.
Let me tell you, it's hard to figure out Ryan's blitz packages with the benefit of a DVR, playing each play over and over, so I can't imagine what it must be like for a quarterback. Simply put, you never know which players are going to rush. What looks like a seven-man rush morphs into a four-man rush. What looks like a four-man rush actually becomes a five-man rush.
In a word, it's complicated. No wonder Texans QB Matt Schaub had that deer-in-the-headlights look.
Anyway, I tried the best I could to organize the organized chaos, the nickname in Baltimore for Ryan's defense. The Jets blitzed on 22 of Houston's 36 drop-backs. (In this forum, a blitz is defined as more than four rushers or less than four if it includes a DB or a LB.) By my count, they didn't have any six-man rushes, which is interesting. You'd think there would've been some all-out blitzes, based on the amount of pressure, but that really wasn't the case.
Here's a breakdown, counting only pass plays:
3-man rushes -- 3 (2-for-3, 34 yards)
4-man rushes -- 17 (10-for-17, 84 yards)
5-man rushes -- 16 (6-for-13, 48 yards, 1 INT, plus two sacks, 1 QB scramble)
The Jets used overload blitzes, sending four players on one side of the O-line. They used "A" gap blitzes, sending players between the center/guard gaps. They used outside blitzes and delayed blitzes. You name it, they did it.
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Cimini Tries To Make Sense Of Ryans Organized Chaos
Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:35 AM
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