Posted October 18, 2012

Jets linebacker Calvin Pace says Pats run “borderline illegal” offense

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Patriot’s QB Tom Brady leads a fast-paced offense that Jets linebacker Calvin Pace called “borderline illegal.”

Calvin Pace says the Pats’ fast paced offense has always been a challenge, and now stopping it is even tougher.

“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 Patriot’s no-huddle tactic kicks the offense tempo up a notch, leaving some teams scrambling. The Patriots have run 473 plays, 39 more than the next.

“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.”

Going into Sunday’s game against the Patriots, the Jets defense needs to communicate and move quickly to keep up.


6 comments
Beer O Clock
Beer O Clock

It should be borderline illegal to have his teammate Cromartie impregnate so many baby mama's knowing full well he will be broke six months after football

FahimMohajir
FahimMohajir

It is very simple. The no huddle offense should only be allowed in the last two minutes of the half and the last two minutes of the game. This will turn the "borderline illegal" offense into a legal one and one like the Patriots into an ordinary one. 

Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @FahimMohajir And rule changes shouldn't be put in place just so a team you don't like loses.

 

The hurry up offense is a great addition to the pro game, it opens up the field and makes defenses play honest. You can't just take a man out of the box and swap him for a nickle or dime back because you know its a throwing down. You can run a defense that relies on that package but then be prepared to get burned on the run.

 

I struggle to see how in any way it could be a bad thing, please enlighten me.

 

Also, when someone says "boderline illegal" thats actually just a qualified way of saying legal. So the pats have a legal defense, Calvin Pace is just frustrated by it (he actually sounded more impressed than anything).

 

Dave33
Dave33

 @FahimMohajir Still wouldn't make much difference to the "borderline defenseless" Jets

pjokeefe123
pjokeefe123

Calving Pace is a borderline retard.