As the Jets gear up to take on the Chargers and a quarterback who many consider to be one of the best currently playing, Mike Pettine lets us on in part of his plan: disguising coverage.
"You can't just sit in one coverage all the time because they'll eventually have an answer for it," Pettine said. "I think we need to do a good job of making sure he doesn't know the coverage pre-snap. If he's going to figure it out, let it be post-snap."Forcing Rivers to take another second to think will be an important part of the next part of the Jets plan: taking advantage of the weaknesses in Rivers' arm and throwing motion.
"We talk about it when we give the scouting report," Pettine said. "I think it's critical for our defensive line to understand, that if [they] get stalemated on the rush, then go ahead and get a hand up. He's 6-foot-5, but the release point is not that of somebody that is 6-5. It's documented that he's had more than an average amount of balls deflected on him. That's always something for our guys.
Tags: defense, gameplan, Main Page, mike pettine, News, philip rivers, Adam Rotter