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Earlier in the week, DraftInsider's Tony Pauline was on the podcast and we talked a little about the Jets plans for free agency and any rumblings he might have been hearing.  While he was a little hesitant to tip off too much, here's something Tony wrote since we spoke on the podcast about the Jets and a rumored return to a ground and pound for 2014 that could have lasting effects for the team and Rex Ryan.

The New York Jets are returning to a more run oriented offense in 2014 in an attempt to exploit their strengths and lessen the load on Geno Smith. I’m told the game plan is to try and keep Smith under 20 passes per game. Part of the plan is to keep continuity on the offensive line, which is why they’ve made resigning right tackle Austin Howard a priority. At the same time I’m told the team views re-signing veteran guard Willie Colon as a last resort and will look to sign a player at the position via free agency. Names that make the most sense include Zane Beadles of the Denver Broncos and Geoff Schwartz of the Kansas City Chiefs.
I really liked Colon, but understand the Jets might be looking to move on.  This news also jives with what Rich Cimini shared on Twitter this morning.  As far as the bigger picture, if the Jets aren't going to go out and get Mike Vick, I understand why after an inconsistent season of quarterback play that Rex Ryan would be hesitant to put his future in the hands of an unstable starting quarterback ... Geno Smith or otherwise.

What ever happened to Rex and his love of the pistol?  Uh oh ...

There's a lot of free agency and the draft to play out, but if this report is true, we have to wonder if Rex is bunkering back into his old ball control ways ... 


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