Rex Ryan didn't do an interpretive dance about quarterbacks and our First Amendment rights at his Tuesday afternoon press conference. Nevertheless, there was more than enough insanity to go around, unintentional hilarity as the Jets' preseason continues to spiral out of control.
Rex said they tried to simulate Chip Kelly's up-temp offense in practice. "I don't think we did a very good job with it." #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 27, 2013
Who ran the sim version of Chip Kelly's offense? The first-team offense is threadbare as it is. Mark Sanchez spent practice on the bike, so maybe it was Geno Smith. Ryan thought Smith would be perfect for a read-option specialist this season; nevermind the troublesome fact that Smith didn't run an option offense at West Virginia.
The real takeaway here: The Jets are game-planning for the fourth and final preseason game. Remember what happened last week when Ryan took the preseason a little too seriously and sent Sanchez back on the field in the fourth quarter?
Just like the Raiders offense, huh? Kiss. Of. Death.
I think Rex just accidentally revealed that Dee Milliner has an Achilles injury.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) August 27, 2013
Bigmouth strikes again. Until today, the party line on the first-round pick was that he had a calf injury. Rex said "Achilles issue" on Tuesday, which is slightly more serious. He at least maintained that Darrelle Revis' replacement -- no pressure, kid -- would be ready for Week 1. So, the good news is that Rex is thinking about Week 1 of the regular season a little bit.
I would laugh, but there's no telling if Sanchez will be healthy enough to play after injuring his shoulder in last week's debacle. Maybe Geno can just run some read option since it's apparently pretty easy to do.
Oh, Ryan still hasn't picked his starting quarterback for Week 1. At this rate, you probably shouldn't sleep on Matt Simms.