Originally posted by Phan4Ever
The Jets run D really has improved, but if it hadn't they'd still be able to stack 10 men in the box to jam Ricky -- or block our guys when Ray manages to connect to their only remaining d-back.
But seriously, folks...
Does anyone out there have any analytical insight as to why things pretty much worked for Ray when he came in off the bench for the Jets, and why it hasn't worked for the phins? If you looked at that old Jets game film what EXACTLY would you find different?
I'd welcome Jets fans' thoughts on this. But remember, "smack" does not equal "thoughts." Thanks :)
Parcells and Charlie Weis gave Lucas plays that he felt he could run successfully. They drastically cut down the playbook after Vinny got hurt that year. Mirer was a joke so really Parcells had no one else to turn to other than Lucas.
Lucas ran what they gave him well it took him a game or two though to get into the flow of being an everyday quarterback. He threw a bad pick against Indy that cost them a game but once he kinda got used to gamespeed he was fine.
In 2000 Lucas went in for an injured Testaverde in the Pittsburgh game and was awful. Same thing in Oakland later in the year.
Lucas is an ultra tense competitor. I fully expect to see Lucas play alot better than he did against Buffalo. It's gonna be a great game. Hopefully the Jets will win though. :)