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Pace calls Pats offense 'borderline illegal'

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08:07 AM ET 10.18 | Is the Patriots' quick offense a little too quick? "It's borderline illegal because sometimes the guys aren't always set when they snap the ball," [Calvin 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 Jets are trying to simulate the Patriots' up-tempo offense in practice, but it's not easy. When the scout-team offense finishes a play, it huddles to read the next play card, usually held up by an assistant coach. That takes precious seconds. When Tom Brady shifts into high gear, the Patriots' no-huddle attack operates at a breakneck pace. Some Jets defensive players said they were struck by how quickly the Patriots ran their offense two weeks ago.

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October 18, 2012  08:10 AM ET

If they aren't properly set, its up the refs to call the penalty. Can't blame replacements.

October 18, 2012  08:15 AM ET
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If they aren't properly set, its up the refs to call the penalty. Can't blame replacements.

Precisely. Let him take it up with the league if he thinks so. Considering the source..F THAT!!!!

October 18, 2012  08:20 AM ET

In other words, "We can't deal with this, so let's make it illegal."

The Pats need to keep doing this in the 4th quarter. Run up the score. With their schoolgirl defense, they can never have too many points on the board. A 13-point lead? Pffffft. Gone in 60 seconds.

October 18, 2012  08:26 AM ET

The Pats are just being innovative. Now it's up to defenses to try to catch up and devise a way to stop them. History provides a good lesson: the Bills' K-Gun hurry-up offense was tearing through teams in 1990 until the super bowl when they were stopped cold by the Giants. And who was the Giants' defensive coordinator? Hmmmm....

October 18, 2012  08:31 AM ET

It's the Jets, and you know what they say about them....

October 18, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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It's the Jets, and you know what they say about them....

The Jets SUCK!!!

October 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Jets SUCK!!!

Morning Clem

October 18, 2012  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Jets SUCK!!!

Agree.

October 18, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Now it's up to defenses to try to catch up and devise a way to stop them.

So, Calvin, you've got to pick up the Pace.

October 18, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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So, Calvin, you've got to pick up the Pace.

Did you really have to do that?

October 18, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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Did you really have to do that?

I get a dollar from a company in Korea every time one of you spits coffee all over his keyboard.

October 18, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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In other words, "We can't deal with this, so let's make it illegal.

If the ball is snapped without them being set it is illegal and should be a penalty.

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October 18, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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If the ball is snapped without them being set it is illegal and should be a penalty.

No flag, no foul. I haven't seen it called yet.

October 18, 2012  09:18 AM ET

No such thing as "borderline illegal", it either is or it isn't.

October 18, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Some Jets defensive players said they were struck by how quickly the Patriots ran their offense two weeks ago.

Not surprising considering what they practice against every week.

October 18, 2012  09:30 AM ET

When da Patriots Play well, They are Deadly!!!

October 18, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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No flag, no foul. I haven't seen it called yet.

They did get called a couple of times in Seattle did they not?

October 18, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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fixed......dewsch bags...

Thanks Sarge.

 
October 18, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Thanks Sarge.

good morning to you and all the rest of the Jets haters......

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