Rex Ryan still running the Wildcat

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has said and done a lot of crazy things over the years but he might be doing the dumbest one yet. reports that Ryan plans on using the Wildcat offense more in 2013. If it was still 2008 I’d say join the party but its 2013 so instead I say, Rex you’re a little late to the party.

Rex Ryan’s love affair with the Wildcat has reached dangerous new levels.

While teams league-wide are experimenting with core read-option concepts, the New York Jets reportedly spent the offseason wedded to the subpackage that caught fire in the NFL half a decade ago.

Ryan told reporters Wednesday that Gang Green plans to use more Wildcat, not less, in 2013.

“I would say we probably would,” Ryan said, “because, like you guys say, we never used it (in 2012). So I would say, yeah. I would think that’s part of what we do.”

Ryan went on to announce that the Wildcat is “here to stay, for the simple fact that guys are getting these quarterbacks now — these mobile quarterbacks — and the size, speed and all of that kind of stuff, so I do think it’s here to stay.” (

I’m guessing Rex thinks that teams forgot how to stop the Wildcat. He’s probably thinking teams are so caught up in trying to stop the read-option crazed offense and just forgot how to stop anything else. It sounds just like something Rex would think right?

Chris Wesseling said it best with the following tweet.

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