Calvin Pace on Patriots' no-huddle: 'borderline illegal'

Calvin Pace talked to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini about how the New York Jets plan on coping with the New England Patriots' no-huddle offense, and said their up-tempo play is "borderline illegal."

The Pats lead the league in total offensive plays with 479. Two weeks ago, they set a franchise record for first downs with 35. This past week, Tom Brady attempted a career-high 58 passes. The team thrives on getting to the line of scrimmage as quickly as possible and moving on to the next play. The Jets' linebacker says the speed with which they operate is testing the edges of what the NFL rulebook allows when it comes to getting set before plays:

"It's borderline illegal because sometimes the guys aren't always set when they snap the ball," 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."

Cimini reports that the Jets have been attempting to simulate the offense in practice, but that the team's scout team needs to convene while assistants give them plays, ruining the simulation. The Jets could be hampered by a tendency to swap out players for different packages defensively, as the hurry-up will capitalize on personnel deficiencies by not allowing their opponent to substitute on a play-by-play basis.

This story was originally published at SB Nation Boston.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.