|Jets moving to gap-scheme approach -- Sun Aug 5 7:20 pm --|
Team to emphasize power runs
|After being a primarily zone-running team with Brian Schottenheimer and Bill Callahan, Jets OC Tony Sparano is putting a greater emphasis on gap-scheme plays. He wants the Jets to thrive as a power running team.
The Jets had great success as a zone-running team in the past, so Sparano has been careful not to discard that. All good running teams use elements of both zone and gap schemes. But the tell is ó when itís a crunch situation, what will the Jets dial up? The answer, Sparano says, is the gap-scheme runs that put their physicality front and center. (Newark Star-Ledger)|
FF Today's Take: Going back to his days at the University of Iowa, Shonn Greene has run behind mostly zone-blocking lines. The change to more gap-scheme makes sense for a big back like Greene, but the fact is that he hasn't made many of his own holes recently with the Jets - as he will be asked to do here - so don't expect much more from Greene than he provided last season.