Rex Ryan isn’t the only one excited to bust out the Wildcat in the New York Jets’ opening weekend game against the Buffalo Bills.
Former Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly joined “NFL AM” on Tuesday morning to promote his book “The Playbook for Dads” and said he was excited to see how the Buffalo defense handles the challenge Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow present.
“I think it’s really going to come down to both of them,” Kelly said. “I think that especially in Week 1 when they play against the Bills, the Bills defense is pretty solid, but I think it’s going to end up not being player-wise, I think it’s coaching.”
The Bills upgraded their defense in the offseason with the additions of defensive end Mario Williams and rookie cornerback Stephon Gilmore and are in a prime position to shut down a Jets offense that sputtered in the preseason.
Kelly believes that the combination of Sanchez and Tebow offers a unique challenge for the Bills, who are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
“If Sanchez comes in your typical pro-style offense and then what to do when Tim Tebow is in the game, I think is going to dictate the winner and the loser in this football game,” he said.
The Jets guarded the Wildcat game plan in the preseason as if it were the nuclear football, giving the Bills no specifics to prepare for.
“I think early on it’s an advantage for the Jets because they can show things no other team has seen,” he said. “I’m excited to see it. I like Tim Tebow, your prototype NFL quarterback, not quite, but he brings a wrinkle to an offense where it keeps the opposing team doing a lot of guessing, especially early in the season.”