Jets LB Bryan Thomas: "That guy's pretty much like a tight end physical body with wide receiver skills." (1 Viewer)

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Shockey inspires awe with Saints
October 2, 2009
by Steve Serby

...The Jets' will try to make sure that Shockey doesn't get off early.

"In the past, you'll want to go out and try to get him early, 'cause if he got you, he'll be talking the whole game about it, and he'll be fired up the whole game," Rhodes said.

Now 29, Shockey knows all the tricks.

"He's a great route-runner . . . physical tight end. . . . He likes to get into your body, and if you're even with him, he'll give you a little shove and a little push to get some space," Rhodes said.

"That guy's pretty much like a tight end physical body with wide receiver-type skills," outside linebacker Bryan Thomas said. "So you have to pay special attention to him. He's a dynamic player, he runs really good routes. . . . That's a guy you have to especially count for in the red zone, 'cause he can create mismatches."

When Shockey is run-blocking, Thomas will often line up over him...
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Seems to me they are trying to pre-emptively bias the refs towards making an offensive PI (pushing off) penalty against Shockey.
 

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From the thread title, I thought this was going to be about Marques Colston.

Thanks for the link, you've been working overtime lately.
 

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