The New York Jets already-loaded defensive backfield got a little more crowded on Monday when they picked up safety Andrew Sendejo off waivers from the Cowboys. As we approach the regular season opener between Dallas and New York, many have begun wondering whether the Jets made the move in order to better prepare for the Cowboys new defense--which of course is run by Rob Ryan, twin brother of Jets’ head coach Rex Ryan.
Judging from what he saw at practice Monday, quarterback Tony Romo thinks that, perhaps, Ryan is safeguarding his defense against any such intel intercepts.
“We have a packaged called 21 that’s just the personnel we use for the scout team and Rob had everything changed,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “They had some stuff up before and so we get out there today and then all of a sudden he’s changed all the stuff they were doing before. It’s interesting. I think Rob probably thought maybe that was some of it because he changed all his stuff. That was pretty funny.”
Granted, Sendejo had a strong camp, meaning that this could be a case of a team snatching up a player with a good upside and nothing more. At least, that’s what head coach Jason Garrett seems to think.
“Because I think he’s a really good player,” Garrett said. “And I think he’s a guy that did a lot of good things for us, and it didn’t surprise us at all that somebody would claim him. He’s a smart football player, and he’s very good in practice, took advantage of his opportunities in games, and I think he’s just a guy that they liked. Because we liked him too, and I think a lot of teams around the league liked him.”
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