Former Jets assistant livid at Rex Dan Leberfeld

Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander, who was on assistant on Bruce Coslet’s Jets staff in the early 1990’s, isn’t happy with how his former employer’s current head coach, Rex Ryan, strategized in the Jets’ win over the Bengals on Saturday.

Alexander didn’t appreciate how much Rex Ryan blitzed the Bengals’ fourth string quarterback, Matt Scott.

“Notice he didn’t bring that stuff when our starters were out there,” Alexander told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’d have scored quicker. If he wants to put his starting defense out there and blitz all that garbage against our third-stringers, if he feels good about it, then all the power to him.”

There used to be an unwritten rule around the NFL that you didn’t blitz a lot in preseason games.

“Some of [the blitzing) was a little extreme,” said Bengals reserve QB Jason Campbell, who is injured. “I remember back in the day, preseason games you didn’t see any blitzes.”

Times have changed.

By the way, an interesting aside, Alexander played his college football at SUNY-Cortland.