New York Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo says rotating Matt Slauson and Vladimir Ducasse at left guard is "a directive from high above me."
Clearly unhappy with that decision, which comes from coach Rex Ryan, DeGuglielmo raves Thursday about Slauson while saying that Ducasse, a second-round pick in 2010, is "playing well enough to be an every third series guy. Maybe."
DeGuglielmo had a testy 15-minute sit-down with the media, his first group session since training camp. He opened with an angry statement stemming from an email sent by a reporter to the NFL offices that the coach hadn't met with the media during the bye week, the league minimum requirement. DeGuglielmo says he was available — but the facility was closed to media and Superstorm Sandy hit the area.
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