New Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano talked to the media Thursday, and among many things, he addressed how he is going about learning his new team, and limiting turnovers:
On learning his team:
“I actually went back to 2010. I looked at the 2010 film and I watched all of it, every snap. I wanted to see the difference (from) 2010 and 2011.”
On the subject of turnovers:
“It’s going to be critical. We’ve talked about it now for a couple of weeks. From day one the emphasis has been taking care of the football. You look at the history in our league and there aren’t too many teams that are playing in late January, February that turn the ball over a bunch of times.
“It is something we’re talking about daily in our meetings.”
I love what I am hearing about this guy. He clearly is thorough in his preparation, and I am sure that is wha the brought to the table in Miami in leading them to an 11-5 record in his first season. There is no question that the Jets offense will be prepared week to week.
Turnovers were a huge problem last year. If they are already talking about them, it will improve in 2012. The Jets need to keep it simple and not turn the ball over.
Time will tell.