Can the Jets Effectively Run Ground and Pound?

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May 24, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan (left) and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano during organized team activities at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Coach Ryan has a lot of different faces around this year, starting with the guy in the picture, Tony Sparano. They have retooled a lot on the defense, and added some new options on the offensive side of the ball as well, like Stephen Hill and Terrance Ganaway, among others.

They also installed an old attitude, the Ground and Pound. They have a new offensive coordinator to lead it, the aforementioned Tony Sparano. They also have a new offensive line coach in Dave Guglielmo to preach physicality as well.

They have retooled quite a bit. But have they retooled enough? Changes in coaching are great, but execution on the field is what will make the difference, as I have discussed many times. Let’s look at the evolution of the offensive line, through the history of the Ground and Pound offense.

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