One concern is the offensive line. We all know the major concern, his name is Wayne Hunter. No Jets fan can be thrilled that he is still on the roster, much less going into camp as the starting tackle. Matt Slauson is still rehabbing from injury, and seeing Vladimir Ducasse playing with the first team cannot make anyone in Jet Nation very happy. There will be competition at right tackle with the signings of Stephon Heyer and Ray Willis. The new offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo has faith in Hunter, and Sparano wanted him in Miami. We have to put our faith in the coaching staff that they will be able to bring out the best in these guys, and bring them back to the level they were in years past.
Finally, the big issue. You know his name must be said. Tim Tebow. There I said it. The biggest issue facing this team as we head into 2012 in my opinion is at quarterback. Not going to dwell too long, you know the story. The following, the Tebow fans, the crowds at his locker, the craze around this guy. I’ve talked at length about how I feel. Fact is he is here.
The key to the situation is Mark Sanchez. Can Mark Sanchez use the acquisition as motivation, and become the quarterback we all hope that he can be? Will the situation cause Mark to shut down, leading to a Tim Tebow takeover? If Mark gets the job done, and Tebow is used on special teams, and special packages, the Jets can make this work. If not, the Jets will be in trouble.
There you have it, the state of the offense. They are getting there, there are set up to be better in 2012. The hard work has to translate, and we will find out soon enough.
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