Jets State of the Offense Address

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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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  • Ferraro41

    Solid analysis.  I will say that I am not really all that concerned with the Tebow situation.  I really think the Jets staff know what they want to do with this guy, and it doesn’t involve a QB competition.  And I really believe Sanchez is primed and motivated to shove all of the criticism up the collective buttocks of his many non-believers.
    The one thing I am concerned about is the WR group.  Not only am I still concerned about Holmes keeping his head on straight, but I also fear a little too much is being expected from Stephen Hill.  There are exceptions, of course, but rare is the rookie WR who comes in and is an immediate impact player.  It generally takes them a couple of seasons to really make a big impact, and I’m talking about players who played in passing systems in college, not Hill, who has a further hill (no pun intended) to climb in learning pro-style route trees.  I like the group they have, but they are young an inexperienced…would be nice to have one more veteran.

    • Alan Schechter

      Glad you liked my take Ron, and thanks for reading.

      I hope you are right on the Tebow thing. From your lips to gods ears, would love to see Mark shove all that criticism where
      the son don’t shine on these reporters.

      You could be right on Hill, and Rex apparently indicated in post workout presser that Tanny might be on the lookout for one more receiver. Maybe the
      veteran that you feel they need.

  • mracesmith

    I did my own assessment of the jets offense well mor eimportantly the backup qb situation where i rank the jets’ backups in the afc east!

    • Alan Schechter

      thanks again for reading and sharing