Tony Sparano is Not the Key to Offensive Success in 2012

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June 12, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano during New York Jets Minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

OK, you read the title and have my bold statement of the afternoon. That got your attention, huh?

Don’t get me wrong, Tony Sparano will have a major impact on the offense’s success in 2012, but he is not THE key. Neither is the return to “Ground and Pound”, by the way. Scheme is important, and certainly having an identity is important as we have discussed, but it is not the major key in 2012.

We are entering year 4 of the Rex Ryan era, and after an 8-8 season, it’s a big one as we know. The team is flying under the radar a bit, as far as the “experts” are concerned, but those around the team expect success.

They especially expect success from the offense, with the change at the top, and return to a familiar gameplan. This will be a major factor in 2012 success. There will be many others, but only one major key.

We can talk all day about schemes, coordinators, decision making at QB, Santonio Holmes’ attitude, and everything else. But there is one key that will impact all of those, and be the key to offensive success.

That key? THE OFFENSIVE LINE Why?

Because when the offensive line falls apart, the team falls apart.

Turn the page and we will discuss.

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