Here’s Mark Sanchez, on why he is confident about how the offense will perform week 1:
Well, we just feel like there’s good stuff right around the corner, and we’re steadily improving and now we’ll need to make a big jump for this Buffalo game coming up, but we’ve got some time. Had a couple of injuries tonight, so hopefully these next few days, we’ll be able to get guys healthy and be at full strength for Buffalo.
It hasn’t even begun to affect the defense’s psyche either. Take a look at Bart Scott’s comments:
That’s just one of those things. This is the first time (Mark Sanchez) he has had his full onslaught of receivers. There was a little rust (and) timing issues. You saw guys were getting open and the ball came out of his hand a lot more affectively. If anything, last year we were pretty good in the red zone. I’m sure that once they get a little time to game plan for somebody and understand what kind of defense they’re playing, (they’ll be fine). I know other teams, it’s their third game of the season, they watch film on their opponent, they game plan, and they watch what they do. We don’t do any of that. We say, here are our principles, play the game. We watched as a group yesterday, one quarter of the Texans game against the Panthers. We had no idea what (defense) they were in or who was their guy. All we knew was that they were going to run to Ben Harstock’s side more than Greg Olsen’s, and some other spread-option stuff. Other than that, we had no idea what they ran. We knew DeAngelo Williams was a polished runner. When tighten it down and know they’re formations then we’ll game plan. We had all our plays up- all of our installs were up. We will shrink that down and offense will get a nice tight game plan and we’ll move affectively. (Right now) It’s all about going out and doing your rules, playing your rules, and seeing how you match up, blind.