It has been an interesting offseason for the New York Jets. A new offensive coordinator, a new backup quarterback, and a return to an old offensive philosophy has been the new order of 2012. Then we had a preseason with great defense, and very little offense. That brings us to here, a few days away from the opening game of the 2012 season against the Buffalo Bills. With all of the factors weighing in on this football team, this opening game is must win for the New York Jets. It certainly is as important as an opening game of the season can be.
First and foremost, a win will do a great deal as far as the Jets team confidence. The first team offense did not score a TD. Think about that for a minute. If you want to find a touchdown from the first team New York Jets offense, you have to go all the way back to January, and the end of the 2011 regular season. That has to affect the confidence of a football team, despite what they say in public. Mark Sanchez is not going to go ahead and say that the team is deflated, he is going to exude confidence. However, it would only be human to have lost a bit of confidence. It’s been a long time since they have seen the end zone. A well played game, coming out with a win, would take the Jets a long way in restoring their confidence.