New York Jets: The Numbers Don't Lie

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Sept. 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets offensive coach Tony Sparano speaks with quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) and quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE


This offense has been putrid. Other than the first game, the offense has looked more like it did during the preseason. In this case the numbers don’t lie, but they are a little bit deceiving. The Jets are averaging 20.2 points per game. But, if you take out the game against Buffalo, guess what the average per game is? A whopping 11 points per game. 11. That is not going to win very many college games, much less NFL games. Not good. The numbers don’t lie.


The obvious fundamental of playing defense is keeping the opposing team off of the scoreboard. If you give up too many points, you aren’t going to win too many games, especially when your offense is not scoring any points. The Jets are ranked 23rd in this category, giving up 27.2 points per game. Elite defense? No way Jose. How about “beatable” defense? That is much more like it. The defense has not been very Rex Ryan-esque. Look at the numbers. The numbers don’t lie.


Mark Sanchez, for the most part, has been God awful. Any Jet Press readers know that I have been a fan of Mark Sanchez, but lately, he has been harder and harder to defend. He talked about how he got into better shape this offseason than he has been in during his entire career. That translated into better numbers in the preseason, but not so much in the regular season.

Other than the first game of the season, Mark Sanchez has continued his maddeningly inconstent play that drive Jets fans nuts. For every great throw down the sideline to Santonio Holmes, he gets picked in the back of the endzone or on a screen pass. He doesn’t consistently make good decisions, and we all can see that. The numbers tell the story, the Jets are 26th in the league in passing offense. The numbers just don’t lie.

The Jets fans have a lot to be concerned about, despite the 2-2 record. We see all of the problems with this team, they are blatantly obvious. The numbers are obvious too, across the board.

The numbers don’t lie.

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