Inside the Jets vs. Colts Film Room: Offense

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Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) hands the balls off to running back Shonn Greene (23) against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 35-9. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

It’s Wednesday, and that means it is time to take a look at the film from last week’s game. This afternoon we will look at the defense with the great JETSerious, but first, we take a look at the offense. It was a fine performance in all aspects of the game, and the offense was no different. We’ll talk about a few things, and then break down a couple of plays. Let’s get to it.


The box score does not indicate a great day from Mark Sanchez. 11-18 for 82 yards is obviously nothing that is going to jump off the page as a memorable performance. However, Mark Sanchez had a good day on Sunday. Yeah, a lot of people think that I am a Mark Sanchez apologist, but when you look at the tape, he did an excellent job. You don’t need a lot from your quarterback when your running game is putting up over 250 yards.

Mark Sanchez made the throws that he needed to make. The TD pass to Stephen Hill was a prime example. Mark had a small window to make that throw, and the throw was right on the money. The second TD pass, to the newer Hill, Jason, was a perfect throw on the slant. But more importantly than specific throws is this…Mark was decisive with the football. One of our biggest problems with Mark is when he has to think, he makes terrible decisions. On Sunday, he was decisive, made his reads, and delivered the football. 11-18 is the stat line of an efficient performance, and he did not turn the football over. Kudos to Mark on that.

Jan 16, 2011; Foxboro, MA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle D


The offensive line played the most complete game that they have all season. They looked good all over the place. Including, someone who needs special mention, is Dustin Keller. Dustin Keller may not have been a huge factor in the passing game, but believe me, he was a big factor in the running game. Dustin did an excellent job taking his guy out in the running game. But back to the running game in just a minute.

Mark Sanchez nearly had a clean uniform for the entire game. The line gave Mark a clean pocket, and did it consistently. Sanchez had a clean look down the field almost every time he dropped back, and it gave him the chance to perform as efficiently as he did. Excellent work.

Even more significant, was how well the offensive line performed in what I want to talk about next….


The offensive line opened holes that you could drive a truck through. Shonn Greene ran down hill, and with a purpose. Give a lot of credit to the line, as they were wonderful. Turn the page, and we will break down a couple of plays to show you what I mean.

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