There is a new sheriff in town. OK, maybe not a new sheriff, but a new offensive leader in town, and that man is Marty Mornhinweg. We have talked about it a lot, this West Coast offense. We have talked about the basic premises of the system, and we have talked about who may or may not fit into the system in terms of current Jets.
Now, let’s talk about what the Jets can expect specifically from this new coordinator. We can look at where Mornhinweg has come from, as well as look at some numbers, and get some insight into what this team is going to see. We can learn a little bit about what this offense is going to be like under Marty Mornhinweg. Let’s talk about it.
First of all, we know that the Jets offense will be quarterback friendly. How do we know that? Because Marty’s quarterbacks always have a high completion percentage with him. The best example of this is Michael Vick. As deadly of a weapon as he was in Atlanta, Vick never posted a completion percentage of over 56%. Then he goes to Philly, and plays with Mornhinweg as his offensive coordinator. Once he took over and got his chance to play, he posted percentages of 62%, 59%, and 58%.
This is a great idea for Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, or whomever else is brought to Florham Park to play quarterback. Mark Sanchez, for example, is lacking in a major area, known as confidence. His lack of confidence is well deserved, don’t get me wrong. The way he played at the end of 2012, he deserves to not feel great about his play. Nothing could help him more than a shot of confidence. Coming from a West Coast system at USC, Mornhinweg might just be just what the doctor ordered for Mark Sanchez.
If he can get in an offensive system that is based on short, quick hitting patterns that are easy to complete, Mark Sanchez’s confidence will sky rocket. No matter what a lot of the fan base thinks, Mark Sanchez played well when his confidence is up. If he can’t be moved, this could be a way to save him and make him a viable contributor in 2013.