Next, we hear from Gavin Buck, checking in from London:
My view is that despite the myriad of questions re. the jets offense which have been discussed ad nauseum, the upshot is, how on earth can it be worse than last year?
2012 saw a feature back for whom a 4 yard carry on 1st down was a cause for celebration. A receiving corps who could not stay healthy and when they were on the field were attached, limpet-like to coverage and if they did escape it, they drpped it. You had injured tight ends plus one whose understanding of a hot route was so inept he got hit in the head.
Then there was the QB situation with a guy who completely lost all confidence and when he did make a play and got some rhythm, he was yanked so Tebow could run the ball for two yards.
All this was ked by Sporano. Nuff said.
With all the 2012 shenanigans, I think the only way is up for this offense as it cannot get any worse.
Next up is Mike Ravica:
I think unless Sachez has a huge meltdown he will play the whole season. I think the team learned their lesson with Tebow and Sanchez in his early years and will do everything in their power not to rush Geno into the starting role until he is fully ready. I think Sanchez will surprise us all a little and score somewhere around 22 touchdowns and have around 16 turnovers. The running game will definitely be improved and I could see Ivory rushing over 1000 yards or at least have that from scrimmage and have Goodson add another 600ish yards too. With the improved line the offense will definitely be better than last year, I am a firm believer in the idea that games are won in the trenches and our team will lay it all on the line no matter who is under center. Maybe I’m being a little too optimistic but I think our offense will definitely have a little more zip than last year and Sanchez will be the one to lead the team.
This is another of our regular readers, Dean Barbella:
Regarding the new Offensive Coordinator, I think, we finally have Rex’s equal in Marty Mornhinweg. That said, Marty hasn’t had a chance to pick his groceries – see last four Jets 1st rounders (all Defense).
Marty needs to make due with who’s here. Underachievers like McKnight might blossom, and guys like Ivory and Goodson might stumble.
This is a roster in transition; yet, will eventually prevail – just fast enough for Sanchez to keep his job. We have a too many changes on the offensive line and a brutal October versus Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New England.
Even if the offensive line holds up and Sanchez doesn’t check down, will he have anyone to throw to?
Santonio is trying to bounce back from Lisfranc injury, and a raw development project in Stephen Hill. Good news is West Coast offense is predicated on short timing routes and Jeremy Kerley is King. Our Tight Ends… Not so good?!
Regarding the QB competition, there Good News and Bad News.
The Bad News is, Sanchez wins the starting job. The Good News is he’ll get benched. The Jets will experiment with Geno at Brad Smith role; and he’ll finish with the season with as our starter.
Even better, Jets will draft a real QB, like Teddy Bridgewater with our 1st round pick. Walterfootball.com is projecting 5-QBs selected in the Top-10.
Regarding the Running Back group, Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson (Thunder & Lightening) should be much improved over Shonn Greene. Yet, temper your enthusiasm for the ground and pound, because our line is still developing. Plus, a lot of yards are gonna come from catches out of the backfield and finding open field mix matches in the flat.
Again, guys already on our roster, like Joe McNight and Bilal Powell could have markedly improved contributions, because they catch well. The Rumor Mill has it that McKnight is on the bubble, but don’t count him out – like he said… “over his dead body.”
Regarding the Wide Receiving Corps, the best case scenario is (a) Holmes is healthy (b) Stephen Hill learns to separate from the defense… not the football (c) Jeremy Kerley just keeps on getting better! (d) a UDFA like Zach Rogers steps up. (e) That’s a lot of ifs, so I don’t think it’s gonna happen.