Aug 3, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (left) talks with head coach Rex Ryan during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets are in Good Hands with Marty Mornhinweg

There are a lot of questions that weren’t answered last Friday night. We still don’t know where we are with the quarterback competition. We haven’t seen our running backs on the field together as of yet. There is competition going on at many positions around the football field.

However, there is one thing we did learn, beyond a shadow of a doubt, on Friday night. We learned that the Jets’ offense is FINALLY in good hands, under the direction of Marty Mornhinweg.

Yes, we learned this after one game.

The playcalling that we saw on Friday night showed us how he works. He had the unique ability to put BOTH quarterbacks in the best position to succeed.

First, with Mark Sanchez. Being the more experienced quarterback, he opened things up a bit more for Mark than he did Geno. Thirteen passes versus seven shows us that. With that, the passing plays that were called were for the most part, in Mark’s wheelhouse. Did we see a lot of out routes? No. We saw a lot between the numbers, that even the biggest Mark hater can admit is his best area.

When you are a coach, it is your job to put your players in the best position to succeed. That is what Marty does.

He did the same for Geno Smith. Marty didn’t go crazy with the passes, it was Geno’s first professional football game. He kept the passing plays shorter, in order to lift his confidence. He wanted Geno to get his feet under him in his first NFL game, so he kept the plays under control. Before hurting his ankle, Smith only missed on one pass, so the system was working for Geno. He didn’t allow Geno to press, which would be common in a first game. Instead, he allowed the game to come to Geno Smith. Kudos to Marty Mornhinweg for that.

We finally have a coach leading our offense that is great at what he does. He understands how to take the talent that he has, and put it in the best position to succeed.

What more can we ask for?

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  • Bennny K

    After Schotty and Field Goal Fist Pumper I feel like MM will contribute more to the success of this team than to the headaches of the fans.

    If we can make it through this season with Rex and MM at the helm we might be a true contender. I believe Marty can develop Geno into a competitive QB and a year of experience under his system will be great for the WRs and RBs.

    Hopefully Marty can make it to next year.

    • TheJetPress

      Hey Ben,
      I think Marty has a great shot to make it to next year. Being such a talented OC, even if Rex doesn’t, I could see a new coach retaining Marty. I have this feeling he will be a terrific success.

  • Paul Newbold

    I like his system. I liked him in Philadelphia as well. Though with their offensive line woes, he didn’t get much done. His play calling is inventive and unpredictable, he has no problem going down field on any down, he takes his shots. I agree, he will bring life back to the offense. I am still concerned with the run game however, Marty in the past has had a balanced attack, he relies on his RB’s much more then traditional west coast systems. Hopefully we can get someone back on the field!! The RB’s averaged 1.3 yrds per rush Friday night, not very good even for a preseason game. Here’s looking forward to game #2.

    • TheJetPress

      I totally agree Paul. We need some healthy running backs in order for the system to get to it’s true fruition.

  • matr dontelli iii

    i’ve said several times, marty may turn out to be our greatest offseason acquisition (which probably isn’t true, idzik likely is). the point is his hiring could turn out to be an important point in the near (and hopefully long term) future of this team.

    • Paul Newbold

      Matr, did you happen to read Mannish today in the “Daily Rag”? He wrote an article blaming Idzik for keeping Sanchez and gambling on Gerrard, He also went on to blame him for the “Goodson Incident” and the fact he signed Ivory!! Think he might be a little pissed off about Idzik’s low key approach! Terrible article!!

      • matr dontelli iii

        It’s that kind of ‘journalism’ that has kept me from reading the daily news for most of a year now, not to mention their website is a ridiculous mish mosh of outdated, irrelevant and otherwise nonsensical amateurish (filip bondy) writing. I think the worst examples of this are the way they hunted down Rex in the Bahamas and the ‘interview’ Mehta did with tebow last October. I simply don’t read the daily news anymore. Lupica and Meyers don’t help their cause none either.

    • TheJetPress

      Agreed Matr. Might be their best in a long time.

  • Joe Willie

    MM can only do so much the rest is up to the players–Marty had a nightmare time with Joey Harrington when he was HC of the Lions and Harrington is pretty much Sanchez’s clone.

    • TheJetPress

      That is a low blow Joe, Harrington to Sanchez. It may be true, but it was still low..LOL

  • Dustin Schrank

    I think Marty is as good on offense as Rex is on Defense and which could turn out to be a dynamic duo. I like the fact that on 3rd and long he actually calls a play that goes for the first down, not a stupid run or short pass.(like we are gonna catch them off guard, I hate that.) We didn’t come out and run every 1st down, thank god, and I seen WRs and TEs getting open consistently. I think our run game needs work but I see potential there too though, we gotta get better at the screens though not just Mark but our linemen are athletic enough that we need to take advantage of this.

    • TheJetPress

      Good thoughts Dustin. I too, believe that Marty and Rex could be lethal together. I hate when they run plays that are short of the first down on third and make the guy run for it, so I agree on the playcalling too.