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

No Matter Who Plays QB, The New York Jets' Offense will Exceed Expectations

The discussion continues about the quarterback situation, and rightfully so. Until an announcement is made, this will be an issue for the media. It’s not necessarily an issue for Jets fans, but the media is going to pound on this until they get an answer.

For us, however, there is another perspective. Look at how the offense performed over the last few weeks. The offense is clearly better. No matter who is at quarterback, this offense is going to be better than it was last year.

The proof is in the pudding, ladies and gentlemen. Yes it was the preseason, but look at how the offense performed. Not only did guys like Ryan Spadola make receptions, they were wide open, and that was quite often. The West Coast system is based on many pass routes, designed to run guys open due to the confusion. That happened all preseason long.

As a team, they completed 66% of their passes. Yes, and that includes the numbers of one Mark Sanchez. The system lends itself to a higher completion percentage, and that is exactly what happened. It led to 10 touchdowns, as opposed to the one from last season.

We aren’t going to focus on the running game as much, since the type of offense the Jets are running is a passing based system, which is a big difference from the past for this team, especially the recent past.

Look at some more statistics. For the preseason, the Jets were second in the NFL in passing yards. Second. This put them ahead of such teams like the New Orleans Saints, the Denver Broncos, the Detroit Lions, and the New England Patriots, among other teams. Yes, the New York Jets, the guys in the green. They actually had a high-powered passing attack. OK maybe a medium-powered attack, but it was still an improvement.

In the category of scoring, the difference has been night and day. Guess which team was ranked number six in scoring in the preseason? That’s right, the New York Jets. Really. The New. York. Jets. They of “ground and pound”, win it with defense and ball control fame. The Jets of Brian Schottenheimers and Tony Sparanos past, were sixth in the entire league.

These are preseason statistics, granted. But how you practice is how you are going to play in the games. No matter who was playing quarterback, this team moved the football on offense. They had their troubles with turnovers, but they moved the football. They moved the football to the tune of a top-10 NFL offense.

So that is why, the quarterback situation is not as big an issue as it seems. Oh, it’s a big one if you ask the members of the mainstream media. It will be the question that is repeated ad nauseum until it is answered. However, for the fans, no big deal.

This offense will exceed the “expert” expectations, regardless of the quarterback. Thanks Marty.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    Great article. Something the main stream media would NEVER write. Keep up the good work.

    • Alan Schechter

      Thanks Frank, appreciate it as always.

  • Steven Psargias

    I totaly agree with you 100%.Sometimes I wonder if the Jets’ beat writers are Jet fans.Rex should get another tattoo so they have something to write about for six months or so.

    • TheJetPress

      It’s amazing how much gossip they concentrate on.

  • matr dontelli iii

    Hmmm, where have I heard this before?

    • TheJetPress

      Definitely LOL

  • Michael Black

    Last year preseason Jets score 35 points, pundits say offense stinks. This year preseason Jets score over 100 points pundits say offense stinks

    • Frank Antonelli

      Pundits are consistent about their hatred for this team. Again today the idiot Manish tries to make a big deal about what Woody said about Mark’s injury. When Manish tried to get Rex to comment on that, Rex didn’t bite. They are the scum of the earth.

      P.S. Bart called the media out today, good for him. Hopefully he gets to gloat on TV this year when the Jets make the playoffs. After all ESPN ranked the Colts 32nd last year and they made the playoffs!

    • TheJetPress

      They can’t win can they

  • Paul Newbold

    I’m not saying the offense isn’t going to be better, or that it stinks. I believe as the season progresses they will be good. Those stats though are misleading. As you noted its preseason. The thing with the numbers doesn’t take into consideration that your third and fourth string QB;s did most of the scoring. Simms was the highest rated QB during preseason, which is silly of course. The first string offense really hasn’t shown a bunch, flashes, potential but that doesn’t win games, consistency does. As the year goes on the O line should improve, as well as the receivers. The question remains who steps up at QB to provide consistency. The weight falls to Geno week 1. Let’s Go jets!

    • TheJetPress

      It sure does fall on Geno. Can’t wait to see what he has when the spotlight hits.

  • Joe Willie

    The Jets offense as of today I see ..1. Finally a certified offensive coordinator with a body of work. 2. Decent TEs–a top 3 NFL offensive line and a lot of question-marks in the skill positions -QB- RBs -WR s. No matter who the QB is the Jets need to run the ball —I say get Leon Washington back and talk Thomas Jones out of retirement just for his warrior mentality.

    • TheJetPress

      I would love to have both of those guys back, though I think Leon Washington is a real possibility.

  • Larry Tabata

    I watched GENO AT WVU & he has a strong arm & will need time to develope , but I think he’s the best hope for a better season than past years. With the coaches teaching him all that can be hoped for is steady progress & a few more wins than last year. Cautiously optimistic !!!!!

    • TheJetPress

      Cautiously optimistic is how I feel as well.

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  • Edwin Cuquito Camacho

    My thoughts exactly Alan.. From the outsiders looking, we will exceed all of their expectations… TO the die hard Jets fan, we just need a continuation of the pre season.