Jets vs Steelers: Will Gang Green’s offense show up?
By Jason Rodriguez
In the Jets vs Steelers Week 5 matchup, will Gang Green’s offense bring a different look or will they just be the same? It’s imperative they go back to basics to keep those chains moving.
For Sunday’s Jets vs Steelers Week 5 game, Gang Green will have their hands full in keeping up with one of the better teams in the NFL. These past few games, the offense of the New York Jets has looked very stagnant and slow in trying to produce anything on the field. They haven’t had a long possession rate to help out the defense to get some rest on the sideline.
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The past two games the offense has only put 17 points on the board that has a lot of people concerned. Many players haven’t stepped up in trying to get the team a spark. It is easy to recognize the play before it even happens.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t shown he could be the leader of the team which is a concern for Jets fans and the organization. These past two games, Fitzpatrick has had a low quarterback rating and has looked defeated on the sideline. It is tough to watch because he has thrown nine interceptions in the past two games. He isn’t careful with the football and tries to force the ball into double coverage.
It is important that Jets attack the Steelers’ secondary because they rank 30th in the NFL in pass coverage. The Jets have playmakers that could be the game changer for them in wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson who was an undrafted player.
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One is physical and the other one could beat you with his speed. They also have running backs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte who can come out of the backfield and catch short passes.
If they don’t get the passing game going, it will be tough for the Jets to run the football because the Steelers are ranked 4th against it. They only give up 78.2 yards per game which is leading up to an interesting matchup.
The Jets are ranked 11th so it will be interesting to see how it matchups. It will be fun to watch the line of scrimmage battle the teams will be up against.
To keep the Steelers’ defense off balanced, Gang Green will need to play with an up-tempo style and mix things up. The Jets could play this type of style and make the Steelers exhausted and tired.
They also need to control the time of possession so it will make the Jets’ defense relaxed and ready to go when they step on the field.
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Overall, the Jets’ offense will be tested this Sunday against a tough Steelers’ defense. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey needs to mix up the playcalling and have multiple people get involved in the game. They need to have an up-tempo type of offense that will play with a sense of urgency. The running and passing game will need to click on all cylinders in order for them to come away with the win.