New York Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bate continues to struggle as the offense can’t consistently put points on the board. Bates needs a serious wake-up call since things should not continue to be the same.
Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates continues to show no creativity when it comes to the offensive playcalling of the New York Jets. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold thrives in games where he’s able to use play-action effectively thanks to a strong rushing attack. Even though the offensive line is having issues with the ground game, Bates fails to put the offense in a position to succeed and continues to call boring, predictable, and downright boneheaded plays.
In this three-game losing streak, the offense has struggled to score, only putting up a combined 16 points. They can’t keep those chains moving as Bates refuses to use his playmakers wisely. Why don’t players like Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, or even Chris Herndon get their numbers called more often?
In Sunday’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the Jets offense combined for a total of over 200 yards. They continued to not use their best deep threat weapon, Anderson, to at least try and open things up against the Dolphins’ secondary.
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Bates never got creative and it was just a constant three and out for an offense that is pretty much unwatchable. We all know the Jets have issues on their offensive line but at least Bates could have created more plays featuring outside runs or the occasional deep ball to Anderson on a go route.
Not attempting it in a close game is uncalled for, which goes to show that Bates needs to have some tough conversations to start coming up with better game plans than what we’ve seen over the past few weeks.
As Jets fans, we understand that Darnold is developing and they’ll be growing pains throughout his rookie season. But giving him these terrible offensive gameplans to work with isn’t doing him any favors and have already put him in a regression. Hopefully, Bowles or even owner Chris Johnson realizes that this can’t continue heading into another AFC East rivalry game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
If the Jets can’t beat the Bills and their offense fails to score a touchdown all game long like they did this past Sunday, Bates should be relieved of his duties. It’s time for him to wake up and start changing things up that favors Darnold, his receivers, and at least gives the offense a chance to be successful.