Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates continues to struggle week after week in helping the New York Jets offense get any better.
This season, the offense of the New York Jets has been a complete dysfunctional group. It is hard to think of what the team does in preparation for their opponent because no spark or creativity is being done. The offense is ranked 30th amongst the 32 teams in the league, and in the red zone, they are the worst. Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates was a coach with much creativity coming from the Chicago Bears but it seems he can’t do anything right.
The offense continues to look completely flat and once again not opening up the field for the talent the Jets have at running back and wide receiver. Bates will need to have a better game plan by sticking with the run since it worked very well. They will also need to step up their usage of the passing game by utilizing cross routes, post routes, and vertical routes. This can be achieved by being creative with Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, and Jermaine Kearse. They need to include the new weapon that has been showing some bright light in rookie tight end Chris Herndon.
Throughout the season, the Jets offense has settled for just getting three points rather than having touchdowns scored. Just this past weekend, the Jets offense had incredible field positioning inside the red zone but nothing was done. It was just like they were satisfied with getting the three points which is ridiculous and proves they lack the creativity to get the job done. They had multiple opportunities to put the game away but let the Tennessee Titans hang around.
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As fans, we expect to see something fun and exciting because of the young talent they have but nothing seems to be going in the right direction.
Bates will need to look at old game tape from the Lions and Dolphins games and use some of those plays to have success on offense and put points on the board.
With only a few games left in the season, they need to take chances because they obviously won’t be making the NFL Playoffs. They need to just have fun with it and surprise the opponent and shock the fans who deserve a much better performance than what they have been seeing these past few weeks.
What Bates has done with this offense has easily taken them a few steps back in developing themselves and becoming better players. He just seems like he is lost and doesn’t know what to do. As a fan, you want to see more creativity and be successful but changes need to be done in order for that to happen. This offseason, the organization needs to take a look at things and realize the offense needs a huge makeover for the future.