The New York Jets are loaded with offensive talent heading into the 2019 season, and they’re looking to get as close to perfect execution as possible.
Transitioning to a new coaching staff and scheme can be a daunting challenge, and it’s one the Jets have been working through all offseason long.
There are plenty of new faces in Florham Park this year, including new head coach Adam Gase, who brings an entirely different offensive system to the Gang Green.
While perfection may seem like nothing more than a fantasy to most, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold says that’s exactly what Gase is expecting of the offense, and it’s what they’re working every day to deliver (via team senior reporter Eric Allen):
It’s been awesome. Practices under Coach Gase have been high energy and he’s definitely a perfectionist. I am as well and a lot of guys on the team are and that’s how our offense is going to be. We expect nothing less than perfection and I think everyone kind of gets a feel of that.
Even during the OTA period, there is that sense of urgency like, ‘Hey, man. We’re going.’ If something isn’t right, we’re going to run it back. If we don’t have time to run it back and we have to move on in practice, we’re going to watch it on tape, get everyone together and run through it. There is definitely a sense of urgency to get better and it’s really fun.
Learning new offenses has been a theme for Darnold throughout his college and pro careers up to this point, and he’s also adjusting to the presence of new players like running back Le’Veon Bell, slot receiver Jamison Crowder and guard Kelechi Osemele.
Gase’s system is an aggressive one, something Darnold’s arm talent and ability to push the ball down the field should be able to take full advantage of, especially with the added firepower on the roster.
I wouldn’t expect the Jets offense to be perfect in 2019, but they have the talent to get closer than many other teams in the NFL this season.