NY Jets: Dowell Loggains will remain the offensive play-caller

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NY Jets’ offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will remain the offensive play-caller.

The NY Jets made a much-needed change to their offensive play-calling last week when it was announced just prior to the game that offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains would take over as the head play-caller.

The results were mixed, to say the least, but the Jets plan to allow Loggains to call plays once again when the team travels to Kansas City to take on the powerhouse Chiefs this Sunday.

Loggains and the Jets’ offense started off hot this past Sunday and played their best half of football of the season. Within their first three drives, they managed to match their first-down total of 13 from the previous week.

The offense propelled the team to a 10-0 lead with three consecutive drives that traveled deep into Buffalo territory. If not for a 4th-and-1 stuff at the Buffalo 25-yard-line, New York could have easily gone up by three scores.

But just as quickly as the Jets’ offense soared, they fell apart.

The NY Jets’ offense returned to their sluggish ways in the second half.

Following a late first-half interception from Sam Darnold, the offense would collapse failing to operate a possession for more than four plays in the second half.

The Jets had possession four times in the second half, three of which were three-and-outs while the other — their very first possession — lasted just four plays. After a 13-yard Frank Gore run on their first play of the second half, the Jets failed to pick up a first down for the rest of the game.

In total, the Jets offense managed just 16 plays in the second half and totaled four yards. That’s right, four yards in an entire half of football.

So while the Jets’ offense showed signs of improvement under Loggains’ guidance in the first half, the second half was more of the same. An inept offense that looked like it had no business being on the same field as their opponents.

Regardless, head coach Adam Gase will once again take a back seat to his understudy this week in a game that could get out of hand rather quickly.

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Don’t expect the Jets’ offense to keep up with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs no matter if it’s Gase, Loggains, or Vince Lombardi calling plays.