2. Can the NY Jets actually win a game as currently constructed?
Going beyond competitiveness, the Jets need to make game planning and in-game decisions that will tilt the scales to ultimately win a football game.
A few of these decisions include putting their best playmakers on the field and taking players that could be liabilities off the field. This includes getting players like Garrett Wilson onto the field and players like Lamarcus Joyner and Lawrence Cager off of it.
While the result of the game felt far away in Week 1, some key plays and strategies made all of the difference. Utilizing 3-tight end sets early in the game and throwing out a relatively bland play script did the offense no favors.
Now that the coaching staff saw how ugly things could get with a new offensive line and immobile quarterback, there should be an urgency to getting the ball out early as well as using pre-snap movements more often to mix things up.
It is the coaching staff's job to get the most out of the players and their abilities on the field. This week against Cleveland will test their ability to maximize the talent on this team after gathering some intel in Week 1.