5 offensive changes the NY Jets must make after ugly Week 2 loss

The Jets need to make these five changes on offense
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The NY Jets were soundly defeated by the Dallas Cowboys in all three facets of the game on Sunday. While the expectation was that the offense would suffer from the loss of Aaron Rodgers, the Jets went into Sunday's game with every chance to win.

There was an offensive game plan that could have kept the Jets competitive, especially with Zach Wilson playing mostly competent football for three quarters. Unfortunately, Nathaniel Hackett and the Jets' offensive staff cooked up a stinker.

Poor personnel usage combined with an inability to adapt to Dallas' strengths on defense led to another abysmal offensive showing for Gang Green.

There are a lot of changes that need to be made to the Jets' offense entering Week 3. Here are five of the most significant.

5. The NY Jets must get Mecole Hardman involved

The Jets promised Mecole Hardman an "increased role" when they signed him this offseason. Through two games, Hardman doesn't even seem to have a role in the Jets' offense.

Hardman didn't play a single offensive snap in Week 1 and was essentially a nonfactor again in Week 2, primarily seeing the field late in the game during garbage time. He finished with one catch for six yards.

The Jets have struggled to find ways to stretch the field and threaten vertically on offense. Hardman isn't the answer, but he should be a part of the solution.

Randall Cobb has played 45 snaps this season and has yet to catch a pass. The Jets continue to line C.J. Uzomah up as a wide receiver in certain formations. It's time to get Hardman involved.