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

The Jets need to make these five changes on offense
NY Jets, Dalvin Cook
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4. The NY Jets must give Jeremy Ruckert more snaps

Jeremy Ruckert is the best blocking tight end on the Jets' roster. Not only that, he's actually received the highest Pro Football Focus run block grade of any tight end in the NFL through two weeks.

One would think that the Jets, looking to attack a susceptible Cowboys run defense, would lean on Ruckert a lot in Week 2, just as they did in Week 1. That wasn't the case, however.

Ruckert played just five snaps for the Jets on Sunday. Meanwhile, C.J. Uzomah was once again a focal part of the Jets' offense, playing three times as many snaps as his younger counterpart.

Uzomah finished with the worst PFF run-block grade of all 79 tight ends in Week 2. He's a liability in pretty much every aspect of the game right now. Ruckert needs to be playing over him.

3. The NY Jets must give fewer snaps to Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook is, for all intents and purposes, washed. Those who watched Cook's film from last season and paid attention to the advanced analytics would know that, and anyone who has watched the Jets this season is probably aware as well.

Cook ranks near the bottom in pretty much every running back statistic through two weeks. Out of 45 qualifiers (min. 10 rushes), Cook ranks 40th in yards per attempt, 41st in PFF rushing grade, 41st in rushing yards over expected, and 36th in yards created after contact.

Cook's -1.71 RYOE (rushing yards over expected) ranks fourth-worst in the NFL. Meanwhile, Breece Hall's 5.8 RYOE is far and away the best in the league. No other running back has more than 3.42 RYOE.

Cook is a fumble-prone low-end RB2 who is bad in pass protection. That's just what he is at this stage of his career. He should not be the Jets' lead back. Even if Hall is on a limited snap count, the Jets should give more of Cook's reps to Michael Carter.