The NY Jets aren't the only much-heralded team that is struggling to live up to their potential on the offensive side of the ball. While Nathaniel Hackett can't even get the Jets in the end zone, Ken Dorsey and the Buffalo Bills weren't getting the most out of Josh Allen this season.
While Allen's Bills were piling up yards and big plays once again, the fact Allen leads the league with 11 interceptions was enough to serve as the catalyst for change. The Bills stand at 5-5 despite coming into the year with Super Bowl aspirations, and they haven't been as effective as everyone expected.
The Bills decided a coordinator change could fix their ailments, as they decided to fire Dorsey and Joe Brady (Joe Burrow's soothsayer at LSU) as the interim OC. While it's easy to blame the OC all the time, Dorsey's offense is still one of the best in the game.
While Buffalo was leaving a lot of meat on the bone, the Allen-led offense still ranks in the top 10 in scoring and passing yards. In terms of EPA, Buffalo is third in the league, trailing only the 49ers and Dolphins. This was unacceptable for Buffalo, but Hackett is perfectly fine for the Jets.
NY Jets look worse for keeping Nathaniel Hackett after Ken Dorsey news
Allen assuredly has nice things to say about Dorsey, but the Bills didn't keep him around because their quarterback liked him. The Jets seem to be doing that with Hackett due to the Aaron Rodgers factor, which is slowly sabotaging what was once a very promising season.
The Bills aren't satisfied with a Top 10 offense, yet the Jets are not changing the play-caller or benching Zach Wilson despite having the league's 30th-ranked offense, going 36 consecutive drives without scoring a touchdown, and not scoring a touchdown on a drive longer than one play since Week 4.
Hackett has the best job in the world. He gets to be the offensive coordinator of a team that lets him do whatever he wants, and he has perfect job security because of Aaron Rodgers. Nothing the Jets do will change hearts and minds.
Dorsey is miles above Hackett as a coordinator, but the Bills cut out what they thought was a problem to push for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Jets are circling the drains and acting like everything is all well and good.