After spending years in the same exact offensive system run at a frustratingly slow pace these Jets are excited to pick up the tempo and find a rhythm and an identity as an offensive unit. With ex-offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer the Jets ran a slow paced offense based around meaningless pre-snap movement that did little to confuse defenses, but managed to confuse the offense plenty.
How many times over the past few seasons did you see Sanchez finally get into a rhythm moving the ball down the field and into field-goal range only to see Schottenheimer call a Wildcat play or two straight obvious runs into the teeth of the defense putting them at third-and-long and wasting a perfectly good drive? How many times did Shonn Greene and company tear off runs of four yards a clip in close games only to have Sanchez inexplicably drop back 40 plus times (think Giants game last season)?
How often did you see Sanchez have success when throwing on the move? But instead of more rollouts and bootlegs, Schottenheimer insisted on forcing Sanchez to stand in and pass from a constantly collapsing pocket. (more…)