Originally Posted by Mainejet
You've definitely got that right. Going long with Schotty was a lost play. So were roll outs/play action.
That said, first of all, you cannot sell play action if you cannot create at least a threat of a running game. You cannot go long unless you are generating some sort of offense, the defense will sit on those routes.
But Schotty did release Sanchez much more than in the past. It had been said that he "took the handcuffs off Sanchez". Well, based on the results, I think they should have kept Sanchez cuffed.
Now, I'll leave the blame game up to you to decide. I think it was Sanchez as the primary culprit with an assist from Schotty.
The fact still remains, he gave Sanchez much more decision making power at the LOS and Sanchez responded with 26 turnovers. That's not good.
But like I said, I believe the Jets recipe for success is with a good running game and great defense. That is nothing different from in the past. We should only trust Sanchez more if we find out he's understanding the new offense well and making good decisions with the football when he's given chances. He hasn't shown anything to indicate he should be trusted right now.
I'm hopeful Tanny gets another OL, that will help immensely. I'm optimistic that will happen.
I agree with all of this for the most part......if we can't run the ball effectively we won't win.
I like our stable of RBs they all do some different things well......But if you wanna run a true "ground and pound" you don't have a Wayne hunter on your team starting, you don't have zero blocking tight ends, and you do have a bruising workhorse feature back IMO
As for the Sanchez handcuffs thing......it's a common misconception that the media would like you to believe.......Yeah we threw the ball a lot more, but who cares when all of the passes are check downs, 4 yard outs, and 7 yard comebacks all damn game long???
I want us to roll Sanchez out of the pocket way more to hit some deeper crossing routes, and try for some long bombs and deep posts off of playaction.......That would be taking the handcuffs off....Something we have yet to see