What am I missing here?
All the commentary I see, hear and read about the Jets focuses on how bad the offense is going to be this year. Most of this seems to be based on what happened in the first three pre-season games - games that have historically proven to be meaningless, and in which most of the main receiving corps barely played.
Last year, the Jets scored 377 points, thirteenth in the league - not great, but above average. Which players are missing from that offense? Burress, who couldn't get any separation and failed to draw double-teams (and can't get a job with another team this year). Wayne Hunter? (No comment). LT? He was obviously on his last legs. Matthew Mulligan? (I think I'll just stop here).
We have a new OC, a new wildcat specialist to fill the void left by Brad Smith, and a starting QB who is in better shape and is playing with a chip on his shoulder.
The offense won't lead the league, but for a team with an elite defense, it should be good enough.