Originally Posted by JamesR
SAR - last year we did see the O put up some decent games (high 20's, 3 games 30+). Granted these were against the 'lesser' teams (KC, Jax and the likes) but we did score.
Given that we have a more favourable schedule this year (IMHO at least) don't you see hope that we might win quite a few games by decent margins?
The Jets have far fewer legitimate threats on offense this year, not sure who exactly is going to scare a defensive coordinator.
Be prepared for the "Curtis Martin Is Old" defense- 11 in the box, make sure you stop the run, and dare Chad Pennington to beat you. Back then the issue was Chad being incapable of hitting a receiver. Today the issue is Mark having no receivers to throw to. And, being honest, I'm not even sure opposing DC's even need to commit to a heavy run stop as Shonn Greene does a very good job of stopping himself.
Ground & Pound team that has no running back. Good quarterback that has no targets. Offensive line with major question marks that won't give either the holes or time to get the job done.
We're worse on O this year than last year, that's why the record will be worse. A great defense means nothing if they hold opponents to 10 and we can only score 3.
0-3 slide last year, 0-4 in the preseason, brutal first 7 games of the year. This is set up to be a rough first month and a death spiral before we can figure out what happened.