New York Jets Will Feature Downfield Passing Attack In 2014

By Luis Tirado Jr.
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When you have a dominating running game, you should also be able to have an incredible deep ball attack. The New York Jets plan to commit to running the football via a ground-and-pound style on offense this upcoming season that should work wonders towards success. They made sure to bolster their running back situation and will be expected to have a heavy workload that should result in winning plenty of football games this season.

What about the passing game though?

With an expectation of running the football about 70% of the time on offense, when it comes to passing attempts the Jets plan to focus on going deep to really bring a new dimension to the team. The best teams know if they want to find great success, they must be able to execute both on the ground and through the air.

Wide receiver Eric Decker will have a very important role in this style of offense since he has what it takes to truly have a breakout season. Sure, he might not have quarterback Peyton Manning anymore, but Geno Smith is ready to make this Jets’ offense something special again.

Smith has gotten rave reviews so far in training camp and is expected to let go of the past and focus on a brighter future. What most people may not know about Smith is that he’s pretty effective when he passes the ball deep. If the Jets can run the football effectively, their passing game will also be greatly elevated. When it comes to play-action kind of plays, the Jets should definitely excel when throwing the ball deep, especially if they can throw off defenders who take the bait.

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is definitely going to focus on turning the Jets into playoff contenders again, especially when it comes execution. He’s known for taking a few more shots down the field than most at his position but he believes that players will step up and perform to their highest potential.

Who knows, maybe in this new kind of offense, wide receiver Stephen Hill who has been inconsistent for the past few years, can finally live up to his potential and become a new threat against opponents. Overall, this West Coast offense has the potential to be something very special if it all comes together as expected and everyone contributes to the greater picture.

Expect a nice turnaround on offense for the Jets this season since all the pieces are in place for a great year ahead. With a deep ball attack and a huge running game waiting to be unleashed to the masses, the Jets are headed in a winning direction.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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