Most people look at a scrimmage game in a number of different ways. It’s the traditional offense versus defense with bragging rights to see who gets the better step on the other. This past weekend during the annual Green and White scrimmage game, the New York Jets put on a show for over 7,000 fans in attendance. Needless to say, most fans expecting to see a potent offense went home amazed that the Jets’ offense failed to produce a single touchdown.
There has been much hype around the Jets these days, especially with all the new weapons they added on offense during the offseason. Whether it was because athletes wanted to save it for when it really mattered or they didn’t want to overexert themselves due to injury risks, the Jets’ offense was terrible. They only produced two field goals overall and couldn’t even score on a goal-line attempt of only one yard. That’s right, just one yard separated the Jets’ offense from scoring at one point and they couldn’t get it done. Is it time to press the panic button?
This scrimmage game has opened the eyes of many, especially for offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Now, much more work is ahead for the Jets’ offense to be able to execute, but there is plenty of time left before the regular season starts. There really is nothing to tremendously worry about since it will take time for all the kinks to work out. It’s also worth mentioning the offense didn’t have all their starters in place the majority of the time, so obviously everyone playing wasn’t used to it. Either way, the Jets’ offense can only improve from here on out.
At the end of the day, consistency is key. Even though this was just an annual scrimmage game, the Jets’ offense lacked the punch everyone was so desperately looking forward to seeing. It served its purpose, though, since now the Jets have experienced in somewhat real-time game conditions which screws to tighten up for everything to come together. Hopefully that’ll happen sooner rather than later.