Everyone knew a potent running game was coming, and it was showcased for the football world to see in preseason form. The New York Jets won their first football game of the preseason 13-10 against the Indianapolis Colts, and showed just how committed they were to running the football consistently.
With this preview of just how aggressive they will be rushing the football, everyone can only expect to see more coming as the regular season awaits.
Running back Chris Johnson scored the Jets’ only touchdown of the game and showed no signs of injury or decline. Daryl Richardson led the rushing attack with 27 yards. All rushers combined for 101 yards on the ground and showed that the Jets are serious about wearing down their opponents. Head coach Rex Ryan plans to stick to this tried-and-true strategy all season long as it will aid his team in winning plenty of football games this season.
The overall game plan for this upcoming season is to eat up a lot of time off the clock, as well as wear down opponents by running the football effectively. If the Jets stick to this heavy dosage of hard-hitting running, it will open up everything else on offense. Play-action plays will work wonders if the running game is successful, especially in close football games.
Overall, it was nice to see the Jets backing up their words by not diverting away from what they spoke about all season long. With a talented group of running backs, as well as both quarterbacks in Geno Smith and Michael Vick able to run the football well, the Jets’ offense will be soaring in no time.
This time though, it’ll come from the ground.
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