Russ’s Rants – Earth To Rex - - Stop Ignoring The Offense
The Jets are not the ’85 Bears, they aren’t even the early season version of this year’s team? Why? Because my worst fears has been realized. The Jets head coach has given offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer full reign and let’s just say in my world he would be gone.
On 4th and two at a key point in the game he let Brad Smith try and run on the Wildcat? Really? The Dolphins laughed at that call because Smith has thrown two passes in two years in that offense.
How about punting from in front of the 50 because your kicker can’t make anything over 45? They had a chance to fix that situation and they didn’t.
How about all the dropped passes and fumbles and interceptions? Blame the players but also blame the coaches for the lousy schemes at times.
Mark Sanchez was in the midst of making a potential comeback in that game and the line was clearly breaking down and yet the team wasn’t in max protect? Why? How many times can the QB run for his life at the end of a game?
Ryan is only worried about the offense, like his dad, when his dad was the head coach of the Eagles they had many of the same problems.
The Jets are losing in December which is the “Kiss of Death” in the NFL; ask John Facenda, he spoke about it.
If the Jets don’t simplify their offense this week against the Steelers, in Pittsburgh, a place where they have never won a game then their season may just go up in flames after all.
Making the playoffs is one issue but a bad seeding is almost instant death in the NFL. If the Jets want to prove that they are a Super Bowl contender then they will win this week’s game. If they lost this week’s game then they will probably will end up like the ’86 Jets. 10-6 after going 10-1 and losing in the playoffs to the Browns, yes the “Gastineau” play, we all remember that.