In Week One, the Jets offense looked like an offensive juggernaut and while that continued right at the very start of the game against the Steelers, it seemed to come to an abrupt end when the Jets quarterback was leveled with an illegal hit by Lawrence Timmons. After that, Sanchez was just 6-22 the rest of the day with most of those completions actually coming in the waning minutes of the game when it was well out of reach.
With Rex Ryan dismissing questions as to whether or not Sanchez was hurt during the hit, the question is now which is the real Jets offense?
Ryan thinks that it’s closer to the one that we saw in Week One, but that more importantly, in both weeks the Jets offense has minimized turnovers at all costs.
“I’d like to see us at a higher percentage level,” Ryan said. “There’s a lot to do with it, not just Sanchez. We’ve got to catch the football better. Routes have got to be crisper. There’s a lot of things that go into it. But I was happy with the fact that we never turned the ball over. At times, I thought Mark really threw the ball well.”
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comWhile the Jets offense wasn’t connecting on their passes and everything Ryan said above is true, there wasn’t the raft of bad decisions made by Sanchez during the game that we’ve been so used to seeing in years past. The Steelers coverage was a lot better than anticipated and the Jets receivers just didn’t rise to the challenge. Hopefully with the Dolphins coming up and them without an airtight secondary, the Jets passing attack will poised to get well at the Dolphins’ expense.