In years past, the Jets had trouble holding onto the ball on offense, which led to the team struggling more than they should have against other teams … in some ways playing down to the level of competition. Tony Sparano made it clear in talking with the press Thursday that he is very focused on minimizing the turnovers this year for the Jets, according to the NY Post.
“It’s going to be critical. We’ve talked about it now for a couple of weeks. From day one the emphasis has been taking care of the football. You look at the history in our league and there aren’t too many teams that are playing in late January, February that turn the ball over a bunch of times.
“It is something we’re talking about daily in our meetings.”
Too often in the past three years the Jets have put the defense in bad field positions through turnovers. While the defense has played well and had a number of takeaways in the past few years, it’s been negated by the offense and the turnovers they’ve created. Simplifying the offense and focusing on execution is going to be key for the Jets and Sparano’s offense. I’m glad to hear that they’re making this a point of emphasis during this offseason.