Link: Jets much improved on offense

Are the Jets one of the most improved offenses so far this offseason?

Earlier this week, Chris Wesseling of NFL’s Around the League stated that he believes the Jets to be the third most improved teams.

Vick adds legitimacy to Marty Mornhinweg’s offense. The QB’s injury history is less of a concern with Geno Smith as a capable backup with potential. Don’t be surprised if Decker produces the best statistical season by a Jets wide receiver since Laveranues Coles’ glory days. Ford is an intriguing flier if he’s finally over foot and knee injuries. I can’t get this dominant 2010 performance out of my mind, when Ford racked up 306 all-purpose yards in an overtime victory — followed up by 316 yards two weeks later.

The next step is adding speed in the form of Chris Johnson, who is expected to be released by the Titans on Friday or very early Monday morning. The Jets widely are viewed as the favorites for his services.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

We do think that Eric Decker is going to be a major boost to this offense, but with the Draft still ahead, the Jets would be wise to add an early pick at the receiver position.  2010 is one thing, but that was in Ford’s rookie season and he’s struggled to build on those early returns.

The Mike Williams trade changes the landscape of the Draft.  Now there’s one more team serious about adding a receiver that is well ahead of the Jets.  Mike Evans will likely move off the board sooner than expected and if the Jets are looking at receivers it could change the availability of players by the time their turn to pick comes.  




75 comments
McGeorge
McGeorge

The Jets addressed a key need - WR - so they did ok.

Vick is a 1 year band aid, maybe 2 years - and I don't consider that a long term solution.

The Jets will be better offensively, but they haven't done much to improve over the long term.

The Jets need to hit it big in the draft, getting a good #1 WR, and another good starter.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

The Pats have improved their team substantially this off season. All they have to do is draft  run defense and they will be solid as solid comes. As Long as Brady has a few more years left, they will be the team to beat. So far they have widened the gap in the East this offseason.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

The Jets could well be among the most improved offenses by the end of the off-season, but they haven't done nearly enough to earn such praise as of now.   Let's be honest...it would be hard NOT to improve an O that's been this bad for so long...and adding Decker is just one step in the right direction.   


But we're still two top (and diverse) receivers, a #1 TE and a 3rd down WCO back short of a full arsenal, so Idzik's got plenty more work yet to do. 


jetlife814
jetlife814

and people crying about  john idzix not spending money he gotta keep mo and company together mo is on a contract year

jetlife814
jetlife814

there are some guys in the draft that can take this team to a few more wins

jetlife814
jetlife814

and im not worry about the pats because there not going to throw it agains revis there going to run  it all day 

jetlife814
jetlife814

thats some good speed in the backfield

jetlife814
jetlife814

vick is going to have a big year for us belive it or now mke  vick runs a 4.3 cj 4.2 c.i 4.4

jetlife814
jetlife814

if the jets make this move for cj and a good draft i see them going 11-5 hands down

kniff
kniff

Fun fact;    We get Vick, Breno, and Patterson, for the same 12M that the Pats got Revis for.

jetlife814
jetlife814

the jets are going to get cj2k @jake100  the reason i say so is because  chris ivory runs hard and he is going to get hurt they need cj2k to change the pace and be that speed demon there missing

yankspride
yankspride

Why the debate on which position the Jets should go in first round,  second round??  Just pick the best player available and it fills a need at the same time. This draft class has been said to be the best in the past 20 years.  If the Jets feel the same, then moving down and landing more picks within rounds 2 - 4 is the best course of action. Round 1...pick up WR or CB.....either or.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Looks like most fans are satisfied with the off season with a chunk not happy, but holding out that Idzik will pick it up a little. It was more optimistic than I thought, but I did expect a chunk to be leery.  http://poll.pollcode.com/11315383

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I have a feeling that CJ will not be Jet. He wants a primary role and the money the Jets pay for him will be at or below the other few teams that are interested. Atlanta seems the best option for him, as he will have more of a chance at a larger role. We will find out manana.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I think in the near future, that I will get/pay for a subscription to the stats in PFF. I will be dangerous and feared now, LOL

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Bent, overall last season on the combined PFF stats for the oline, how did we rate, Pass blocking vs run blocking? I know Mangold had an off year run blocking and Colon was also in the red. 

WW85
WW85

The Mike Williams trade seems slightly positive for the Jets. Buff may be less inclined to go WR with their pick. The Bucs were always going WR anyway. Probably changes nothing.

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

@jake100  I personally don't think their offense is that scary anymore. 

levi
levi

@jake100  Brady is slipping with age and his weakness has always been he gets shaky under pressure. The Pats are loaded and usually are but the Giants proved get to Brady and you beat the Pats. Hopefully Mo and Co. can get to him early and often.

yankspride
yankspride

@jetlife814  

I know some Bills and Miami fans.  We are in agreement.............beat the patsies......then every team for themselves.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@jetlife814 @jake100  If Ivory gets hurt who will be the bruiser power back then? CJ is terrible between the tackles. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100  


21st in pass blocking, 31st in run blocking.


Colon's overall grade was -1.1.  He was 4th in pass blocking but 59th (of 81) in run blocking.  Everyone underrates Colon.  I know some people wanted Schwartz or Asamoah, but I think see Colon as better than both, although I recognize that he's more of a stop-gap than they would be.  Still if they can find a starter in the draft, this is the perfect situation.


Mangold's overall grade was -0.2.  He was 3rd in pass blocking but 31st (of 35) in run blocking.


Over the last five games, Mangold was back to his best, +11.4 overall.  For context, the top center had a +18.9 grade for the whole season.


It's pretty evident Winters' struggles sunk the run blocking grades across the board.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @jetlife814  He said "mo and company".


I think Coples, Mo and Richardson will cost well over $30 million per year to keep all three if they all continue to play like they have so far.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Fitting. The guy who cries about the unlimited holes on the team also bashes the team for how they go about filling those holes intelligently and responsibly. 

kniff
kniff

@jake100 @kniff  Well I hear ya Joey, I would have rather locked down Geoff Schwartz for the equivalent of 4M per year, than get Vick at 5M....


A killer Guard, and 1M still in the coffers.......sigh

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

@jake100  only terrible because teams stacked the box like crazy the past few years, especially the last 2 years with the Titans basically having no other offensive threats. I get the statistical delcine but I can see him very very productive when he is not numero uno for an offense anymore. 

jetlife814
jetlife814

@jake100  cj can be in on first and second then u put in c.i  on short yardage

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

@Bent @a57se @jetlife814 Plus we need speed 4.6? how bout ODB n hell produce from day one. Love him in then redzone n how bout go wr to rounds in a row we have a physical possession wr n home run threat. Benjamin is basically what these tight ends are now.

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

@Bent @a57se @jetlife814 I thought i liked Kelvin Benjamin over any other wr other then the top 2 to but where have we heard 6'5 n drops passes n this guys faster n hes on our roster. How bout we work on him considering he was a project. 

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

@Bent @a57se @jetlife814 Lets just get ready for the draft use our picks to get the exact players we need. Save money by not signing Johnson. My opinion ODB n trade back down to get Amaro n from there in idzik I trust.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@Bent @a57se @jetlife814  


It's got to be somewhere in that neighborhood.   This may be driving Idzik's reluctance to spend a lot of $$$ on FA's this year.   A unit this good should be kept together, if possible.   Two things threaten that...being unable to pay them enough to stay and being so unsuccessful as a franchise that they won't want to.    

yankspride
yankspride

@jetlife814

While I'm not adverse to trash talkin when trolling patsies fans go to threads like the NYPOST and NYDN to beat down on the Jets (that was your attempt at talkin trash...right??).........the current patsies may be overrated when compared to the top 5 teams in NFL, but they are not overrated in a weak AFC East.  Overrated??.........not till they are dethroned........and better if the Jets can be the ones to do it.

harold
harold

@kniff @jake100


We actually got Vick for 4 million per year., Patterson for 2.687 million, Breno for 4.4 million and Colon for 2 million so for 13.187 million (against cap only 11.4 approx.).  So we did pretty well.  Schwartz is not a better tackle than Breno (if you sign Schwartz as a guard you still need a tackle) and you would still have to pay a quality backup similar money to Vick.