Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell helped power a rushing attack that gained 212 yards last Sunday — and could be a sneak peek at what the Jets’ opponents might have to deal with on a weekly basis.
The formula for the New York Jets to beat the Green Bay Packers is quite obvious: establish the power running game on offense and apply consistent pressure on defense.
I’m not dismissing the possibility that the Jets will roll over the Raiders and their rookie quarterback, but I’ve been fooled so many times in the past that the following tenet is ingrained in my soul: Beware of high expectations.
The wish list for the Jets’ offense was simple, yet ambitious. Playmakers — real difference makers — were needed, and general manager John Idzik went shopping during the offseason.
The consensus seems to be the Giants are rancid and the Jets are rising. In Wall Street vernacular, the world is bullish on the Jets, but bears on the Giants. But haven’t we heard this before?
Ever think that an NFL team could face a “must win” situation in Week 1 of a 16-game season? Well, for the New York Jets that could very well be the case as the team faces a daunting schedule in Weeks 2 through 7 and cannot afford a slow start.
Chris Johnson is going to be asked to do a lot for the Jets this season. So far, he’s shown that age is just a number and he’s capable of being what he once was.
Smith is brimming with confidence, and with that comes increased respect in the locker room. The bottom line, though, is the success — or failure — of Rex Ryan’s team could depend on Smith’s performance this season.
Is the idea to revamp “ground and pound” or for the Jets to strive for balance on offense? We will find out soon enough.
Anyone else tired of hearing about cornerbacks? The Jets need to start doing their defense a favor by moving the ball and putting up points like a 21st century NFL team.
Despite the talk of competition, it seems this is Geno’s job to lose. Michael Vick was listed as the backup, and third-stringer Matt Simms had the edge over rookie Tajh Boyd.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith isn’t just bigger and stronger this year. He says he’s quicker, too.
Marty Mornhinweg might be the not-so-secret key to the New York Jets’ success this season. Yep, even more than Geno Smith. Or, Michael Vick. Even Eric Decker, Chris Johnson and the offensive line.
The way Chris Johnson sees it, anyone who sleeps on him this season is in for quite the disappointment.
Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.