Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NY JETS and Plax Will Make Offense Fly

After Plaxico Burress' first game action in over two years in a 27-7 Preseason NY Jets win over the Cincinnati Bengals, it is evident that Rex Ryans' 2011 Jets will be more of an open offense than just a typical Ryan pound and ground attack. Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer must be licking his chops with the talent the Jets offense has this season. Three great receivers in Derrick Mason, Santonio Holmes, and Burress, as well as having Ladainian Tomlinson out of the backfield, the solid TE Dustin Keller, and good depth at running back with Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight and Tomlinson as 3rd Down specialist. If the offensive line can be effective after key injuries to versatile backup Rob Turner (broken leg) and RG Brandon Moore, and the retirement of RT Damien Woody - a necessary feat for Mark Sanchez, as well as the running game, to succeed - the offense should be a force to be reckoned with around the NFL. Jets skill players will be on the top of everybody's Fantasy Football list this year.

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Rex Ryan has traditionally been a grind it out with the running game, use the passing game to keep you honest, and play good aggressive smash-mouth pressure defense kind of guy. With the acquisitions of Burress and Mason this off season and Holmes already established as Sanchez's go to guy, Rex Ryan will not be able to resist giving Schottenheimer more freedom to think pass first and run second, at least some of the time. It would be too much of a waste in resources not to take advantage of their experience. These receivers are gonna give defensive backfields fits if they stay healthy and Sanchez has time to get rid of the pig. Schottenheimer will be like a kid in a candy shop. Shonn Greene should be a great compliment to the passing game if he stays healthy too. Greene's success is also dependent on the offensive line's status.

All in all, the NY Jets should resemble more of a West Coast kind of offense in 2011 with the likes of an improved, seasoned Sanchez throwing the ball to Holmes, Burress, Mason, Keller, and Tomlinson. Look out Joe Montana and Jerry Rice! Here comes Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, and Plaxico Burress.
J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!