The regular Jets offense isn’t too dynamic, so Rex Ryan made a request of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer last week.
The team practiced it all week and used it quite a bit against Washington with average results. The Jets ran seven times out of the formation for 26 yards, including a touchdown by Shonn Greene.
“I think it’s tough to defend if you’re not really focused on it,” Ryan said on Monday, admitting that it was his idea to make it a big part of their attack.
Ryan also decided that only Jim Leonhard willnow return punts from now after a streak of fumbles.
“He can catch it in a hurricane,” Ryan said of Leonhard.
Things have calmed down some in New York after two straight wins. Guard Matt Slauson admits that the team had to make adjustments after the loss to the Broncos.
“There was a point after the Denver game where it did seem like the panic button had been pressed a little bit,” Slauson said Monday via the New York Daily News.
The best thing thing the Jets have going for them, other than their pass defense, is a very advantageous schedule. They don’t play another team with a winning record the rest of the season.