The conservative, weakly-engineered rushing mindset put forth by the New York Jets offense is downright offensive, especially to Sam Darnold.
FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY—Just when you thought they may have shut you up with solid performances, they go right back to showing regular face. It’s how many currently feel about the New York Jets offensive line.
The unit entered the 2018 NFL season ranked 31-of-32 franchises, per Pro Football Focus. Some understood the unflattering rating while others thought the veteran group deserved to be somewhere in the middle of the pack. After two dominating home victories over the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts, consecutively, suddenly, the Jets O-line looked pretty damn powerful.
No more praise. The terrific performance was the exception, not the rule.
The following is an example of a team desperately attempting to run a conservative offense suited for the 1980s rather than today’s aerial show for offensive pass-makers.