Nov 27, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg along the sidelines during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 38-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Can New Jets Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg Fix their Woeful Offense?


Oct 28, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg talks with quarterback Michael Vick (7) during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets’ offense hasn’t been too good in the past few years, but this past season things took a turn for the worst and their offense was…well, it was terrible.

What do the Jets do to fix it? Fire Tony Sparano and hire new offensive coordinator–third one in three years–Marty Mornhinweg.

Was it a good move?

Mornhinweg was the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator for the past seven seasons before joining the Jets this offseason. Out of those seven seasons, the Eagles offense ranked in the top 10 five times. But, at the same time, he was also blessed with talent at the skill-position–something he will not inherit with the Jets offensive roster.

What Mornhinweg brings to the table, though, is that he’s known to be a quarterback guru. And after this past season’s quarterback fiasco, his expertise will be of great help to the struggling Mark Sanchez. Mornhinweg’s pass to set up the run approach is a breath of fresh air, moving away from the old-school ground & pound approach that Rex Ryan loves.

Hiring the ex-Eagles OC is definitely an upgrade from Tony Sparano, but can he improve the Jets’ offense that ranked 30th last season? They do have a lot more problems than just quarterback issues.

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