The Jets have an entirely different staff in 2013, except for Rex Ryan, almost everyone else is new. The team brought in new quarterbacks coach David Lee, and new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
With his new staff in place–although the coach has maintained that Sanchez will have competition in 2013–Ryan thinks turnover-machine Mark Sanchez can succeed this season with his new coaches. “You have a combination of Marty Mornhinweg and David Lee as coaches. That’s a heck of a start. So I believe Mark needs to erase his hard drive. It’s new. He’s got to be excited about it,” said Ryan. As he and Jets fans should be. With Mornhinweg, the old-fashioned boring Ground and Pound offense is out, and hopefully a more exciting offense will be seen this 2013 season.
It has also been reported that Sanchez has reached out to Jeff Garcia, who did well under Mornhinweg. Sanchez hopes to get together with the former Pro Bowler to learn the West Coast offense.
That’s great and all, but, didn’t he reach out to Chad Pennington last season to learn more about Tony Sparano’s offense? How did that work out?
Mark reaching out to Garcia gives him a head start with the new playbook. Whether it will give him an advantage will remain to be seen. Both Lee and Mornhinweg are great fundamental coaches, and may polish up the struggling quarterback. Sanchez played horrendous last season, but the Jets don’t have many other options available at the quarterback spot–especially with their salary-cap situation.
The Jets and their fans are hoping these new coaches work out and can get the offense’s problems fixed.