After an up-and-down start to the season, the New York Jets have settled into a pattern, and it’s not a good one. In The past couple of weeks, the Jets have been playing exactly the way everyone expected them to play before the season started: horrendous.
Going into this Sunday on a two-game losing streak, the Jets had plenty to fight for. The Jets had a chance to snap their losing streak and get back on track to fighting for that last wildcard spot. Instead, the team failed to show up in all three phases of the game again, drowning in their incompetence.
One phase that is really hurting them? An all too familiar mess: their offense.
In their three consecutive losses, the Jets have been outscored 79-20, and for the second straight week, the Jets failed to score a touchdown and could only gain 177 yards on offense; there were more dropped passes, lack of a rushing attack, and Geno Smith completed only 4-of-10 passes for 29 yards and an interception. The Jets were outgained 453 yards to 177 and the Dolphins had 25 first downs to the Jets’ 10. This entire offense has been grounded since their bye week.
So how can Rex Ryan and the Jets organization fix it before it is too late and the team misses the playoffs for the third year in a row?
The Jets have a paucity of offensive playmakers, an offensive line that can no longer block, two rookie quarterbacks and a fossil for a quarterback that make up this unit. From the looks of it, it can’t be fixed, and the Jets will be watching the playoffs from home … again.