If you don’t know by reading this site: we are big (all around) Jets fan @FloppingOut- so after watching that pathetic showing against the Oakland Raiders last week, followed by last nights debacle in Baltimore – We need to vent – We’re SWEATING – We just ate 2 Chicken Cutlet Wedges…HERE WE GO (now we are not going to attack the defense in this article even though they need to get better, BUT ARE GOING AFTER ONE OF THE SHITIEST OFFENSES IN FOOTBALL)…
Through a quarter of the 2011 season the Jets offense SUCKS. We rank 25th in total yards (308.0 yards/game) 16th in passing (237.0 yards per game), and 30th in rushing (71.0 yards per game). Now you’d think with a roster filled with guys like Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, Derrick Mason, Dustin Keller, Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson and what used to be the best offensive lines in football…that it’d be at least top 15-18 but it isn’t it SUCKS and is UNACCEPTABLE. Look we watch a ton of football @FloppingOut….more than your average fatty sports bar owner– I can PROMISE you that. And we just need to say that we’ve haven’t seen an offense in 2011 as INCAPABLE of putting points on the board as this year New York Jet offense. We have watched the Tavaris Jackson led Seahawks, the Colt McCoy led Browns, the REX GROSSMAN LED REDSKINS, the Kyle Orton led Broncos, and EVEN THE ANDY DALTON LED BENGALS have a functional/better offense than this Jets team. IT IS DEAD serious and DEAD true. Just watch for yourselves, just don’t expect to be entertained. Just think about it, if not for the Jets special teams and a defense against Luke McCown this team would be 0-4. That is how bad it has been, play after play, for the New York Jets offense this season.
Fatty Nick speaking here: I personally have said it for 3 years now….this offense is not being coached properly. That is where it begins. The Jets have scored 1 touchdown in the past 17 first quarters. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS TEAM DOING FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY? Seriously. How can you come out and have no idea what you’re doing? THAT IS COACHING. I know it’s typical to blame the offensive coordinator when things aren’t going well…I do, but this is the one time I jump on that bandwagon. Actually you know what, I think I started the Brian Schottenheimer sucks bandwagon. Since that 2008 Jets/Broncos game on November 30th when the Jets had Favre with an 8-3 record–in the cold pouring rain, the score was 0-0 and Schotty’s offense runs a reverse out of the wildcat. Gadget player/special teamer Brad Smith tried to give an end around to Jerricho Cotchery in the driving cold rain, inside our own 20 yard line, and the give was miss-handled… the Broncos picked up the fumble and scored. That is the play that ended the 2008 season. Yeah….that ONE PLAY started my revolt against this clown.
Pretty crazy to look at one play and say this guy needs to go, but there are plenty of MORE TRUST ME. Take last night for example– the Jets just turned over the Ravens on a strip sack by Aaron Maybin at the Ravens 30 yard line. The next play rattled Sanchez and a beat up O-Line come out and run a PLAY-ACTION BUBBLE SCREEN. We’ll say that again… a PLAY-ACTION- BUBBLE SCREEN. Now let me ask you guys this – What is the point of a play-action? Yup to get the defensive backs to think run, bring them a step or two up, to give a receiver an extra step to beat his guy down field. Okay, what is the point of a bubble screen? Yup to get the ball out QUICKLY to a receiver so that he has time to catch it and turn it up field when a defensive back is 5-10 yard off the line of scrimmage. So why run a play-action, to force a DB to come up , and then throw a bubble screen? You basically play INTO the defense’s hand. Why delay a play that is supposed to be one fluid movement? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE PATS RUN A PLAY ACTION, THEN THROW IT TO WES WELKER ON A BUBBLE SCREEN? NOT EVEN ONCE. ARE WE CRAZY (YES) or did that really happen? Oh guess what the outcome was (no thanks to a god awful pass by Sanchez who couldn’t complete a pass if his GQ fold depended on it) a pick-6….game, set, match.
Let me ask you this….we had a beat up OL right? We had a QB who was clearly rattled sitting in the pocket right – I mean he couldn’t handle a snap all night? We had no running game what so ever right? So where the hell are the designed boot-legs? Where are the HB screens? Where are those slants that we have built our lame offense around? Pick me, Pick me… I KNOW…This all happened when an offensive coordinator loses all trust in his quarterback. Enough trust that he won’t allow him to throw it 20 yards down field. Do you know Sanchez only threw the ball over 15 yards ONCE LAST NIGHT. ONLY ONCE AGAINST THE RAVENS OUT OF ALL TEAMS. Yeah Schotty, you ain’t gonna hide behind your dad in this one, we know you don’t trust your quarterback. The same guy you traded up for just 3 years ago.
If you’re a Jet fan (I’m guessing you are or you watch them enough to keep on reading this) you know what our bread and butter is right? Ground and Pound baby (Rex Ryan voice) right? Not anymore. We lost Tony Richardson, we lost Damien Woody, we lost Ben Hartsock (yeah I said it) we are a chuck the rock team baby. Now our offense consists of trying to run the ball through the pass with an idiot designing and calling the plays. 5 yard comebacks you got em shotty, 5 yard outs got em again Shotty, a terribly developed bubble screen THERE YA GO SHOTTY, a play-fake slant SHOTTY MUST’VE FOUND THAT IN A JOSH MCDANIEL NOTEPAD WOW SHOTTY!
Brian Shottenheimer is a disgrace to the offensive coordinator position in football. He never opens up the field, never comes out in bunch formations, doesn’t know how to design a 5 wide receiver route where guys aren’t bumping into each other, doesn’t know how to utilize play action even if his team is running the ball well, doesn’t understand that you have to throw deep to get the defense to BACK UP, doesn’t get that if a corner is playing 15 yards off the ball pre-snap you can do a quick WR screen to pick up 5 easy yards, doesn’t know how to get the ball to one of the best receivers in football, doesn’t know how to construct a no huddle offense. I mean this guy doesn’t know how to do SHIT. Now take look at the some of the better offensive play callers/designers in football: Sean Payton, Josh McDaniels, Cam Cameron, Jason Garrett, Charlie Weis, Mike McCartney, Mike Mularkey, Kevin Gilbride etc…They are all nerdy, smart, usually older men who have some sort of smarts about them when it comes to designing/calling plays. Now if you saw the Jets Hardknocks and talked to people in the organization like fatty @NickSpano does, you’d know that Brian Shottenheimer is not smart and should be coaching tight ends because all he knows how to do is pump up the volume in his voice. Now wonder when this moron left being the quarterbacks coach in San Diego, Phillip Rivers had his best years.
I also want to know what Shotty plans to do with Plaxico Burress? For the redzone and down field balls right? I mean the way Shotty is using him, you may as well pay a practice-squad bum $150,000 to run routes – at least they’d get off the line of scrimmage. Yeah…I don’t totally blame Plax who still has to get his jail legs off, I blame the offensive coaches. How can you expect to maintain leadership on the offensive end with guys from jail, fill-in’s and rookies? Well all know this offense is dying for a leader right now, one who has the balls and the background to come out and make people ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. Hopefully this semi- meltdown by Derrick Mason, who was signed for one year from Baltimore, turns into one for the seasons sake. Take a look at what he said. Listen specifically at :13 seconds in when a reporter asked him “like the QB” after Mason says “somethings need to get better”.
Fatty Nick speaking again: I was on twitter last night when this debacle was going down and I came across a tweet that really opened my eyes. Remember David Clowney? Only some of the sickest Jet fans will remember this guy. The preseason MVP. Erik Ainge to David Clowney baby, who needs Manning-Harrison, Brady-Moss….this combo was DEADLY in August. Anyway, this guy Clowney was on and off the Jets roster more than Lindsay Lohan in rehab. He is a guy who had all the talent in the world but a football brain the size of a M&M. So when he tweeted about Schottenheimer’s offense being predictable…that leaves me with more skidmarks than a ’1964 Bel Air Chevrolet, with a 327 cubic-inch engine and a four-barrel carburetor (Mona Lisa Vito hot accent voice).
Fatty Nick still speaking: I agree with the Clown 100%. This offense is so predictable it’s not even funny. What’s even worse is that a former player is saying this, who is not even in the NFL right now. I promise you (you can ask the 8 other idiots I watched this game with and they can vouch for me) that I know 80% of the plays just by looking at the formation. If Patrick Turner is in on offense….watch where the motion him…the run is going right behind him. If they’re adding another offensive lineman to the package, it’s a run behind that guy baby. No confusion, no fakes, nothing. The proof is in the pudding with this guy. Now I will give Shotty this…he comes up with some credible run packages and schemes. Obvious, but still credible. When they used to motion my guy Braylon Edwards in and run away from his side….that’s a good play. 3rd and 1 you have the RB go over tackle and give it to the FB up the opposite gut, that’s a good play call. The fake dive, pitch to Greene outside…great play call. A lot of the counter schemes were great plays. But even that right now is all gone. Blame the OL, blame Sanchez for keeping 11 defenders on the line of scrimmage, fine….but when you want to take the Jets hat on and put a hardhat on…..its all coaching.
NOW ON TO MARK SANCHEZ. Mark Sanchez is in his third year in the NFL and you know what they say about a QB in his third year…”it is make or break time kid.” Now to be totally honest Mark is not getting any better. After last nights debacle of a performance, ya know where Sanchez almost had to be peeled off the turf at M&T Bank stadium…this Mark has thrown for 1,005 yards, 6 TD’s, 5 INT’s, 55.1 comp %, 75.9 passer rating (28th), has 4 lost fumbles, and sadly enough has the 30th QBR rating in the league only in front of Kerry Collins and Blaine Gabbert. That is unacceptable for a QB is in his third year making his 39th start (including playoffs) in the NFL.
His career numbers aren’t any better: 35 TD/38 INT, 54.5 comp %, 71 passer rating. Yikes. Look I don’t want to turn this into a “rip Mark Sanchez” article because there are plenty of those articles out there (just go on ESPN) but I am here to call out just how bad this offense as a whole is and that starts with the QB. Oh here is one more quick Sanchez stat for ya….did you know Mark Sanchez had a 0.6 QBR last night? That is the lowest EVER in the 3 years the stat has been recorded. Raiders QB Andrew Walter was 2nd with a 0.9 in 2008 vs Carolina. Not exactly great company Mark. Now we at FloppingOut are far from writing the kid off, in fact we like Sanchez a lot. He has won more playoff games than any quarterback in this teams illustrious () history and has led this team to two straight AFC Championship games (whether the defense had a bigger say in it doesn’t matter) where Sanchez has made some big plays in big spots. But time to GROW UP KID.
NEXT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT the staple of the Jets PAST offensive success: the OFFENSIVE LINE. Now at a point last year this group WAS considered the best O-Line in all of football. But now the Jets offensive line is one of the worst in all of football, as it has transformed into 5 revolving doors and not worth a shit. I know Nick Mangold (the best C in all of football) is out and he is the QB, signal caller and heart of that group, but it’s bigger than Nick. It’s the weekly preparation, it’s the pride, it’s the heart inside of a man to say “fuck this, I’m not getting embarrassed out there.” I mean without Mangold, the Jets STILL have pro-bowler D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Brandon Moor, Matt Slauson in there, and yes even Wayne Hunter who Rex Ryan said last year is “the best back-up tackle in football.” Well I can tell you right now Wayne Hunter is not the best anything tackle in football, and these other guys who have been playing together for 2 years need to man up cause they are getting destroyed, and worst of all can’t read a blitz if it was handed to them on a sheet of paper.
Now nobody knows what actually is going on, but all we do know is that the Jets front office let Damien Woody go coming off an Achilles injury this offseason because GM Mike Tannenbaum OBVIOUSLY didn’t think he could play anymore. Mistake number one Mike. Next we lost one of our more flexible lineman Robert Turner in the first preseason game against Houston, and had to rely on second year BUST, a.k.a the Haitian sensation Vladimir Ducasse (who should be serving beef patties in Grand Central station). Ducassse was drafted in the second round out of UMASS, Mike Tannenbaum’s alma mater, who for your information plays against defensive tackles that weigh about 260lbs tops. Now when Ducasse played in preseason he sucked and you’d think Tannenbaum would have tried to sign an offensive lineman with Turner out…but no the Jets didn’t even attempt to sign a veteran free agent. They didn’t even work one out. Instead they relied upon second year 2011 6th round pick by the Green Bay Packers (traded to the Jets on Sept.3) Caleb Schlauderaff, and undrafted free agent Colin Baxter to pick up the slack. Last night that slack turned into a pile of dog shit as it became one of the most pathetic offensive line showings of any team all season. Coaches shuffling around lineman in between plays, centers playing guard one play and center the next. And of course Ducasse “not being able to stop a nose bleed” (Bart Scott voice). Even Bill Callahan, one of the best offensive line minds in NFL history couldn’t stop the circus from coming to town.
The Running Game: Well with this offensive line only Barry Sanders would be able to run the ball so…But Shonn Greene is not who we thought he was! People need to forget about that rookie playoffs, and understand that Greene has done S H I T since then. Last year he was supposed to be the guy and had only 766 yards, 2 tds, 4.1 yards/carry and only 1 100 yard rushing game (against Buffalo who gave up 100 yards this week to a felon in Cinicinnati). And this year Greene is worse with only 157 yards, 1 TD and 3.1 yards/carry leading a 30th ranked rushing attack. Now can we get LT going again like last year, probably not. My man is old, but he can still make plays in the passing game, assuming we get a passing game.
But the guy that might have get things rolling is a guy that fatty @NickSpano has been raving about since the day he got drafted, and a guy who has been the lone bright spot on the Jets this season (besides Revis who is not human) Joe McKnight. I mean whenever this little fuck gets on the field he makes something good happen. Whether he is blocking punts, making tackles/forcing fumbles on special teams (like he did last night), returning a kickoff for a TD (like he did last night – longest in franchise history) or even getting pressure on a QB through a CB blitz (like he did last night – which btw was more pressure than anyone on the Jets has put on QB all season)… Joe McKnight MAKES PLAYS. Now you’d think the Jets would have at rewarded Joe’s play last night with ONE CARRY. BUT NO. Lets keep seeing if Shonn Greene will hit the line of scrimmage and carry 8 guys on his back into the end zone. Now today Rex told the team that “Ground and Pound is back” and they are scraping the pass heavy offense. This will either be a blessing or will catastrophe.
So what should change:
- Quarterback: Sanchez aint and shouldn’t go anywhere. This is our franchise QB, who has been playing real bad but it is not all his fault. He has that clutch gene about him, which not many QBs have… so until we make some changes with the other areas of our offense hold the dogs…
- Offensive Coordinator: Might sound crazy but I’d give him a 2 weeks before YOU CAN EM. You know and I know the Jets aren’t going anywhere with Shotty, especially if Shotty doesn’t have a top 5 running game behind him, which he won’t this year. I mean you can’t get any worse, YOU JUST CAN’T. If we can get someone NEW in within the next couple weeks, it will be just enough time for him to implement his system – in time for the end of the season and playoffs, assuming we get there. At this point I’d hire anything…
- Ruuning Back: Keep Shonn Greene as the starter but it is time to give McKnight a shot. Or else look to sign someone in free agency, there are running backs everywhere.
- Offensive Line: Wait till Mangold is back, and see where the line play goes from there. If they still suck, call up Woody please…the guy is not only legit but is a great leader who has been on numerous winning teams…
Now we all thought this was the year we could finally take that leap we’ve been waiting for since 2002 and win the AFC East, get a bye week, and a home playoff game – ALL in hopes of making that HUGE step that the most of us have been waiting for our whole life (old timers since ’69). But at this point we can’t do anything about it (not that we ever really could) but we can only hope that some changes get made (SHOTTY GONE) We’ll be here…same seats, same shirts, losing our minds and voice next Sunday. Please don’t make it all for naught, and please get rid of that fuckin` asshole who had more confidence in Brad Smith playing quarterback than Mark Sanchez…