New York Jets 2013 Season Preview: Why Play-Action Pass Will Be Key

July 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As we approach the 2013 season, you won't hear too many pundits referring to the New York Jets and success in the same sentence. I'm not here to tell you that they'll contend for a playoff spot either, but there is a ray of hope for respectability. With Rex Ryan's usually solid defense, it all will depend on the offense.
Behind the league's top offenses, you will almost always find elite quarterback play. But with good coaching and a solid running game, you can hide average signal-callers (See: 49ers with Alex Smith). Whether it's Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith under center, average play is all that one could ask for.
With the additions of Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson, we should see a much better running game in New York. While that won't magically make the quarterbacks into elite starters in this league, Mark Sanchez was much more effective as a passer when Thomas Jones was around. If the Jets are going to win games, they'll need to establish the play-action pass to hide some of...

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