It's the 2-minute warning. Here's Jetfighter from SB Nation's New York Jets blog, NY Landing Strip.
tommasse: Not surprisingly, Eric Mangini seems to have completely revamped the Jets defense. What's been done with the offense? Is it going to be more of the same and count on the D to keep NY in games? Will they throw or run first, or does it depend on the opponent?
Jetfighter: You are absolutely correct. Beside trading for Thomas Jones, signing Darian Barnes, and drafting Jacob Bender and Chansi Stuckey, those are all the new heads in the O. The Jets believe (and I pray) that Pennington struck an accord with Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery and that Brad Smith and Leon Washington will develop into big contributors.
Its funny because for the O versus the D, it was the Jets offense that kept the Jets in about 6-8 of their games. The Jets had a rough time adjusting to the 3-4 and luckily Pennington and Co. learned enough about first year OC Brian Schottenheimer's offense to squeak by.
As for running or throwing, it really all depends on the team. Eric Mangini does every game plan week to week, and the team wasn't even allowed to talk about the next week's opponent until the next week. Mangini is an aggressive attacker, so if he finds the opposing team's front 7 weak, then TJ will have a monster game, and if the back four are soft, then Penny will use TJ again to set Penny and open the airways.
tommasse's retort: I don't know about the Jets offense keeping them in that many games last year. The defense was 6th in the league in scoring; the offense was 18th -- and they made the playoffs. Defense wins championships. I think Mangini is simply biding his time with the offense (with Pennington more or less a place-holder) and building the defense he wants to make this team competitive in another year or two. That's pretty much the way he learned it with Bill Belichick in New England.
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