There are not nearly as many secrets in the NFL as the culture of paranoid coaches and front office executives would lead you to believe. One thing about the Jets that has become no secret two games into the season is this: Geno Smith their rookie quarterback is not yet quite ready for prime time.
The quickest way to protect Smith and allow him to flourish while reducing the risk of making too many game-changing mistakes (see his three interceptions in last Thursday’s loss to the Patriots) is to play good defense and run the ball effectively.
This is where the Jets as they prepare to play the 1-1 Bills Sunday at MetLife Stadium are conflicted. Their new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg wants to pass pass and pass some more.
This is a complete reversal of the philosophy Jets coach Rex Ryan successfully employed in 2009 when he carried mistake-prone rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez along for the ride to the AFC Championship.
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