John Morton made his debut Sunday as the Jets’ offensive coordinator.
FLORHAM PARK — John Morton won’t reflect fondly on his NFL offensive coordinator debut — a 21-12 Jets loss Sunday at the Bills.
The Jets gained just 214 yards — their fewest since Week 6 in 2014 (204 yards). In Buffalo, the Jets managed 38 rushing yards. That’s a losing formula for any football team on any level.
The Jets’ top two running backs, Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, ran just six and seven times, for 16 and 22 yards, respectively. Quarterback Josh McCown, no Hall of Fame gunslinger, threw 39 mostly short passes. The Jets ideally want to establish more of a running game than this.
The Bills loaded defenders near the line of scrimmage and dared McCown to beat them downfield, as the Raiders surely will do this week. But these so-called loaded boxes shouldn’t really matter, said Forte.
“I mean, whatever,” Forte told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday. “I’ve faced that my whole career. It’s not too much of a factor. We were really kind of one-sided in the game. It wasn’t a balanced offense [with running versus passing]. It wasn’t just …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports