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With Rex Ryan controlling the defense, Mike Martz as the offensive coordinator will vastly improve the New York Jets.
The problem lies in the offense not moving the ball consistently enough to help out the defense. For the season, the Jets ranked No. 21 in passing offense and No. 22 in rushing offense.
The Jets averaged just 312 total yards per game and scored 23.6 points per game—No. 13 in the NFL. This number may seem high, but they were held to under 20 points in each of the final three games.
Additionally, Gang Green went 2-6 on the road and just 3-3 in the AFC East.
Simply put, the New York Jets have no chance of ever ousting the New England Patriots without an offense that can score consistently. Their defense can most definitely minimize the damage, but the offense won't help out unless a guy like Martz comes in.
Also, the Miami Dolphins are clearly a divisional opponent on the rise. So, if the Jets don't pursue Martz, they will fall even further back in the AFC East.
Rex Ryan is a solid defensive head coach, but the Jets need an explosive offense to keep pace with the Pats and surging Dolphins.
Otherwise, the Jets will revert way back to the days before Keshawn Johnson was drafted.