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For the last six years the Jets had a questionable offensive coordinator in Brian Schottenheimer. Prior to 2011, the skill level he had on the different offenses overshadowed his horrible play calling ability. But when he was given an arsenal of weapons in 2011, it was evident that he could be given that caliber of offense.
In order to remedy the situation and try to get Super Bowl ring before the window closes, the Jets added Tony Sparano to their offense. After the first few weeks of Sparano working with his new offense, it seems he was just the man the Jets needed at offensive coordinator all along.
One thing Sparano does, which Schottenheimer failed to do, is bring identity to the offense. For the last three years the Jets' motto was "Ground & Pound," and last year all Jets fans heard was about getting back to that system of offense—something the team never did. Sparano has already made it clear through his work with other teams in the past that he is a "Ground and Pound" kind of man and expect him to do the same to the Jets in 2012. With an offensive line and backfield like the Jets have, there is no reason why Sparano should not be utilizing them.
Not only will Sparano bring back the aspect of the offense that made the Jets so successful in years like 2009 and 2010, his great work ethic has been felt throughout the team. During minicamp Sparano made sure to keep the offense's tempo going, while mixing his play call, which would help the offense in high-pressure and time-sensitive situations, while keeping the defense on it's toes and working, something Schottenheimer did not do last season, allowing the defense to become complacent during practice.
So far, the Tony Sparano addition to the offense has done nothing but shine a positive light on the New York Jets and show that the unit is moving in a positive direction.