New York Jets: 5 Lessons to Take Away from Training Camp so Far

Talib BabbCorrespondent IAugust 20, 2012

New York Jets: 5 Lessons to Take Away from Training Camp so Far

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    The New York Jets have been a circus act for the past few months, and that has continued in training camp. Now that the regular season is coming upon us, the true Jets team on the field is beginning to show itself.

    Rex Ryan has held off on the Super Bowl guarantees, and for good reason. His team has many questions and uncertainties, but there are a few things we can take away thus far.

    Here are five of them.

No. 5: Weak Receiving Corps

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    The Jets have a poor receiving corps, and that is a terrible thing—especially when they have two average quarterbacks to choose from.

    They have a solid No. 1 receiver in Santonio Holmes, but that will not be enough to compete in the AFC. It has come to the point where they are letting CB Antonio Cromartie take a chance at becoming a receiver.

    It shows that they are in desperate times right now, and lack talent in that area.

No. 4: Weak Offensive Line

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    The Jets' offensive line used to be one of dominance. Now that does not look to be the case heading into this season.

    They allowed two sacks in 14 first-team snaps in their first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. They then allowed seven sacks against the New York Giants.

    With no receiving corps, they will need their offensive line to protect. Maybe they can have a lethal running game, since they will not have a strong passing game.

No. 3: Poor Offense

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    In two preseason games, the Jets have yet to enter the end zone. They have only nine combined points in two games.

    Yes, it is only preseason. But if the first, second and third team cannot get a touchdown, then that is a major problem. It looks grim for them offensively. No weapons and two inconsistent quarterbacks spell disaster.

    If they do not tune up in these next two games, they will have a long season ahead of them.

No. 2: Solid Defense

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    If the Jets have anything to save them this season, it will be their defense. Their defense has looked good so far in the preseason, and they have also revamped their secondary.

    They have two new veteran safeties, Yeremiah Bell and the hard-hitter Laron Landry. Those are two great additions to an already good defense.

    Now they have one of the best secondaries in all of football, and the entire defense will be called upon often to make big stops.

No. 1: Quarterback Drama Continues

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    Both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow have looked equally inconsistent in the first two preseason games. Neither of them have played well enough to prove why they should be starting.

    If anybody should be playing better of the two, it's Sanchez, because he is the starter for now. If he continues to play so shaky, fans will let him know and call for Tebow.

    Neither player has separated himself from the other talent-wise, and this will put Rex Ryan between a rock and a hard place at some point during the season.