These New York Jets are not the team that Rex Ryan thought he was building. They are not effective at running the ball, and they are not stopping their opponents when on defense. Plain and simple, they are not the most talented team Rex has had here in New York regardless of what he claims.
However, after an inconsistent offensive showing in Miami, one thing has been a pleasant surprise, thus far. On a team that was said to have zero playmakers at the receiver position and a very troubled offensive line, both units have stepped up.
Austin Howard has been more than any Jets fan could ask for, solidifying an offensive line that already boasts three Pro Bowlers from last season. With the extra time in the pocket, Sanchez has thrown the ball downfield noticeably more this season, and at times, it has paid off big.
Jeremy Kerley seems to be reaping the benefits of this, showing he may be the big-play spark the Jets have needed in recent years. This past week, Holmes finally showed glimpses of the playmaker he was in his first season when he teamed with Sanchez.
There has been a lot of optimism in the passing game, and that's without Sanchez's favorite receiver, Dustin Keller, who is expected to return to the lineup this weekend against San Francisco.
Continue reading to see continued analysis and statistic projections for the Jets offense this week against a stout San Francisco 49ers defense.