The New York Jets' vast inconsistency on offense could promptly lead to a seemingly inevitable pitfall in 2013, despite previously showcasing positive characteristics that define a winning football team.
Gang Green features a reputable defense that mostly enables the team to compete against any team in the NFL, regardless of major mismatches. The Jets have effectively neutralized several key playmakers on opposing offenses this season from breaking out for monstrous performances, such as Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.
However, the Jets' glaring lack of fire power on offense seldom allows the team an opportunity to play out in front. New York's biggest first-quarter edges this season came at home against the Bills (3-5) and Patriots (6-2). Their lead was seven points, respectively.
For the Jets to quickly develop into a team that isn't forced to rely on game-winning drives in the waning moments of the fourth quarter with a rookie quarterback under center, certain improvements need to be made.
Sustaining some element of consistency on offense is going to be the determining factor in whether the Jets can uplift themselves to the brink of playoff contention in the season's stretch run.
The following slideshow examines five key points of emphasis the Jets need to improve upon to become a more formidable offense in the season's second half: