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A year ago, Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was burdened with the task of salvaging a respectable offense out of a ragtag group of offensive players that included a rookie quarterback.
Now, Mornhinweg is armed with a plethora of weapons to work and a pair of experienced quarterbacks to take the Jets into the upper echelons of offensive football.
Last year, Mornhinweg and the Jets played a never-ending game of musical chairs at the receiver and tight end position. With players like Eric Decker and Jace Amaro in the fold, the Jets have weapons—not liabilities—that they can count on to win one-on-one battles.
To put icing on the cake, not only is Geno Smith a year deep in Mornhinweg's system; Michael Vick gives the Jets added insurance of being able to step in and play without missing a beat if need be.
However, with greater resources comes greater expectations. No longer will mediocre offensive football be tolerated—the excuse of having to work with a rookie quarterback and a depleted group of skill position players is no longer valid. If Morhinweg is truly the offensive guru he has built his reputation on being, he needs to prove it in his second season under Rex Ryan.
Mornhinweg and his offense need to produce up to their potential for the Jets to live up to expectations this season. Otherwise, Mornhinweg may find himself back in the offensive coordinator job market next offseason with a damaged resume.