Jets OC suggests team will go pass-first
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is one of the leading proponents of the ground and pound offensive philosophy, but it appears his team will move in a new, more dynamic direction on offense this season.
Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg plans to install a pass-first offensive system, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
"Who said you need to be balanced?" Mornhinweg said. "You score points throwing the ball."
Mornhinweg served as offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2006 to 2012, overseeing some of the pass-happiest offenses in league history.
The Jets had roughly a 3:1 pass:run ratio in their preseason opener.
The Jets still haven't named a starting quarterback for Week 1, but it appears either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith will have plenty of opportunities to sling the ball around the field. Who will catch the majority of those passes remains to be seen.