The 2013 New York Jets regular season is here.
An interesting preseason reached its conclusion Thursday night at MetLife Stadium and little more than a week remains before the ball is kicked on Sep. 8. There are a lot of things we know about this team and there are many questions.
"The one thing I’m extremely happy about is how I feel this team is coming together," said head coach Rex Ryan after his club closed its summer slate 3-1 with a 27-20 triumph over the Eagles. "I think this team is really meshing together. And as I said before, this is what you want as a football team — you want your whole to be greater than the sum of its parts, and I think that our team is, and we’re going to need to be. We recognize that, but we have to be all in together, and I feel like our team is really coming together like that."
The Green & White could have one of the best defensive fronts in football with
"I think it’s maybe a little too close to call. We’ll see," Ryan said of the young duo. "Certainly, we’ll evaluate it all on tape. We know we have a couple good football players there. Both guys had their moments today as well. So, we’ll look at it, study who the opponent is and maybe it comes down to opponent-specific as well, but we’re happy with both those guys."
Heading into the preseason finale, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg had the Green & White in the summer top five for scoring (26 points an outing), total offense (385.7 yards per game) and passing yards (301.7 a contest). He is creative and finds the mismatches, using a variety of personnel along with multiple formations and shifts.
The Jets break in two new guards on the offensive line as veteran
Wide receiver is not void of talent either and the Jets will get a major boost when
Speaking of special teams, Gates takes over Joe McKnight as the top kick return man. New York’s AFC representative brought in two veteran kickers — Billy Cundiff and
But the biggest question remains. The situation at quarterback is unsettled.
The Pewter Pirates are coming to town and they’re bringing No. 24 with them. After four exhibition contests Off Broadway, the Jets are back on the big stage next week.