While Marty Mornhinweg saw a number of positives in the offense’s preseason debut against Detroit, the Jets first-year offensive coordinator wants more explosion plays and more points from his unit.
The quarterbacks got off to an accurate start, hitting on 69% of their passes for 292 yards. But Sanchez’s errant screen toss in the first quarter resulted in a pick-six and a Lions strip sack of McElroy led to another three for home club.
“We have to score more points than that period and we gave ‘em 10 points. We didn’t score enough points,” Mornhinweg said. “That’s the big picture look at it and then we get into all the details how we’re going to get that accomplished.”
“The false start and the holding calls — we just have to get that corrected,” Mornhinweg said. “It's very difficult in this league to overcome too many penalties. We only overcame two of them.”
Among the great signs Mornhinweg saw in the preseason opener was the play of both
“I’ve seen a great progression with both of those spots,” said Mornhinweg. “Now we have to stay healthy there and we have to keep after it every day mentally.”
Gates suffered a head injury this week in practice and may be questionable for Saturday’s matchup with the Jaguars.
Slightly disappointed in a rush offense that amassed 37 yards in Detroit, Mornhinweg featured two-back sets on 13 of 16 attempts. The Jets got a lift this week with the return of
“You have to give him great credit. He has taken that thing and ran with it,” said Mornhinweg. “He had one just outstanding run where he made one man miss and broke a tackle. He’s just excellent in the pass protection as well as the passing game. He’s done a heck of a job.”