The are many question marks surrounding the New York Jets football team this season. It is a huge year for Rex Ryan if he plans on being the Jets head coach next season.
On offense this year, the Jets will struggle to score points. Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez will have a tough time leading this team with limited weapons at their disposal. However, it is key for the quarterbacks to not turn the ball over if the Jets want to have any chance of winning football games.
Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will be the two featured backs in the backfield for the Jets, but neither has established themselves as an every down back.
The Jets have a fury of questions at wide receiver and tight end. Santonio Holmes is still not a 100 percent from his injury, leaving little experience at wide receiver. Stephen Hill needs to have a bounce back year and Jeremy Kerley needs to be more consistent.
At tight end the Jets will rely on the aging knees of Kellen Winslow Jr. as well as Jeff Cumberland, who looked good in the preseason.
The Jets’ offensive line gave up 47 sacks a year ago, something that will need to improve if they want to keep Geno Smith and/or Mark Sanchez healthy.
On defense, I expect the Jets to compete as always. They have a good, young front seven but have a lot of new players in the secondary. If Dee Milliner and Kyle Wilson can help out Antonio Cromartie as well as Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson sustaining a pass rush, the Jets will be fine against the pass. The Jets’ defense will have to keep teams from scoring to help their offense and will be relied on to score points or create turnovers to put their offense in an easier position to score.
All in all I think the Jets will battle for Rex Ryan but they don’t have enough talent to win more then 6 games. Expect the defense to fight week in and week out, but the offense won’t be consistent enough to compete for a wild card spot.