Nothing draws an overreaction quite like Week 1 in the NFL, and the Jets’ loss to the Bills on Sunday has gotten plenty of people panicking.
Some of the concerns about this team are legitimate, but I think people are going a little too crazy worrying about the offense. The unit only put up eight points on Sunday and looked disjointed at times.
This was the first game in a new system against a very good defense. The offensive line had not played a snap together in a preseason game and it showed as it struggled to pick up Buffalo’s blitzes. Every area of the offense except Le’Veon Bell seemed to have a breakdown at different times.
If the line didn’t stumble, the receivers ran the wrong routes. If the line held up and the receivers got open, Sam Darnold made a mistake.
It was a bad debut for Adam Gase’s offense, but that is exactly what it was — a debut. The hope for the Jets has to be that the issues that showed up Sunday can be fixed with more time together.
It did not look like a talent issue on offense Sunday. It looked like execution issues. Those can be fixed.