Tony Sparano hopes video presentation will spark Jets' offense
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Tony Sparano purposely presented the video of Saturday night's loss in a way that would resonate with his players. First, he showed them snippets of plays that were botched by critical errors, then cut-ups of merely average plays. And finally, the Jets' offensive coordinator ended the session with images of standout route-running, blocks and receptions.
The goal of yesterday's video gradation, he said, was to show his offense where it has gone wrong this preseason and what it should correct going forward.
The Jets are the only team in the NFL that hasn't scored a touchdown, with just nine points in the two games.
After more than 30 practices, the offense isn't quite so "new" anymore, Mark Sanchez said. And as a result, they should be executing better.
"We're called an offense. We have to be on the offensive," the Jets quarterback said. "We have to score points. That's the bottom line."
The Jets totaled 148 yards in the 26-3 loss to the Giants and had eight penalties for 76 yards. But despite their anemic offensive showing, Sparano isn't worried that it will affect his players' psyches.
"This group isn't really short on confidence," he said with a laugh. "They're a pretty confident bunch of guys."
Sparano said the scoring droughts and mistakes have been good teaching tools. Nevertheless, he said touchdowns would be a big boost. "You want touchdowns because you want to see the kids smile," he said. "You want to see some validation on what it is that we've been doing and how hard they've been working."