Can the Jets develop a high power offense like most of their competitors have?
From what I seen in the preseason this don't seem very likely to happen. The key is getting off to fast starts. Something as fans we really endure last season. The other issue is red Zone efficiency. The Jets feel Plaxco Buress is the answer to this issue. I disagree, I think its more play calling. The Jets need to learn to go after mismatches more often then trying to keep defenses off balance. The third factor is Sanchez raising his completion percentage. Starting games with quick slants or outs should help Sanchez in this department, it also takes the game out of his hand giving his receivers the chance to make plays with YAC. He got four good/great proven receivers inccluding Keller, however, they need to do their part and help Sanchez too.
Can Cromartie do his part and shut down his assigned receiver making the Jets corners the top duo in the league?
There is a lot of dislike towards Cromartie among Jet fans. I'm not one of them, I believe he played great at times for the Jets last season and at times he played stupid. I can think of only one game where he got dominated and that was the first Miami game against Brandon Marshall. My answer to that is that was against Brandon Marshall. He shut down Brandon Lloyd who was tearing the league up before he met Cromartie. I can also add Randy Moss, Chad Johnson, and a few others who had average days or worse against Cro. As Jet fans Revis has spoiled us. We feel either or the Jet corners should give up passes. As the other corner opposite Revis, Cro was challenged a lot last season, I feel he did a great job and will be better this season. The one thing I hope is Cro holding when his man gets a step on him, seems like he gets caught every time.
Can Pace be that double digit sack specialist the Jets crave?
Didn't see too much out of Pace this preseason. Pace had 8 sacks in 2009. Not bad considering he only played 12 games missing the first four due to suspension. Last season after missing the first four games again because of an injury to his foot, Pace only had 5.5 sacks. It was told he never recovered fully from the foot injury and was only 20% healthy last season. So its put-up or shut-up for Pace this season. I personally think Pace is an decent pass rusher, but he needs that animal on the other side that could crave most of the O-lines attention. Westerman is not that animal, sure hope he proves me wrong (Westerman).
Can the Jets establish a home field advantage at Jet-Life stadium?
The jets lost three games last season where they gave up 10 points or less.They lost a game against Atlanta the season before 10-7 What makes this more embarrassing is all three games plus the Atlanta game were at home. If they win those games, they would had finish 14-2, probably still had to go to NE, but Pittsburgh would had to come to new meadowlands stadium. I remember a game two years ago at the meadowlands against NE where Brady had trouble hearing, couple with a great defensive effort, the Jets won 16-9. I hear the new stadium is not as loud as the first one. Thats a shame, because if they go 8-0 at home and 4-4 on the road, that's 12-4 and a great season in my opinion. I really like opinions on this one, can the Jets establish a home field advantage?