One thing I took out of yesterday debacle the explosive returns by McKnight and Kerley. Kerley had two great punt return while McKnight had a much needed kick return when Cro went out of the game.
Green and LTD had pretty decent games running and catching the ball, especially LTD with his 74 yard catch.However, this offense needs McKnight to not only be given some runs (preferably outside), he also needs to have some plays in the passing game. I see McKnight in the backfield on first down, motioning out of the backfield being matched up with a LB too slow to hold him. This is guaranteed to happen mainly due to teams being in their base defense trying to stop the run on first down.
The Jets have no receiver that can stretch the field. They had one last season, but I've learned to move on. Kerley could possibly be that deep threat this team needs. I believe his 40 time was around 4.6, so he's not a burner, but do you only have to be fast to take the top off a defense? Well, yeah, you do, but not if you can learn to be deceptive in running your 9 routes. To tell the truth, the best way to use him is to try end around and bubble screens. The object of these plays is to make the first tackler miss, then let your blockers help you get in space. Kerley is elusive enough to have these plays called for him.
If these two become successful in making the Jets more explosive, it will open up the offense for the Jets other players due to teams now game planing for these two. So come on Jets, add these two to the game plan while no team is thinking about them.