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No Need To Panic Over Offensive Woes

Football season is here, and after the green and white scrimmage, there seems to be a little panic.

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Last night a frustrated Geno Smith fired the football into the end-zone in frustration, this was moments after being sacked on a 4th and goal. Trying to extend the play on a bootleg from the 1 yard line, Smith was brought down to end the offensive woes of the Jets and ensure the defensive players were walking off the field with their head held high. It's frustrating, we have brought in some shiny new offensive toys, and we want to see them in full flow.

The quarterbacks finished with pedestrian numbers. Geno was 7-14 for 84 yards and Vick was 7-13 for 47 yards, although he did add 35 yards on the ground.

However now is not the time to worry. For all the negatives we throw at the offensive output, lets throw some positives to the defensive players. Offenses often start slower than the defense, that's just pre-season football and I expect it to continue on Thursday as we take on the Colts. We having one of the best front sevens in the league, and I'd argue with anyone about that.

If in the third pre-season game, we are still laying a goose-egg on the scoreboard, then we can start to worry about it. Instead look at Hill's positive catch to cap off a very impressive week. The fact that Greg Salas is pushing for a roster spot with an impressive performance. That Vick came in and moved the chains with his legs, extending plays and keeping Geno on his toes.

Chris Johnson was quite (five carries for 14 yards), but he came through on his surgically repaired knee without any trouble, remember this was his first live game action since the operation. It would be foolish to look at the numbers this early in my humble opinion and if you are panicking......well leave it until we have something to panic about, as right now I don't think we do.