WR’s Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason have individually gone to Rex Ryan in the past few weeks to question offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s system.
Despite the fact that the Jets have been pass-heavy during the first month – they’ve thrown it 62% of the time – the receivers clearly aren’t happy with the offense. Their decision to meet with Ryan at different points in the past month is a clear indictment of the offensive philosophy.
“We just grind for everything,” a source told Mehta. “Nothing’s ever easy.”
Despite the organization’s efforts to surround Mark Sanchez with plenty of weapons, the offense has sputtered. Gang Green had only seven first downs, 150 total yards and three points from the offense in the 34-17 loss to the Ravens last week.
Only the Broncos and Steelers have had more turnovers than the Jets’ 10 giveaways (five fumbles, five interceptions) through the first four games. Baltimore scored 24 points off four of them.
The offense is tied for 24th in the league in third-down efficiency and first downs and 30th in yards gained on first down.
“Underwhelming,” a source said.