Uh-oh. Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg understands he's no longer coaching Steve Young, Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick, right?
Head coach Rex Ryan was not pleased that his OC dialed up just 16 running plays compared to 42 passes in the team's preseason opener Friday. Ryan wants to run the ball more, obviously. But Morninweg doesn't believe your offense needs to be balanced to win.
"Who said you need to be balanced?" Mornhinweg said Tuesday via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. "You score points throwing the ball."
Mornhinweg then went on to say that no matter how the Jets score -- running or throwing -- he just wants to do whatever possible to win.
I think Mornhinweg called that many passes because he wanted to get a good look at both Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith . Plus, the Jets' running game was severely limited with Chris Ivory and Joe McKnight inactive and Mike Goodson still absent from camp. But if the Jets are going to turn into a pass-first offense, I'll probably end up breaking a rib from laughing so hard throughout the season.