Earlier in the week, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez responded directly to Joe Namath’s criticisms about the conservative nature of the Jets’ offense during Monday night’s 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
On Wednesday, Sanchez talked to Michael Kay on ESPN Radio about the inconsistent and unproductive performance turned in by the Jets’ offense. When asked about the conservative nature of the play-calling, Sanchez mentioned that many of the throws were check-downs by him, not simply overly cautious play calls. Sanchez also talked about needing to find the right balance between playing smart and taking calculated chances:
“I think Coach knew that and we wanted to be really smart this first game. I understand where their concern might be and how they wanted to be overly cautious, but at the same time I think all of us know that we want to be able to throw the ball down the field, we have the weapons to throw the ball down the field, and we’ll definitely do that this next game."