On Saturday the New York Jets let the quarterback battle sort itself against the New York Giants. Needless to say, Geno Smith made some critical errors in a short time span. On Monday August 26, the Top 10+1 Sports Blog wrote a piece on how the Jets can make the playoffs this season. While Geno Smith was part of two touchdown drives, including one touchdown pass, he’s not ready to play full time during a regular season game. Yet, that doesn't mean he should be barred from seeing any action.
The first question to ask is, do they really think the Jets can make the playoffs? Well, who thought the Colts, Redskins, or Seahawks were making the playoffs last season? Every season takes on a life of its own. However, Top 10+1 has an unconventional method to garner a postseason berth.
This must be contingent on Mark Sanchez’s shoulder of course. First of all, they state that New York has to go to a “dual quarterback” system in 2013. According to Top 10+1, “They need to play each game like a basketball game.” They believe if the quarterbacks can split time like point guards, the Jets will be able to maximize the play at the quarterback position.
As unorthodox as the two quarterback system may be in terms of NFL action, this may be suited for the Jets perfectly. There are so many times that Mark Sanchez erases all of his good deeds on one bad decision. This way, there’s a real chance to limit mistakes.
If the Jets did go this route, I would advise them not to change quarterbacks within the same possession, unless it’s something special.
The Jets play Philadelphia on Thursday in the final preseason game. They begin the regular season against Tampa Bay on September 8.
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