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New York Jets offensive coordinator dilemma Nathaniel Hackett enters Year 2 in Florham Park with weighty expectations

New York Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett enters Year 2 in Florham Park with weighty expectations following the offense’s struggles last season after Aaron Rodgers went down in Week 1.

The embattled OC recently told The Official Jets Podcast that the second year of installing the offense allows him to dive deeper into the minutia of the scheme, which hopefully makes things more diverse.

“Anytime you’re in a second-year offense, it’s a completely different feel from when you first start,” Hackett said, via the team’s official website. “You’re installing plays, you’re installing alignments, and you’re talking about guys just trying to understand what they’re doing. Now you can really detail it up. You can talk about the intricacies of the route. You can experiment with new plays, new motions, all kinds of different, fun things. So it’s been really good. I think the guys have really enjoyed it.”

Hackett said that the lessons of last year continue to reverberate as the club prepares for training camp.

“There were a lot of things we had to do and there was a lot of adversity,” Hackett said. “And I think adversity builds strength. And I think some of the experience the guys had, whether it was the young wide receivers, the offensive linemen who were just coming into the building and starting right away, it’s great for being able to put on that game face and feel more confidence.


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