mornhingweg certainly has had his share of success as an offensive coordinator in the league. The eagles, with donovan mcnabb and michael vick at the helm, had the ability to be a very big play offense at times. With receivers like jeremy maclin and deasean jackson, both with excellent speed and the ability to get down the field, the eagles were able to make some fierce comebacks and blow teams out due to their big play ability for a few years. Mornhinweg's offenses are west coast styled, for short dropbacks and quick throws, but he made sure to take his shots to his big play receivers here and there. when you have guys with that kind of ability, it is something you have to do.
The eagles were pretty successful under mornhinweg until last year, where it really came falling apart. the eagles offensive line was pourous and michael vick was a turnover machine before he got hurt and was out the rest of the year. watching rookie nick foles run the offense doesn't really give you a good idea of what the offense is supposed to look like.
while the eagles had a big passing attack, one issue i have with the mornhinweg offense is that they didn't run the football nearly enough. lesean mccoy was a big weapon and they really failed to get the ball in his hands enough as the year went on. most will tell you that is andy reid's call and influence on the offense, but mornhinweg has to take some of the criticism for not finding more creative ways to keep mccoy involved in the gameplan. with rex ryan a known lover of wanting to run the football, will mornhinweg be able to mix in more of a running attack to mix with the amount of passing he likes to do?
i'VE NEVER BEEN A HUGE mORNHINWEG FAN. I'm not so sure he has the players on this roster to make his offense work. the west coast offense is all about rhythm, timing and accuracy...none of which are mark sanchez's specialties. While there's no guarantee Sanchez will be the qb come september, he's still the best option on the roster right now and i have a gut feeling mark gets one more shot this year to prove his doubters wrong. The jets certainly have a deep threat in Stephen hill, but the man has all kinds of trouble catching the football. santonio holmes quickness and hands will be a big help in this offense, and if the qb can get him the ball, holmes could have a big year. he's made to succeed in an offense like this.
the jets running game right now is very weak, with shonn greene more than likely already gone, leaving only bilal powell and joe mcknight as options in the running game. the jets will certainly have to bring in some people to compete for the starting running back position. either way, right now, the cast of characters on offense isn't exactly mornhinweg's dream crew to work with. he's going to have an awful lot of work to do with these guys in order to make his version of the west coast offense work with gang green.