With Week 6 of the NFL season underway, theNew York Jetssit at a measly 1-4, all while still holding a roster full of solid players on both sides of the ball. But how can an offense that ranks in the middle of the league in yards/gamebe tied with the woeful Tennessee Titans' offense for 24th in the league with 18.4 points/game?

It starts at the top.

After Jets Offensive CoordinatorChan Gaileyreunited with his former quarterbackRyan Fitzpatrickfor a second go around on a differentNew York team, Gailey helped Fitz have a career year in 2015 (31 TDs, 3905 yards) through great and timely play-calling.

After the Jets let RB Chris Ivory walk to the Jaguars last offseason and signed former Bears RB Matt Forte to replace him, fans drooled at the pairing of Gailey's spread offense and two quick and accomplished pass catching backs in Forte and the existing Bilal Powell. But the play-calling this season has been much more predictable and safe, leading to lower offensive numbers, after being 11th in points/game last season.

Fitzpatrick hasn't helped his own cause though, already throwing 10 interceptions this season to just 15 all last year, andalready matching his fumble total of five from last season, in justa third of the amount of games. Another issue has been Fitz's tendency to toss up contested balls to his big receivers in 6'3"Eric Deckerand 6'4"Brandon Marshall.

But with Decker having been out the last two games and now placed on the Injured Reserve with a season-ending torn rotator cuff injury, those throws have, so far, been very predictable for defensive backs covering Marshall to stop, including a recent interception by Seahawks CB Richard Sherman.

Who can come to the rescue?

With the issues of the offense having been identified, now the question remains of who can step up to take Decker's spot and become a consistent playmaker. The most obvious candidate is WRQuincy Enunwa,who has had a very strong season to date (27/294/1) in his second yearout of Nebraska.Gailey has used himin creative ways this season out of multiple positions, giving him opportunities on screens and up the seam.

Enunwa will likely help take over the slot duties of Decker, due to his 6'2" 225lb size.

After Enunwa, it's an open competition between young wide receiversin Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake, Robby Anderson, and the almost-returned Devin Smith.

  • Marshall has been out the past two weeks, but is expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night. The undrafted Ohio State producthas shown some prowess as a kick and punt returner, whilemaking some nice plays as a receiver before he went down. Although he has two fumbles in three career games, his quickness should help the Jets from the slot.
  • Peake is an intriguing player due to his 6'2" 208lb frame, with strong hands and a 4.45 40-time. His first career touchdown came against the Seahawks on a presumed, by Seattle, dead-ball play, where no one chased Peake into the end zone. Beyond that fluky play though, Peake has shown some ability to get open over the middle, using his size as a shield.
  • AndersonandSmith are very similar players, both lanky and speedy at 6'3" and 6'1" respectively. Smith is nearinga return from a torn ACL from last season, while the rookie Anderson has been thrown to deep a few times in his short five game tenure with the Jets. Both receivers give Chan Gailey the ability to try and blow the top off the defense with their top-end straight line speed.

Although the Jets use tight ends in situations other than blocking almost never, newly acquired ex-Buccaneers TEAustin Seferian-Jenkins may be the dark horse of this race.

Jenkins produced reasonably well last season in Tampa Bay (21/338/4), but since he was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft, he has been considered a goodpass-catching TE prospect. Although he has had some character issues with two DUIs since 2013, Brandon Marshall has been helpingJenkins to reach his full potential.

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