The Jets’ biggest offensive weakness is easy to find

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Jets’ offense has plenty of issues right now, but the biggest one is obvious — the offensive line stinks.

The line could not stop the Patriots’ pass rush (five sacks allowed) and could not open holes for Le’Veon Bell (1.9 yards per rush). The line has not played well yet this season and it is dragging the offense down.

Wide receiver Robby Anderson seemed to point the finger at the line after the 30-14 loss.

“I don’t think we’re collectively getting a rhythm. It’s just hard,” Anderson said. “It starts up front and it goes from there.”

He’s not wrong.

The offensive line did not have any time together in the preseason and that has affected communication, but the Jets have five veterans on the line who have to figure this out.

“I’ve played 13 seasons,” center Ryan Kalil said. “I’ve been on every kind of team you could think of. The bad teams I’ve been on, some of them have been a talent issue. I don’t think that’s the case here. I think we’re not playing well together. That’s what we’ve got to do. A lot of it is technique stuff. A lot of it is being more disciplined and playing faster.

“It’s not a scheme problem. I’ll tell you that. The schemes are good. They really are. There’s criticism about being creative, but it’s tough to be creative on third-and-18. That’s on us. We said all week to beat this team you’ve got to stay ahead of the downs and we didn’t do that.”

The Patriots got to quarterback Luke Falk with four-man rushes and even one three-man rush.

“We’ve got to address some things,” coach Adam Gase said about the line. “We’ve got to figure out what’s going on. We’re not in sync. We’re not doing a good job of working together. We’re kind of all over the place. We’ve got to get that fixed.”

Gase would not rule out lineup changes.

“It’s been frustrating,” guard Kelechi Osemele said. “I think there have been guys that have been playing well individually in different games. Just all as a group, as five, have not come together and put solid games together. I think that’s the mistakes what we need to figure out.”

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