How will LA Rams Matthew Stafford work w rumored OC Mike LaFleur?
By Bret Stuter
What did OC Mike LaFleur accomplish with the Jets?
Well, the good news is that offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur has been basting in the San Francisco 49ers style of offense for years, and he brought that style of offense with him to run the New York Jets offense. And he had the confidence of his head coach up until the very end.
Mike LaFleur was fired, because New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was completely irate over the meltdown of the team that began the season at 6-3 and then 7-4, only to lose their last six games with a combined scoring effort of just 66 points.
The reality is that the Jets’ offense struggled because the Jets lost gifted running back Breece Hall after just seven games, but who helped lift the Jets to a 5-2 record to start the season. Hall is a 6-foot-2 220-pound thundering runner out of Iowa State, who put up 463 yards and four touchdowns in 80 rushes over the first seven games, averaging 5.8 yards per run.
Jets fell shot of playoffs at quarterback
The greater problem for the Jets’ offense was entrusting their playoff aspirations to a young quarterback Zach Wilson. Like many Jets’ quarterbacks before him, his completion percentage was stuck near 50 percent, and he was more likely to throw an interception than a touchdown pass. And it’s that lack of development that held LaFleur’s feet to the fire in New York.
The Jets needed a scapegoat, and Mike LaFleur was it:
But that only defines what led to his Jets dismissal. So we’ll have to dig more deeply. Ready? Here we go: