So far, we’ve looked at the Giants team dynamic. Today, we’ll shift our focus to little brother and their dynamic on offense. Without further delay, here is your 2012 New York Jets team report for offense.

Quarterback: Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy

Could this be the end of The Sanchize? 

Entering his fourth season as the Jets’ starting quarterback, Sanchez is trying to forget his lackluster 2011. Despite his playoff wins, Sanchez has not consistently shown the ability to read a defense, quickly check down to his running backs, and make smart football decisions. Sanchez’s intangibles, namely his desire to win, have never been questioned. However, his leadership, on-and-off the field has been questionable. Couple the football and non-football related concerns with Tim Tebow and Sanchez may be on his last legs in New York.

The Jets can tell you anything you’d want to hear about Tim Tebow–he’s the backup, he’s the Wildcat QB. But make no mistake about it, they wouldn’t have traded for Tebow if they didn’t think he could help them win. While Sanchez will start the year as the starting QB, any struggles will lead to calls for Tebow. Tebow has the uncanny ability to motivate players on both sides, something that Sanchez just can’t do. The Jets have a tough opening schedule and we may see Sanchez holding a clipboard if the Jets start out 1-3 or 1-4. 

Running Back: Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell, Terrence Ganaway, John Conner

After two years as a pro, Greene rumbled his way to a 1,000 yard season. Given new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s love of the Wild Cat offensive and ‘Ground and Pound’, Greene will likely receive his biggest workload to date. Greene is an average running back that can pick up three or four yards per carry. He isn’t going to break any huge runs and doesn’t offer much in the passing game. Greene’s backups will likely see more action than your typical backup running back.

In his second season, McKnight began move involved with the Jet offense, but watched his yards per carry drop from 4.8 to 3.1. McKnight reminds me of a poor man’s New Orleans edition Reggie Bush and can’t be trusted to take 100+ carries. Bilal Powell enters his second year with the team while five rounder, Terrence Ganaway is a smash mouth rusher that has an outside shot of getting carries.

Fullback John Conner is a brute of a fullback. He’ll be one of the most important ‘Ground & Pound’ members. 

Wide Receiver: Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schillens, Patrick Turner

‘Meltdown’ and ‘Santonio Holmes’ were often used in the same sentence last season. With a contract too large to move, Holmes and the Jets had no choice, but to work on their relationship. When motivated (and happy), Holmes is one of the best red zone and run after catch talents in the game. Holmes is the center piece of the Jets passing attack and will need to have a big season.

The Jets used their second round draft pick to nab Stephen Hill. Hill is a big, raw talent that offers a vertical threat that the Jets sorely need. Kerley has been a special teams player that may have some value in the slot. He is a great run-after-the-catch player and he’ll catch short routes and use his speed. Chaz Schillens and Patrick Turner will serve as backups.

Tight End: Dustin Keller

Keller was the Jets most dynamic play maker last year, but was constantly overlooked. Blame Sanchez or now-departed offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, but the Jets need to get him the ball. Sparano’s offense emphasizes the short game with a strong rushing attack. This type of offense should benefit Keller and breathe more life back into his game. 

On Monday, we’ll highlight the Jets’ offensive line and special teams.