After losing some veterans on the offensive line, the Jets are looking for some answers and reliability in the trenches as they march toward the regular season.
The offense struggled as a whole in Saturday's loss at the Lions, producing just 85 rushing yards and six total points. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg only went 2-of-6 for 14 yards in the first half in his second game of preseason action. Head coach Todd Bowles attributes that to some issues on the line.
"He really didn't get a chance," Bowles told reporters. "That's not a fair evaluation of a kid, because he didn't get a chance on the couple pass plays he had. They had a lot of pressure on him."
Right guard Brian Winters said the group, which lost veterans Nick Mangold, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini, is still working out the kinks.
"Times like this, we're working on communication, working with each other, perfecting our craft," Winters said. "We have a lot more depth this year as an offensive line, and I'm excited to see what we have. [Rotating] can be difficult at times, because you lean on one player and another new player comes in."