In Bryce Petty's first start of the season against the Saints, Jets' offensive coordinator John Morton leaned on conservative play calling.
The result was Petty completing 19 of 39 passes for 179 yards, an average of 4.6 yards per attempt, with a touchdown and two interceptions. But Morton promises that the offense will take more chances this Sunday against the Chargers.
"There were a couple of chances we could have had, but it just didn't go that way," Morton said, via Dennis Waszak Jr of Associated Press. "I really thought we could run the ball, and we were pretty good running the ball. As far as getting the ball down the field, I probably need to have a couple more opportunities to see if we can make a play down the field, there's no doubt about that."
As for analyzing Petty's first start of the season, Morton saw the good and the bad.
"There was some good and there were things he needs to work on, but I thought he did a good job with the checks and things like that as far as run and pass and things," Morton said. "Obviously, watching the film, there (are) things he has to work on and get better with, and he will."
Morton says that Petty has been working overtime this week in preparation.
"He's a smart kid and he wants to please and he wants to do well and he's been really working on that the last few days (putting in) extra time," Morton said. "He just has to go play. Don't think about everything, just go play."