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Mike LaFleur growing more ‘comfy’ as Jets’ play-caller

There have been loads of questions on first-year Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur early within the season, when the offense regarded terrible.

But LaFleur has had a robust second half of the season and has come into his personal as a play-caller. The offense has jumped to twenty first within the NFL in yards per sport (331.2) and the unit had 4 straight 300-yard video games earlier than final week’s 266-yard efficiency in opposition to the Texans.

Even throughout that sport in Houston, LaFleur appeared to press the fitting buttons on two lengthy landing drives, creating straightforward throws for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson and leaning on the operating sport. LaFleur appears more comfy in December than he did in September.

“I think you naturally get more comfortable, right?” LaFleur stated. “And not just on Sunday, but Monday through Saturday, how to approach the guys in terms of, not that I’ve ever kind of worried about that, but again just what the message has to be for this team, rather for this unit I should say, [head coach Robert] Saleh’s got the ultimate message. But the pulse of what our offense is going through, the goods and the bad. And just trying to push the right buttons for each individual on our offense. So, getting more and more comfortable but, again, I think it’s just our guys just getting more and more comfortable and us starting to gel a little bit.”

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LaFleur has proven creativity with some trick performs these days after not calling any early within the year.

“We’ve always, maybe not to the extent, but we’ve always had those plays up,” LaFleur stated. “It’s about when to call them and getting in rhythm. And for the last five, six weeks, whatever it’s been, we’ve sustained drives and we’ve had enough plays to be able to be able to put ourselves in a position to call whatever play we think is good. And a lot of the plays aren’t going to be good, that’s just the way this league works. But again, I think it’s just being able to sustain, get enough plays, get a defense a little bit on their heels, and then plays that we feel our players can go out and be successful with.”

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