Kelechi Osemele says Jets’ OL is ‘exactly’ where it needs to be
The New York Jets traded for Kelechi Osemele this off-season in hopes that he can sure up the offensive line and so far he likes what he has seen. Left tackle Kelvin Beachum, center Jonotthan Harrison, right guard Brian Winters and right tackle Brandon Shell are all back from last years team but are in the same boat as Osemele trying to learn a new offense.
Osemele knows that there is a still lot to do before the regular season starts, but right now he is happy with the way the offensive line is performing.
“Obviously we’re going to have to feel it out when the pads come out, because it’s completely different without pads right now, so it’s too early to tell,” Osemele said, via the team’s website. “But we have the technique that we’re being taught to be able to handle anything.”
One of the big things that the line needs to work on is getting used to new Jets running back Le’Veon Bell and his running style. Each running back is a little different to block for, and the Osemele and the rest of the Jets offensive line will have to get used to that.
Sam Darnold also took a lot of hits last season, and the offensive line needs to clean that up. If Osemele and the rest of the offensive line can continue to come together and improve that is going to spell good things for the Jets offense. Not many are talking about the Jets being a playoff team but with a complete team effort, they could surprise a lot of people.