It’s not often that Micah Parsons is “underestimated” because he is more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
But Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said Thursday he might have sold short Parsons – the NFL’s version of Superman – in one area last week when devising a game plan focused on quick passes in a 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.
Parsons had four quarterback hits and two sacks.
“They do a great job because you never know exactly where he’s going to be,” Hackett said. “We had a lot of different hands we wanted to put on him. As the game got out of hand and you get into more passing situations, you need to get more guys out [in routes] at times and try to get some easy, quick completions.
“We even underestimated his speed on the quick game. He is spectacular, and somebody you have to look back and say, ‘Can you even do that?’ We looked back at the tape, corrected it and saw how we can help ourselves out.”
For starters, the Jets need to sustain longer drives
Seven of their 11 possessions lasted three plays or fewer, which resulted in seven total points and left running back Breece Hall and receiver Mecole Hardman griping about their usage.
“Everybody’s workload was very low this past week,” Hackett said. “We just didn’t have a lot of plays (46), and that hurts us because we can’t get a lot of people involved. There were a lot of people that we wanted to get featured and going early, but if you don’t convert on third down – especially those third-and-manageables – you are not going to have those opportunities.”
Quarterback Zach Wilson led the Jets with five of their 16 carries against the Cowboys.
One week after he carried 10 times for 127 yards, Hall was a non-factor and said afterward: “I only got four touches. That’s why we struggled.”
Hardman told The Post that his minimized role so far – zero snaps in Week 1 and 14 in Week 2 – is “very surprising.” He has one catch.
“It’s not just him. It’s all the guys,” Hackett said. “Until we get more plays, it’s going to be hard to [get everybody involved].”
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