What to Watch For in Tonight’s Jets vs. Giants Preseason Game

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Aug 15, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks back to the locker room following practice at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

The annual matchup is almost here. The Snoopy trophy is at stake tonight, ladies and gentlemen. Actually, I don’t really care about the result, just mainly don’t want to see major injuries. But, we also need to see some progress towards week 1 against Buffalo. Here are some things to watch for.

OFFENSIVE LINE

We all know this was a problem last week. If you watched or read about the Bengals game against the Falcons, you felt worse about the Jets offensive line as Matt Ryan tore up the Bengals. Mark Sanchez could have done some of that had the line given him more than two seconds to throw the football.

The starters are scheduled to play approximately the first half. You won’t find a better pass rushing front seven than you do with the world champion New York Giants. Improvement in the offensive line must take place tonight. I have been saying all week, that if we want to play “Ground and Pound”, the line must improve, otherwise we will be grounded and pounded.

KICKING COMPETITION

This is a position that doesn’t get a lot of ink, but the winner of this competition could loom large during the season. Josh Brown and Nick Folk have been even so far, will anybody take the lead here? It could come down to the results of kickoffs. Who will win? We might start to find out tonight.

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