5 Things to Watch for: Jets vs. Eagles

1. Matt Simms with the nod

Matt Simms gets the start tonight. He proved a lot last week. Bombing it to Ryan Spadola was great, but you can’t beat that throw to Spadola for the Touchdown. That was an amazing throw, by Simms.

It’ll be interesting to see how Simms handles the game from the start to — well — whenever he plays until. Oh yeah, and newly acquired Graham Harrell could see some (garbage) time. You have to think the Jets signed Harrell for insurance tonight. That is, because, we’ve all seen Rex throw (Hard Knocks).


2.  Snacks

Look for Damon Harrison to make a splash tonight. He will likely see a lot of playing time, and rightfully so. Rex Ryan singled Harrison out during a news conference, the other day.  Ryan loves his pursuit and versatility as a big guy in his system.

You can bet that Damon will make this squad, there’s no doubt about that. And if there is any doubt, among the coaching staff and/or front office, Damon will put an end to it tonight.

Just look at that smile to the left… He hungry!


3. Who will start opposite Landry at Safety?

Jaiquawn  Jarrett or Antonio Allen? It’s a tough one. Both have played well so far. Jarrett still has a lot to prove. Many doubt his talents because Philly cut him. He’ll get a shot at redemption tonight.

Antonio Allen is more versatile, in my opinion. I believe Rex Ryan will name Allen the starter, because of his ability to play different positions in the defensive backfield. Look for the battle for starting Safety to end rather quickly.


4. Folk it

Nick Folk is a lock for starting kicker. So why bring in Dan (I should’ve been a) Carpenter? The Jets signed Carpenter, which raised some eyebrows for Jets fans… including me.

I never liked Carpenter as a Dolphin, and I’m not about to give him any Jason Taylor treatment.


5. Wide Outs

The WR competition continues. I am glad to see the emergence of Spadola, Obomanu, and Massaquoi, but let’s be real—the Jets still do not have that great talent. We have the ‘wait and see’ approach with Holmes, so tonight’s a good test for these young guys. Can somebody step up? It’s a little late, being the last preseason game and all, but I have a feeling Spadola will go off again tonight!


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  • Bennny K

    Hey Drew,

    Do you think the fact that McElroy is injured is the reason Geno isn’t getting any reps tonight? If Geno gets hurt we would be down to Simms. Also what do you have at the odds of Geno starting week one and then at week two?


  • Paul Newbold

    I’ll be watching the DB’s as well. :)

  • Paul Newbold

    I might have missed it…but any word on the Coples injury?