New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts: Players to Watch


Aug 4, 2014; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets cornerback Dexter McDougle (43) walks out to the field prior to the start of training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Jets football is finally here. Well, it’s about 24 hours away, but still, it’s in our sight. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the game tomorrow night.

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We talked earlier today about how to watch the game, now here are some specific players I will be looking out for tonight.

DEXTER MCDOUGLE: We know how important this position battle is going to be. McDougle is a confident kid, so I am looking forward to seeing what type of player he is. How does he fare running press coverage? Can he stay with guys on this level. He is one in particular that will be interesting to watch.

GENO SMITH: As I wrote about this morning, I am looking forward to watching Geno Smith. It will be the first time to see the “new Geno” that everyone is talking about. Everyone that has watched him so far says he is a different guy than he was one season ago. What kind of command does he have of the huddle, and of the offense? Confidence is huge, especially at the quarterback position. I want to see him take hold of his position and not let go.

CHRIS JOHNSON: Why? Because I have watched him for so many years against us, I want to see him in our colors. If he is as healthy as he sounds, Johnson would be the most exciting players the Jets have had in years. Simply as a fan, I just want to see him make plays out in space, and show off that electric speed.

JASON BABIN: Similarly to Johnson, I am excited to see Jason Babin on our side. We have seen him tear apart our backfield in years past. Let’s just see how much he has left with his ability to get to the passer. Our line could be quite intimidating if he can get to the passer like he used to.

JACE AMARO: Jace has been up and down so far during training camp. Observers have noted that he has had a tough time with his route running. Yesterday, he appeared to be starting to understand things. The first chance to put that into action will be tomorrow night. It should be fun.

JACOB SCHUM: Don’t laugh at me, but the punting competition really does interest me. Why? Because with a team that has a growing offense, and a featured defense, field position can be huge. What is a great way to influence field position? The punting game. I really want to see if we have legitimate competition for Ryan Quigley.

Who are the of the players you are looking forward to watching tomorrow night? Sound off below.