Jets vs. Panthers – Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of Predictions

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1. The New York Jets are going to score a touchdown. Crazy that has to be a bold proclamation right? I think we will see a more complex game plan because this unit needs to get some positive momentum going into the regular season. Carolina’s defense isn’t very good, so if the Jets have another 3 or 9 point outing, you know things are even worse than they seem. Tony Sparano must let Mark Sanchez air it out a few times and implore him to get a few balls heading in Stephen Hill’s direction. The two have not connected once this pre-season.

2. Austin Howard is going to play better than Wayne Hunter did last week, but how could he not? The Jets will add another veteran before the season and it remains very up in the air who will start for the duration of the season.

3. Look for Shonn Greene to have 10+ carries for the second straight week. Hopefully the “Ground and Pound” can field a back who averages more than 3 yards per carry this week.

4. It will be interesting to see if the Jets do anything out of the ordinary to defend Cam Newton. Will we see more Demario Davis at linebacker to increase the speed of the unit?

5. Keep an eye on Greg Olsen. Tight ends have always been an issue for Rex Ryan’s defense and Carolina goes to their tight ends a good amount. We don’t know if the Jets have really remedied the problem yet because all of their safeties have coverage issues.

6. Carolina can run the damn football. This will be a great test for the Jets front seven, in particular Kenrick Ellis who will start for Sione Pouha again. We will have a good indication that the Jets run defense is the real deal if they can slow down DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert.

7. I wouldn’t be surprised if Greg McElroy didn’t get any snaps for the second straight week. It will be more curious to see if Terrance Ganaway can get any carries. He didn’t play last week and at least deserves a look at this point, no?

8. We know Tim Tebow can scramble. Let’s see him set his feet in the pocket and actually drive a few passes down the field this week.

9. Jordan White is a big pre-season game away from knocking Chaz Schilens off this roster.

10. Garret McIntyre is another strong pre-season game away from knocking Ricky Sapp off this roster.

11. Both have been unimpressive overall so far but I think Joe McKnight takes the lead over Bilal Powell in the battle for the third down back Sunday night.

12. Jeremy Kerley is going to play and catch at least 3 passes. Santonio Holmes is going to play and catch at least 1 pass.

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5 thoughts on “Jets vs. Panthers – Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of Predictions

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  2. While I hope Jets score TD’s part of me would regret the end of the story line….same if Howard plays well…same if Sanchez completes a 15+ yard pass.

    We all know what Greene does; hope G’way get some plays with first team.

  3. Actually, the Jets are scheduling an offensive touchdown for fan appreciation day in Mid-October.

  4. I guess their Offense is very vanilla to hide it so no one sees what’s coming week 1 vs the bills?

    Greene should get some reps, but McKnight, Ganaway, and Powell should all get carries too to find out #2 and #3 RB.

    Jordan White will make the team over Chaz.

    Love to see Demario out there more.

    Sucks that Sapp is hurt, but McIntyre/Bellore have very solid chance of making the team already.

    Love to see what Sanchez can do with his full offense out there.

    Howard will get help from TE/RB on blocking plays (Powell will double probably) , something Sparano should have done last week w/ Hunter

  5. UPDATE: Touchdown day has been pushed into November, and will include defensive TDs. Fans will receive tapes of touchdowns from prior years, and a pledge that next year the team will equal Plaxico’s total number of TDs in 2011 (Seven!!!!!!!!!!!) Also, fans with personal seat licenses will be able to play Right Offensive Tackle for individual plays in the second half when the game is out of reach.

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