What can we expect from the Jets in preseason game #1
Football for the New York Jets will be officially underway as they will be set to take on their crosstown rival New York Giants tomorrow at Met-life stadium. This will be a great opportunity for us to see the new and current Jets players go up against someone else instead of themselves, not to mention that we also get the chance to see what this new coaching staff can bring to the table in terms of their philosophy and strategies. Granted that it is only preseason so we aren't going to see everything, so it's important that we go into this game not expecting for the offense putting up over 30 points. However what should expect is how the offense looks in the handful of drives they will receive in the first quarter.
Sam Darnold will begin is sophomore year into the NFL and he will be working with Adam Gase who is also starting his first year as the coach of the Jets after being fired by the Dolphins. Darnold will look to implement what he has been doing all throughout camp which from what we've seen and heard so far has been nothing but excitement for Jets fans. There isn't going to be much to see from the first team offense since they will only get a couple of drives in the first quarter, but the one thing you should keep an eye on is how much Darnold has improved from last year in terms of his decision making and being smart with the ball.
Speaking of the offense, we finally get a chance to see some of the new Jets players like Jamison Crowder, Ty Montgomery, and Kelechi Osmele who were brought in during the free agency period. The only player we won't get to see is Le'veon Bell who is going to sit out for precautionary reasons. From what we have heard from training camp is that there has been a couple of standouts such as Tim White and Greg Dotch, they both moved up in the depth chart because of how well they've impressed the coaching staff.
The Defense would be the real focus of attention which is led by new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has been known for bringing out the best of his players. Jamal Adams and company will look to make a statement going into this year which is to prove that the Jets are a top 5 defense and helping them out will be the new Jets CJ Mosley, Quinnen Williams, etc. Also just like the offense, the defense had a couple of stand outs themselves and one of them that has come to mind is Blake Cashman who has been really impressive throughout camp.