5 Predictions Based On New York Jets’ First Preseason Game

5 Predictions Based On New York Jets' First Preseason Game

NFL preseason: Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets
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We got a nice look at the New York Jets’ progress in the team’s first preseason game tonight and there are telltale signs of who’s going to be a clutch player this season and who’s not. Time to make some big predictions.

5. K Nick Folk Will Be Worth The Money

K Nick Folk: Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets
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5. K Nick Folk Will Be Worth The Money

K Nick Folk: Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets
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What the Folk! He proved that he earned that contract extension when he nailed a 51-yard field goal in the first half of the game. And it’s great to know that he’s got a fantastic protégée in rookie K Andrew Furney, who gave the team the lead with one minute to go in the fourth quarter.

4. CB Dexter McDougle Will Start

CB Dexter McDougle: New York Jets Rookie Minicamp
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4. CB Dexter McDougle Will Start

CB Dexter McDougle: New York Jets Rookie Minicamp
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McDougle made some solid plays during the preseason game, including batting down a throw from Colts third string QB Chandler Harnish. CB Dimitri Patterson was on the sideline more than I expected to see and CB Kyle Wilson missed too many tackles.

3. WR Stephen Hill Will Be Cut After This Year

WR Stephen Hill: New York Jets
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3. WR Stephen Hill Will Be Cut After This Year

WR Stephen Hill: New York Jets
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The kid can’t catch and now the he’s got some serious competition. WR Eric Decker is super clutch and WR David Nelson is a great target as well. It seems like Hill simply won’t be able to close the gap and make the necessary progress.

2. TE Jace Amaro Will Be Dustin Keller 2.0

TE Jace Amaro: new york jets
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2. TE Jace Amaro Will Be Dustin Keller 2.0

TE Jace Amaro: new york jets
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Mark my words, he will be the go-to slot receiver for the QB, just like TE Dustin Keller was for QB Mark Sanchez. But what’s better is that he’s got some speed. Keller only had one gear, but Amaro can turn on the jets once he’s caught the ball.

1. QB Michael Vick Will Start

QB Michael Vick: Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets
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1. QB Michael Vick Will Start

QB Michael Vick: Indianapolis Colts v New York Jets
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Based on this performance, I think Vick’s the man. He has a better grasp of the offense and adds a speed dimension that the Jets will need to keep the defense off balance. His ability to escape the pressure will extend the play longer when the pocket starts to collapse. His experience is also invaluable. It's tough, but I think he may squeeze pass QB Geno Smith in the race for starter.


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  • philip

    totally 100% agree with this…. its ridiculous that Hill didn’t make an impact at all in this game… its a shame that he can’t get over the hump…. i didn’t get to see jalen saunders or jacoby ford return that many punts but its nice to see we got some speed on the offensive side of the ball… Hill sorry bro but i think ur done-zo