Gamethread: Colts at Jets, 7 p.m.

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Game: The Jets and Colts open their preseason with a game at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night.

Time: The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and air on CBS. The game will re-air on SNY at 11 p.m.

Injuries: Calvin Pryor will not play in Thursday’s game, as he continues to recover from a concussion. Shaq Evans will also sit out, as he’s dealing with a “severe” shoulder injury.

Their Previous Meeting: Back when Andrew Luck was a rookie, the Jets bested the Colts 35-9 in Week 6 of the 2012 season.  The Jets had four sacks (two by Antonio Allen) and both Stephen and Jason Hill had five yard touchdown catches.  RB Shonn Greene had three scores.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

What To Watch: Geno Smith will start with the first team, while Michael Vick is expected to get reps in with the first team. Geno will likely play into the second quarter, Rex Ryan said on Wednesday. Tajh Boyd and Matt Simms will continue battling for the No. 3 quarterback position, both expecting to get time on Thursday night.

With Pryor sitting, see how the Jets secondary rotation looks against a fairly good passing offense; watch the one-on-one play as opposed to getting caught up too much in the schemes.

Keep an eye on the first team offensive line.  How does the group look with a new right tackle, specifically how sympatico the play is between Willie Colon and Breno Giacomini?




326 comments
Ron Jones
Ron Jones

Seems like we are getting out coached

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

like how geno was hitting the receivers in the numbers with his short passes unlike last year when he was overthrowing on alot of those 

harold
harold

Rex's first time winning a preseason opener (I believe).  Maybe this year is different.. 


I can dream can't I!!

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

keep patterson off the field and we can win this lol 

harold
harold

What a rookie class!! IK with the Sack!!!

a57se
a57se

Matt Simms played pretty well...completed 72% of his passes. Not bad for someone who had accuracy issues.

a57se
a57se

NE losing 23-0...

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Did that hit the inside of the left upright??


a57se
a57se

One more first down and we can close this out!

a57se
a57se

In FG range now...lets go JETS!!!

a57se
a57se

Frickin NFL Network just said that SImms completed a pass to AJ Edds!!!

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

1st preseason game not even over and i already hate the refs 

a57se
a57se

What happened to push the Jets out of FG range??

Did Freeman snap the ball over SImms head?

Pete 57
Pete 57

Very happy with no turnovers. He looked calm, and seemed to take what the D gave him. Decent start.

marcus81
marcus81

@harold  it's the Jets so caution should still be exercised

a57se
a57se

@harold 

Idzik's job is secure for the next zillion years!

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples 

Looked like it was right down the middle with plenty to spare from here.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

Nope but they should not stop the offense from being aggressive that far out.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@a57se it looks like furney will take this fg if need be not folk 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@a57se 

I know it was long enough...but on my computer is looked like a knuckleball !!

harold
harold

@a57se @harold 


Agreed!


Flashback to Herm Edwards

a57se
a57se

@rstysanchz @a57se 

This is the kind of stuff I hate...stop the offense because they can try a 50 Yard FG???

Stay aggressive.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@a57se they called a b.s. drive killing holding call then next play was a bad snap...so instead of 2nd and 5 in fg range it turned into 3rd and 42 

maynardfan
maynardfan

On TV it was clearly a knuckleball.

harold
harold

@a57se @harold 


Okay, get the preseason live on NFL .com that what I am using since I am in Maryland.  It is only $20  

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@harold but it was also that false start call in the 1st that they waited for the play to start to call it and the holding call on patterson that was away from all the action...they are prob legit calls its just the way they do it that is so annoying 

a57se
a57se

@harold @a57se 

How has Saunders looked with the punt returns? Not many yards but I assume they haven't given him any room...

harold
harold

@a57se @harold @rstysanchz 


Still a bad call.  Hard to overcome 2nd and 25.  But point taken

harold
harold

@a57se @harold 


He looks okay.  Very sure handed.  Needs to get more North and South.  Dancing thinks he is still in college

harold
harold

@a57se @harold 


Okay will sell you my password for $5. That is $1.25 per game..lol

a57se
a57se

@harold @a57se 

OH!!

I was up there last week!

I went to Joe Squared a couple times...love the food there!

harold
harold

@a57se @harold 


I think he will as well. 


Haven't been to Joe Squared.  May check it out.

a57se
a57se

@harold @a57se 

I went to the North Park location, they have one at the Inner Harbor as well...

I went three teams over the past two weeks...

Had the Clam and Bacon pie, the Braised Lamb, Andouille Sausage and Shrinp plus the Seafood Lovers...all were excellent!!!