March 24, 2018

Jets Monday Primer: 3 Things to Watch

The last game of week five football, the Houston Texans are set to hit the main stage against the media darlings in the New York Jets. The Texans are heading into East Rutherford to try to push their record to  5-0 and put more distance between them and the rest of the AFC South.

With about 12,000 tickets left unsold at MetLife Stadium, the Texans “should” be the main attraction for tonight’s game. Quintin Demps and Lestar Jean have already been ruled out for today’s game and a game time decision will be made on starting right guard Antoine Caldwell (ankle). The Texans have not fared well in prime time games and hope to break that cycle tonight on Monday Night Football.

Let’s take a look at tonight’s game.


Quick Hitters


Claire talked Jets football to the Sports Geek  in our “Know Your Opponent” segment. 

Charles Christy highlighted his players to watch against the New York Jets.

D. Roque looked at if Trindon Holliday can be considered a luxury for the Texans.

The Texans signed Troy Nolan to the active squad while John Beck was waived in the wake of Quintin Demps second surgery in as many weeks.

We looked at Owen Daniels and Glover Quin in our All-22 Breakdown this past week.

J.J. Watt was named the AFC Defensive player of the month.


Informative Tweets









Three Things to Watch


1. Rookie Ben Jones will more than likely get the majority of the snaps tonight at right guard, but to say he is the best option is not completely true. Jones “will” be a better player than Antoine Caldwell as his career progresses, but right now the platoon at right guard is the best option. Jones has mental lapses and can be over whelmed by bigger defensive lineman. If Sione Pouha is healthy tonight, expect Jones to be in for a war in the trenches, and with the current issues in the run game, Jones will be key for the offensive attack.

2.  The Texans’ defense needs to do one thing tonight and that is stop the run from the get go. If it is the Jets running backs (Shonn Greene or Bilal Powell) carrying the ball or Tim Tebow in the wildcat formation, the Texans should expand their efforts on making the Jets take to the air. This is a chance for the defense to shine even more and show that the Texans are a real contender for the 2012 season.

3. Andre Johnson has been quiet since week one and it would be a good sight to get him involved with the Texans passing offense. I know other receivers in the offense are getting plenty of targets and defenses (to a point) are keeping a close eye on Johnson in his routes. Either way, the Texans need to get Johnson involved and expand their offense even more, and it starts with feeding him the football. He is one of the best weapons in the NFL and getting him involved will help some issues in the running game.


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