New England Patriots vs. New York Jets: Four Players To Watch

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Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) carries the ball defended by New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (30) during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game at MetLife Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Jets 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

4. Darrin Walls, Phillip Adams

The Jets’ secondary was in rough shape before Dee Milliner went down with a season-ending injury. Now it is just sad.

With Walls and Adams, two mediocre corners starting the outside, Tom Brady should have a field day with his group of receivers. Assuming he gets protection, there are a number of ways Brady will be able to exploit the Jets, with all of them coming back to their lack of talent on the outside.

With the emergence of Tim Wright, and Rob Gronkowski finally regaining his form, the Jets will be forced to dedicate and extra safety or two to the middle of the field. And then when you throw in Julian Edelman in the slot, you can assume the Pats will own the space between the hashmarks.

This means there will be 1-on-1 coverage on the outside all day long, which is where Walls and Adams come into the picture. Giving up yardage to Gronk and Edelman is okay. That is what the Patriots want to do. But if the Jets begin to allow Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson, and even Brian Tyms to get going with the deep ball, this game will be an early blowout. I don’t think they can keep up with that trio, but it will be one of the most interesting matchups to watch tomorrow night.