Yes, it's only the preseason opener, and yes the starters will only play for a quarter, but I'm totally amped for the Jets first game since last season's AFC title game loss. The Jets play the Houston Texans tonight in Texas and we'll get to see some promising big-bodied rookies on the defensive line (Mo Wilkerson and Kendrick Ellis) and hyped rookie WR/KR/PR Jeremy Kerley for extended period of time. We won't get to see key addition Plaxico Burress because he's still in NJ nursing a sprained ankle, but still--this is football!
With all the hype hate division rivals the New England Patriots are getting this offseason (as always by the gushing media), despite the fact that the Jets have owned the Pats in the Rex Ryan era, this has the makings of a great season. As Bart Scott famously said after trouncing the Pats in last year's playoffs: "Can't wait!"