LTJ Editorial: Buffalo Here We Come!

After a perfect 4-0 preseason, an offense clicking on all cylinders, a defense that has potential to become one of the best the NFL has to offer, and a few special teams weapons that can catapult the New York Jets into NFL history, it's time for the start of yet another season. Get your friends and family ready, get your big screen TV all nice and cleaned, and most of all, get ready, because the Jets are ready to take the NFL by storm and take diehard Jets fans on one hell of a ride.

The Jets scored 101 points in the four wins, the most in the AFC East. QB Vinny Testaverde hasn't looked this good since 1998, while his targets, WRs Wayne Chrebet, Santana Moss, Laveranues Coles, and Kevin Swayne are all back and ready to continue their efforts in this NYJ version of the West Coast offense.

When it comes to the red zone, expect to see a whole lot of TE Anthony Becht, who can do very well if he just plays like he is able to. I believe in him.

Meanwhile, the workhorse behind the Jets, RB Curtis Martin, is ready to have another stellar season. The Jets offensive line looks like it will remain one of the best in the NFL.

The Jets defense has the potential to finally be able to gain some respect and recognition. They have quite a few high quality ends with Steve White, Shaun Ellis, and the lightning-quick Bryan Thomas, all of which are led by John Abraham, who is coming off a Pro Bowl year.

In the inside, good old nose tackle Jason Ferguson is back and is looking pretty solid, which right there should jump the Jets' ability to stop the run by 25%. DT Larry Webster will also provide some much-needed assistance in clogging up the middle.

The Jets are usually known for having an excellent trio of linebackers, and this year is no exception. Mo Lewis, Marvin Jones and Sam Cowart should gel into one of the best linebacking corps anywhere.

The new additions at cornerback, Aaron Beasley and Donnie Abraham, are ball hawks. Nobody in the past six seasons has as many interceptions as Abraham, and Beasley is known as a heavy hitter. It'll be interesting to see how many Bills, Dolphins and Patriots he'll be destroying on impact.

SS Sam Garnes and FS Damien Robinson will also be heavy hitters, so right off the bat, the Jets have four guys who will nail anything that comes in their areas. Oh boy, I'm excited!!!

For the first time in a few years, the Jets have the ability to have some success in the special teams area. They brought in P Matt Turk, who is one of the best punters playing today.

When it comes to punt returns, Santana Moss and Chad Morton will be waiting. What made Moss famous at the University of Miami might end up making him famous in the NFL too. And on kick returns, it'll be up to Chad Morton and Lamont Jordan, both of which are solid players who just make big plays whenever they can.

I can't stress just how important field advantage is. Think about how much easier it'll be on the offense if Moss or Jordan puts them close to, or beyond, the 50 yard line on a return?

On Sunday, the Jets will be in Buffalo to take on the Bills. Although I think Drew Bledsoe is an OK quarterback, I don't see them doing much damage in the beginning of the season. No offense, Bills fans, but it'll take a few weeks by the time he gets comfortable and in sync with his targets.

Speaking of which, that's probably one of the best qualities the Bills have, their WR's. WR Eric Moulds obviously comes to mind, plus Peerless Price is coming off a good season. Another offensive weapon is TE Jay Riemersma.

I don't believe their defense is on the same level as the Jets, so I think the key to beating the Bills will be through the legs of Curtis Martin. A good strategy would be to just stick to the run early and at the right moments, try to get some big plays through 30+ yard passes to guys like Chrebet and Coles.

Since everybody knows how fast Moss is, I'd also like to see some screen plays to him and just let him do his thing.

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