New York Jets Training Camp Gets Underway

New York Jets Training Camp 2013

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The New York Jets have arrived in Cortland, New York for the official start of NFL training camp, and that is a very welcome sight for Jets fans everywhere.

Rex Ryan and the Jets are excited and ready to prove their detractors wrong, with most pundits under the impression that the Jets will be an also-ran in 2013.

The Jets will field a relatively young and inexperienced team this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re destined for a 4-12 or 5-11 finish as some are prognosticating.

Even with the uncertainty over the health status of Santonio Holmes, who is trying to recover from a devastating Lisfranc injury, the Jets are optimistic about their chances.

Braylon Edwards is back in Jets camp for the first time since 2010, and the Jets are hopeful he can add stability and veteran presence to their young receiving corps.

The biggest blow in the first few days of Jets camp so far was the loss of cornerback Aaron Berry to a season-ending knee injury, especially since he was gearing up to earn serious playing time this season.

With new general manager John Idzik running the show now, every player and coach will have to prove that they’re part of the solution going forward in 2014 and beyond. It’s a season of transition and audition for Ryan and company.

The Jets are well aware of the uphill battle they’re facing this season, but they’re excited for the road ahead and the challenges that come with it.

Jon Presser is RantSports.com’s New York Jets Lead Columnist
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