5 Reasons Why The New York Jets Will Run Away With AFC East

5 Reasons Why New York Jets Will Run Away With AFC East

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The New York Jets believe they have put together the missing pieces during the offseason to build upon last year. With significant upgrades on offense, defense and special teams, expect the Jets to make some serious noise this season in the AFC East. Check out these five reasons why the Jets will be the team to beat in the AFC East.

5. Sons Of Anarchy

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5. Sons Of Anarchy

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The Jets' defensive line is considered one of the best in the NFL and will once again be at the forefront of a very strong unit. Muhammad Wilkerson, Damon Harrison and Sheldon Richardson will be a force to reckon with this upcoming season. Make no mistake about it; they will be haunting Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill and E.J. Manuel all season long.

4. Commitment To Ground & Pound Offense

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4. Commitment To Ground & Pound Offense

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The Jets plan to go back to their roots and commit to running the football more than passing it. With Chris Johnson leading the pack, expect big things coming out of the Jets' ground and pound offense. Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory will pick up exactly where they left off from last year. This commitment to the running game will send the Jets right to the top of the AFC East.

3. Youth Revolution On Defensive Secondary

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3. Youth Revolution On Defensive Secondary

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Once the Jets parted ways with aging athletes like Ed Reed and Antonio Cromartie, it paved the way for a youth revolution heading into this season. The Jets made sure to inject raw talent into the secondary by sacrificing experience for young, aggressive players ready to perform. "Bonecrusher" Calvin Pryor will prove to the masses why he lives up to his nickname by making examples of any wide receiver in the AFC East running his way.

2. The Emergence Of QB Geno Smith

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2. The Emergence Of QB Geno Smith

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Quarterback Geno Smith went through an extensive regimen this offseason to improve his mechanics, accuracy and ability to make better on-the-field decisions. So far in minicamps he's been solid and developing into the offensive leader the Jets need him to be. Expect him to have a breakout season this year, especially against his rivals in the AFC East. He'll beat them in the air and on the ground with his dual-threat abilities.

1. WR Eric Decker Ready To Soar

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1. WR Eric Decker Ready To Soar

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Things dramatically changed in the dynamic of the AFC East once it was announced that wide receiver Eric Decker would join the Jets via free agency. With a top receiving threat, the Jets got a major upgrade on offense that will turn them into a playoff contending team. Decker will also help those around him improve thus making the Jets' passing game a deadly one. It's something that hasn't been seen in the AFC East in quite some time by the Jets.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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  • Roger Christie

    Boy, this is delusional.

  • Al Bunndy

    where do they get this stuff?