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10 Reasons Why Fans Should Be Excited for New York Jets in 2014

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10 Reasons Why Fans Should Be Excited for New York Jets in 2014

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Every year around this time, football fans all across the world are filled with hope and excitement for their respective teams. Make no mistake about it, the New York Jets are no exception to this as fans everywhere are excited for what should be a great season. Take a look at 10 reasons why you should be excited for Gang Green this upcoming season!

10. Eric Decker Is In Town

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10. Eric Decker Is In Town

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Jets fans everywhere should be excited that the team finally has a viable threat at wide receiver. Eric Decker is a Jet now and will showcase why he was the top free-agent player at his position this past free agency. While many will think his skills were boosted thanks to Peyton Manning, make no mistake about it, his skills are much better than anything the Jets had last season. He will make a huge impact on the Jets' offense.

9. "Bonecrusher" Brings Much Needed Aggression

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9. "Bonecrusher" Brings Much Needed Aggression

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It's been quite some time since the Jets had a trash-talking member of its defensive secondary that could back it all up. Safety Calvin Pryor was drafted for that very reason, to bring a hard-hitting mentality to the Jets' defensive secondary that brought youth and aggression. It'll be very exciting to see how he fairs against quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill and Phillip Rivers once they look to throw down the field.

8. Jace Amaro's Impact On Offense

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8. Jace Amaro's Impact On Offense

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It's been a long time coming since the Jets had a big playmaking tight end that resembles the style of athletes like Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham. Not to say he's going to be exactly like them, however, Jace Amaro looks like he has the potential to be something big. Amaro will be a refreshing change from Jeff Cumberland who has always been inconsistent and not really a major threat on offense. Expect to see Amaro light up the end zone!

7. Sheldon Richardson's Rise To Greatness

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7. Sheldon Richardson's Rise To Greatness

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Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was last year's Defensive Rookie of the Year and will pick up exactly where he left off. One of the perennial anchors of the "Sons of Anarchy" defensive line for the Jets, Richardson will have another huge season for Gang Green. He's able to stop the run, go after the quarterback and stand out from those around him. Expect to see him terrorize offenses this upcoming season.

6. Jacoby Ford Will Be Hidden Special Teams Gem

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6. Jacoby Ford Will Be Hidden Special Teams Gem

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Could the Jets have found a hidden gem that is waiting to shine bright like a diamond? The Jets wanted to infuse speed into its special teams returns and went after one of the fastest athletes playing today in Jacoby Ford. He's held several records with returning punts and kickoffs for touchdowns and has blazing speed. It will be very exciting to see what he brings to the table for the Jets.

5. CJ2K Returns With A Vengeance

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5. CJ2K Returns With A Vengeance

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Running back Chris Johnson is anxious to get back onto the field to prove to his critics he still has plenty of gas left in his tank. Sure, many believe he is past the days of rushing for over 1,000 yards and wreaking havoc against defenses. The Jets knew he has what it takes to help lead the cause to commit to the ground-and-pound offense they will deploy this season. It will be great to see the damage CJ2K will do wearing a Jets uniform.

4. Quality Depth On Secondary With Dexter McDougle

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4. Quality Depth On Secondary With Dexter McDougle

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The key to success in professional football is to make sure you have a backup plan just in case something happens. The Jets are in a good position since they have some quality depth on its defensive secondary as one of the brightest spots has been cornerback Dexter McDougle and his skills. Even though Dee Milliner and Dimitri Patterson as of now are penciled in as starters, McDougle will make a strong case to get some starting time.

3. Jalen Saunders Will Be An Amazing Punt Returner

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3. Jalen Saunders Will Be An Amazing Punt Returner

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With a ton of focus on Jacoby Ford and his kickoff returning duties, most people forget that as of now, wide receiver Jalen Saunders will most likely handle punt returns. He's incredibly fast, knows how to break tackles and will bring an incredible dimension to special teams that the Jets have been lacking in for quite some time. Great field advantage is key to winning plenty of football games.

2. Breno Giacomini Brings Super Experience To Jets

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2. Breno Giacomini Brings Super Experience To Jets

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Despite losing offensive lineman Austin Howard via free agency, the Jets got a solid replacement in Breno Giacomini. While he has a small learning curve transitioning from a zone style to a gap-oriented style of offensive line formations, Giacomini has handled everything in stride and will be a big part of the Jets' rushing attack. He has a ton of strength and experience to help the Jets' ground-and-pound offense take off!

1. Quinton Coples Set For Breakout Season

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1. Quinton Coples Set For Breakout Season

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Linebacker Quinton Coples is fed up of everyone criticizing him for not showing up to play hard when it matters most. It's true to a degree since he's been somewhat inconsistent, but then shows signs of greatness. He's lost some weight to regain more speed and is on a mission to prove his worth. It'll be exciting to see what he does in his third year since he's able to play as a rush linebacker giving him flexibility to make big plays.

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.