After a fine first season under rookie head coach Rex Ryan and rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez that culminated with the Jets falling just short of a Super Bowl appearance, it's safe to say that the Jets won't be sneaking up on anybody in 2010.
The Jets will appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this summer and it'll give teams a sneak peek about what's to come this year.
In a lot of ways, the face of the franchise is not the young quarterback Sanchez or the elite shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis, but in fact the coach himself, Rex Ryan.
Ryan has sculpted the Jets in his own image: a team of rough, no-nonsense bunch of guys who play hard for 60 minutes and leave it all out on the field.
Off the field, they keep it calm and loose, emulating the demeanor of their charismatic leader.
Ryan's impact was felt on the field in a big way in his first year as the Jets finished first in total defense, passing defense, and rushing offense.
Yet the Jets aggressively made it a priority to upgrade those areas with the departures of Kerry Rhodes, Thomas Jones, and Alan Faneca, and the additions of Brodney Pool, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Vladimir Ducasse to provide depth with returners Eric Smith, Shonn Greene, and Matt Slauson.
Today I'll look at the 2010 Jets schedule on a game-by-game basis and try to predict how the season will go for the green-and-white in 2010, starting in Week 1 on Monday Night Football in a reunion game for Ryan against his former team.