The New York Jets possess a swagger unlike anything ever seen in the NFL, and in 2010 they plan to achieve all of the goals they set out in training camp. Of course, that is nothing short of the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The Jets may seem cocky, but it is for good reason. On paper they have one of the most complete teams in the NFL.
Sure, they haven't performed exactly how they would like, but it seems like the team has been figuring out the kinks as the games go on.
As the season progresses, the Jets will continue to improve, eventually being unstoppable once they've mastered their game plan.
Last year they could have made it to the Super Bowl if their Rookie Quarterback would have elevated his game and put up more points.
But he didn't and this offseason he has worked on some key elements of his game that were missing, and this began to show in the second half of the Jets' 28-14 win last Sunday, over the New England Patriots.
If you have watched the HBO series Hard Knocks, or even ESPN, than it is pretty clear that Rex Ryan expects to make it to the Super Bowl, with anything short being a disappointment.
Honestly, who can blame him? They have some of the most talented players in the game, both on offense and defense, in LaDainian Tomlinson, Santonio Holmes, Nick Mangold, Mark Sanchez, Tony Richardson, Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Bart Scott, Jason Taylor, and Kris Jenkins, just to name a handful.
It's a given that this defense will always keep their team in the game. They are that fierce and athletic. But the offense struggled continuously last season and was extremely sloppy in their Week 1 Monday Night performance.
So, the two most important factors to the New York Jets dominating the AFC East is: establishing and strengthening the running game and letting Sanchez air the ball out.
Last season, the New York Jets had the most effective running game in the NFL and this year they look to continue that dominance, while possibly establishing more of a passing game with Sanchez gaining confidence in his arm.
LaDainian Tomlinson should get the majority of the carries, recently exhibiting his dominant and elusive running style of the past, with Shonn Greene being more of the third down back due to his power running abilities.
From here on out it is certain that Sanchez will have more trust throwing the ball after picking apart the Patriots defense.
With Santonio Holmes returning from his four week suspension in Week 4 and Braylon Edwards showing some promise, besides his off-the-field troubles, it will be extremely difficult for defenses to stop Sanchez's arm.
The Jets have already beaten the Patriots, are facing the Dolphins this week, and then battling the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.
So after the next two games, already having played every team in their division, everyone will have a good idea of how dominant the Jets really are and realize that they will win the AFC East in 2010.
The New York Jets have an organization full of players and coaches that are confident that they have the best team in the NFL, and now their job is to show exactly that to us all.