By B. Spiegel

In a summer full of questions for the New York Jets (Sanchez! Geno! Sanchez! Geno!), Gang Green have now answered one, albeit, one which takes place off the field.

Yes, we have long wondered how the Jets would replace the beleaguered "super-fan" Fireman Ed, after his dethroning at the end of the 2012 season.

For this, the Jets have a plan [picture via NYJets.com]:
The apparent idea is to replace the coordination between a bald man on a Jumbotron and fans in the stadium with the coordination of four quadrants totaling over 80,000 fans to be on the same page at the same time.

Coming out of Florham Park is an idea to have each section of MetLife Stadium cheer a different letter of the famed J-E-T-S part of the Jets Chant.

Sections 307 to 320 of the upper deck on down will begin with the J!, and it will continue clockwise around the stadium.

It is an original idea brought forth by the Jets brain trust, but one which may take some time getting used to and perfecting.  If correctly accomplished, instead of one loud noise coming from all the fans, a cyclone of sound will approach the field.

A somewhat close proximate of this type of chant is used at Penn State. The student section of Beaver Stadium starts with "We Are!" followed by the rest of PSU fans screaming "Penn State!"

Penn State has been doing this cheer for years and years.  Further, it is a lot easier to get college students into the college spirit and team traditions.

College enthusiasm is hard to replicate on the pro level.  Combine that with a jaded and older fan base, the Jets may have overreached on this idea.

But the Jets are entering a new era with a new GM, possibly a new QB and definitely a new face of the Jets Nation.  Perhaps this is the time for new beginnings.


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