Link: The Jets are the new NFL bad guys

April, 2, 2010
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Tim Graham, the venerable AFC East blogger, had an interesting blog post on April 1 -- or as I like to call it, before the ESPN New York era.

He contends that Rex Ryan and the Jets are a lot more despised now than they once were. It might have something to do with the increased competitiveness, or the fact that Ryan can't resist calling out a Channing Crowder every once in a while. The fact that a lot of people will be watching the Jets on HBO's "Hard Knocks" just makes it that much more grating for opponents.

It's an interesting take on what could become a bigger issue.
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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