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Way too early for team-to-beat rhetoric

Only the Jets would proclaim supremacy in August despite their losses, Pats' gains

Updated: August 2, 2011, 7:24 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- On Day 1 of training camp, they were the Same Old Jets -- chatty and ultra-confident.

The New York Jets were in midseason form, talking up their Super Bowl chances and firing pebbles at the New England Patriots. They believe the AFC East is theirs for the taking.

"I'm pretty sure our coach will tell you what I'll tell you: We are the team to beat," Santonio Holmes said Monday.

Oh, really?

Even though the Jets beat the Patriots ...

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