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Jets take baby steps in opener

With several players out, Gang Green showed glimpses of what the team can become

Updated: August 19, 2011, 10:21 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

HOUSTON -- Things we learned Monday night about the New York Jets:

Well, they have tough quarterbacks. Mark (Cover Boy) Sanchez wanted to fight his coach last season -- he said so in the current issue of GQ magazine -- and rookie Greg McElroy was sacked five times and absorbed several other hits, yet he kept on slinging it in a 20-16 loss to the Houston Texans.

Other than that, the story of the Jets on opening night was more about what can be, not about what was. This was a ...

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