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Link: The Jets are the new NFL bad guys

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.