At the Jets' training facility in Florham Park, N.J., in the heart of New Jersey suburbia. The Jets are taking one summer off from their camp home in the mountains upstate, Cortland, N.Y. This is a terrific complex but not a great camp atmosphere, unfortunately. The Jets try but the fans are far away and the contact with them, particularly on a rainy afternoon like today, is limited.
The Jets don't open the cafeteria to the media, so I subsisted on three blueberry Nutri-Grain bars in the press room. Quite sumptuous.
Two home, three road, two home, bye. At Oakland, at Baltimore, at New England in Weeks 3 through 5 will be a killer, and ending the year at Philly, Giants at home, at Miami won't be much fun either. I wonder if Plaxico Burress will walk into the Linc Dec. 18 and say, "This is really where I should be.'' For the record, the two Northeast Corridor border wars -- Jets-Pats -- will happen Oct. 9 (Foxboro) and Nov. 13 (in New Jersey). Of course, I can't tell you exactly when the third one will be played, but I would bet that there will be a third one.