My first impression is the team should've just appointed a new guy to lead the way, maybe have some green plumes of smoke rise from Florham Park like when the Catholic Church selects a new pope.
Then again, part of the reason Fireman Ed "resigned" was because he was routinely -- and wrongfully -- accused of being on the team payroll. (To understand why this would be cause to actively dislike the man is to understand the pain buried deep within all Jets fans).
So, the team has instead gone with a bullpen-by-committee approach to keep the J-E-T-S chant alive. As someone who abhors being told what to do by public address announcers at sporting events, I'm apprehensive.
That said, it's still better than the alternative. No matter what the product is on the field, the fun of the J-E-T-S chant -- particularly that first one of the afternoon -- can't be taken away.
Given the history of the franchise involved, that's saying something.
"I understand what the Jets are doing; they're trying to keep it going," he said. "I'm not mad at them."