Florham Park, N.J.: As I settled in my area on the sideline to watch practice and everything looked bigger.* The spacious grounds of the practice facility, large open areas everywhere I turned.* Something felt different—less intensity, less volume, less everything.

The big name players on the Jets were missing.* Nowhere to be seen.* No Mark Sanchez, no Tim Tebow, no Nick Mangold, no Darrelle Revis, no basically anyone who assumes a large role on this team.

The confusion ended when Rex Ryan approached the media on the sideline and let us in on what was going on.

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