The New York Jets -- like the rest of the AFC East -- have gotten off to a 1-0 start after dominating the Cleveland Browns, 31-10. Obviously, Jets fans all over the country were ecstatic about the team's win, but one fan in particular was particularly pleased.
Fireman Ed returned to the stands on Sunday after taking time off following Mark Sanchez's "butt fumble," and Jets players noticed.
"There was a lot of energy out there, something that I didn't think we had in preseason," Brandon Marshall said via Kieran Darcy of ESPN. "That was Fireman Ed getting us started -- I know he's been gone for a little bit, and we need him.
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"We need that 12th man, and it starts with Fireman Ed. So Fireman Ed, don't pass the torch."
He's a big part of inspiring the crowd, which in turn energizes the players on the field. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis, who's familiar with Fireman Ed from the past, appreciates his return to the stands and believes the crowd played a big role in the victory. It doesn't seem like Fireman Ed will be going anywhere any time soon.
"I want to thank the crowd, I want to thank Fireman Ed for coming back, and just being electrifying again," Revis said. "They played a big part in this game."