Fireman Ed to intro Jets-Dolphins on MNF

Fireman Ed Anzalone implores the Jets defense

Fireman Ed Anzalone implores the Jets defense to hold with the game on the line late in the 4th quarter. (Credit: David Pokress)

The second "Monday Night Football" open of the post-Hank Williams Jr. era will feature Fireman Ed (Anzalone) as part of a theme highlighting the history of the Jets and the passion and loyalty of their fan base, and its relationship with coach Rex Ryan.

ESPN got rave reviews for its Detroit-Chicago open last week, starring Lions great Barry Sanders, but that one had been in the works for several weeks, even before the network permanently removed Williams' pregame song in the wake of controversial comments about President Obama. The open for Monday's Dolphins-Jets game will be less elaborate.

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