Staten Island’s Derek Tabacco attempts to fill Jets’ void left by Fireman Ed

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(PIX11) -- This weekend the new York Jets will be kicking off their

While Gang Green will be without their beloved, now-retired chant leader Fireman Ed. They will have new blood on deck, rallying up the fans.

With the help of an online contest, the Jets have chosen 8 lucky hardcore fans to lead chants for the 8 upcoming home games at Metlife.

First up, Staten Island's Derek Tabacco will lead the charge -- and fans-- in section 118 Sunday. Tabacco, 44, gave PIX11 a preview of what to expect.