After entering the season with Super Bowl aspirations, the Philadelphia Eagles got off to a terrible start in 2011, leading to an 8-8 finish that ultimately left them outside the postseason.
"Winning's not easy. There's a fine line between winning and just being close in this league," Jenkins said. "I don't want to get off to the start that we had last year."
Despite being 2-0 in the preseason, the Eagles' starters have had their fair share of worries. In both games, quarterback Michael Vick suffered injuries thanks to shaky offensive line play, much to the dismay of head coach Andy Reid who became animated on the sideline against the New England Patriots.
"It caused a reaction through the whole team. Everybody's going to feed off his emotion," Jenkins said. "I think the team really started playing better after that point too. Everybody needs to carry emotion like that throughout the year."
The Eagles open their season on the road versus the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 9, 2012.