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    New Story: Extra Weight Won't Slow Down Aaron Maybin

    [B]Florham Park, N.J.[/B] - One the biggest weaknesses of the Jets defense last season was the lack of team speed, causing the Jets to implement a team-wide offseason plan to lose weight and gain speed over the offseason, but as with every rule there will always be exceptions.

    Aaron Maybin has had trouble keeping his weight up to his desired level throughout his career and if there's one thing Maybin doesn't lack, it's speed. So while most of his teammates, aside from Joe McKnight, have focused on slimming down, Maybin has bulked up and he has no intentions of letting the...

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    Good article. And it's very good that Maybin understands the effects the additional weight can have on him. Although he's a weird dude, he's smart so I trust him with that.

    Gonna be interesting to see Mo this year. Everyone, whether it be players or coaches singles him out and it's always unsolicited. Usually means great things.

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    That is a good article. It'll be interesting to see what kind of production Maybin can put up this year.

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    Nice job.

    Can't wait to see Maybin in action this year. He should see some one-on-ones.

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    Very nice read.

    Can't help but realize how wrong Sonny Werblin was about this kid in terms of his work ethic and heart.

    I'm looking forward to seeing his progress.

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    [QUOTE=Jordy;4481338]Very nice read.

    Can't help but realize how wrong Sonny Werblin was about this kid in terms of his work ethic and heart.

    I'm looking forward to seeing his progress.[/QUOTE]

    I am not ready to let him off the hook for Buffalo. There were some issues there. Can't blame Buffalo for everything. I think Maybin had some growing up to do. I think facing his career's mortality woke him up. He has been through a lot in his life. Maybe he carries the baggage better now.

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    [QUOTE=Jordy;4481338]Very nice read.

    Can't help but realize how wrong Sonny Werblin was about this kid in terms of his work ethic and heart.

    I'm looking forward to seeing his progress.[/QUOTE]
    +1

    Maybin showed quite a bit last year - ability and heart. A few extra pounds of muscle should really help him take on blockers better and strengthwise. We haven't had an OLB with his explosiveness since Abe

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    I'm still very skeptical that he'll ever be anything more than a one trick pony, but I congratulate him for his efforts to change that situation.

    What I'd really love to know is assuming he keeps the weight on and doesn't lose speed (big assumptions) is, can he cover TE's?

    I know it would be vastly different to what he's accustomed to doing, but that is an area where the Jets were sorely lacking last season. With that guys speed it makes me think he would have great catch up skills on passing routes. The big question for me besides the weight thing is, can he get his head around?? Because if he can, I don't believe he'd get outmuscled or burned on straight away speed. I mean the guy can literally fly as was seen last season.

    That's also not to say, he shouldn't be used very frequently to rush the passer. He should. This is just an opportunity to keep on the field for more than just obvious passing downs.

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    [QUOTE=DDNYjets;4481352]I am not ready to let him off the hook for Buffalo. There were some issues there. [U]Can't blame Buffalo for everything[/U]. [B]I think Maybin had some growing up to do.[/B] I think facing his career's mortality woke him up. He has been through a lot in his life. Maybe he carries the baggage better now.[/QUOTE]

    You answered your own question there DD...

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    [QUOTE=DDNYjets;4481313]Nice job.

    Can't wait to see Maybin in action this year. He should see some one-on-ones.[/QUOTE]

    agreed plus I am hoping that Ricky Sapp and Demario Davis get a chance to play at the same time with Coples. Imagine the speed of that defense!

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    [QUOTE=Jordy;4481338]Very nice read.

    Can't help but realize how wrong Sonny Werblin was about this kid in terms of his work ethic and heart.

    I'm looking forward to seeing his progress.[/QUOTE]

    I strongly agree with you re Werblin. Where has he been? I hope all is well .

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    :yes:

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    The kid came into the league at 21. Instead of being developed properly and simlar to Merriman where he's mainly there on passing downs they threw him to wolves and demanded he be an every down player. Obviously there are ALWAYS going to be growing pains for a young player in this league. Hell Cam Newton just admitted he was immature last year and got too down on himself. Imagine a too small to play everydown player being developed wrong and how shot his confidence must have been? I mean the one thing you ask yourself is "is it me" ... well once he left and he got a new change of scenery with coaches that understood his strengths AND weaknesses .... his confidence took off and he was allowed to do what he was drafted at and do best which is rush the passer and just make plays. His speed is the x factor. If anybody doubts that then just watch some film on him in his 2nd and 3rd game where he's playing just 8 to 10 snaps a game and getting double teamed. Aside from getting sacks he had a bunch of pressures and was productive for the most part as player last year. I expect some good things this season from Maybin.

    I'm not expecting him to be a superior run stopper but if he can just hold his own while that big dude Coples, Pouha, Bart & Harris can protect him in the running game like the Chargers did with Merriman .... it at least gives us some speed off the edge in early downs. Teams spread you out right away these days. Its imperative for Maybin to get in on some of those early downs. He showed promise and good progress last year and he still doesn't have to be an every down stud by if you can at least get him a lot more snaps .... with his playmaking abliity it's crucial. I think Maybin benefits from Coples more than anybody. Coples even as a rookie should be an above average run stopper. He never gets bullied and with his size and athleticism ... he'll be holding up blockers leaving opportunies for the edge OLB rushers ..

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4481406]You answered your own question there DD...[/QUOTE]

    Doosh-ay

    :D

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    I expect a good year out of Maybin. This is his 2nd year in the system and he will be looking to cash in as a FA in March. The kid just turned 24 and sees what mark Anderson got From Buffalo 4 years and 28 mill should be plenty of motivation for him. I see 10 sacks and the same for TFL, He will get at least 30-35 snaps a game

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    [QUOTE=Mainejet;4481404]I'm still very skeptical that he'll ever be anything more than a one trick pony, but I congratulate him for his efforts to change that situation.

    What I'd really love to know is assuming he keeps the weight on and doesn't lose speed (big assumptions) is, can he cover TE's?

    I know it would be vastly different to what he's accustomed to doing, but that is an area where the Jets were sorely lacking last season. With that guys speed it makes me think he would have great catch up skills on passing routes. The big question for me besides the weight thing is, can he get his head around?? Because if he can, I don't believe he'd get outmuscled or burned on straight away speed. I mean the guy can literally fly as was seen last season.

    That's also not to say, he shouldn't be used very frequently to rush the passer. He should. This is just an opportunity to keep on the field for more than just obvious passing downs.[/QUOTE]
    Pouha and DeVito are run specialists who rarely get sacks.

    Are they one trick ponies too?

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    [QUOTE=Jordy;4482123]Pouha and DeVito are run specialists who rarely get sacks.

    Are they one trick ponies too?[/QUOTE]

    They aren't really guys you want on the field in passing situations

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    [QUOTE=cant wait;4482143]They aren't really guys you want on the field in passing situations[/QUOTE]
    Exactly.

    That's kinda my point.

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    [QUOTE=patman;4481739]I expect a good year out of Maybin. This is his 2nd year in the system and he will be looking to cash in as a FA in March. [B]The kid just turned 24 [/B]and sees what mark Anderson got From Buffalo 4 years and 28 mill should be plenty of motivation for him. I see 10 sacks and the same for TFL, He will get at least 30-35 snaps a game[/QUOTE]

    That's an often overlooked number. This will be his 4th year in the NFL and he just turned 24. For comparisons sake, he's over a full year younger than Brooks Reed.

    Its understandable that he wanted to cash in on the NFL riches early, but he is a guy who probably would have benefitted from going back to school for an extra year.

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    [QUOTE=Jordy;4482123]Pouha and DeVito are run specialists who rarely get sacks.

    Are they one trick ponies too?[/QUOTE]

    When I say "one-trick", I mean "one move". We have discussed this ad nauseam.

    I just hope Dunbar and Smith help him expand his repertoire because once he has multiple moves that he can have consistent success with he will become our best rusher since Abraham, if he is not that already.

    I think the added weight will help him with some more power moves rather than his speed rush. He has shown flashes of what he could do, the Grossman strip-sack comes to mind. But he still has a way to go in terms of consistency, he struggles once OL got their hands on him last season.

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