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Rex Ryan needs more from Aaron Maybin


The Jets have given former Bills first round pick Aaron Maybin a chance to revive his career. Instead, it looks like he’ll go the way of Vernon Gholston.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said Maybin is “going to have to do more” to make the team, before pointing out that Jamaal Westerman and Garrett McIntyre have played well at linebacker.

“I think he can play in this league. We’ll see if he can play for us,” Ryan said.

Translation: He’s not making this roster unless something crazy happens Thursday.  (Injuries or an incredible outing by Maybin.)

We called Gholston one of the biggest defensive draft busts in recent history on Monday, but Maybin deserves consideration too if he falls out of the league only two years removed from going No. 11 overall.

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52 Responses to “Rex Ryan needs more from Aaron Maybin”
  1. achap39 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:30 PM

    He and Vernon can now write a tell-all book of how unfair Rex Ryan is to untalented LBs.

  2. scudbot says: Aug 30, 2011 2:31 PM

    Vernon Gholston is available if Maybin isn’t working out.

  3. talkintrashallday says: Aug 30, 2011 2:31 PM

    Surpise, Surprise!! Didn’t see that one coming!!!

  4. homelanddefense says: Aug 30, 2011 2:31 PM

    yeah Rex, Im sure Buffalo felt the same way.

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 30, 2011 2:32 PM

    If his problem is putting on weight to get back up to OLB size, he’s got the right coach.

  6. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 30, 2011 2:32 PM

    I just have a pure hatred for this team. even when they were terrible for 40 years. Fail.

  7. tlaw21 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:33 PM

    As a Redskin fan Thank the Lord 100 times for the Bills drafting this guy and not Brian Orakpo for good ol Vinny wouldve drafted Maybin if the Bills scooped up Rak. Thank you Buffalo!!!!

  8. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 30, 2011 2:33 PM

    Translation: Rex wants guys that will put Brady’s face in the dirt, and Maybin isn’t one of them.

  9. gobills716 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:35 PM

    Does this surprise anyone in buffalo or new york? The guy is a bum. He was inactive for five straight games last year. If you can’t even play special teams for the 4-12 bills, there’s a problem. He exemplifies what was flawed with the old draft system… One year wonder in college, training camp holdout, received an exorbanient amount of guaranteed money and then he did absolutely nothing in the pros. You $uck Maybin

  10. mkepackfan says: Aug 30, 2011 2:36 PM

    Sheesh Rex, lay off. He’s just saving it all for the Bills.

  11. iflounder says: Aug 30, 2011 2:36 PM

    if gholston and maybin can teach college athletes anything it’s that if you have a couple good games you should roid up. it will trick someone into paying you.

  12. mmskin says: Aug 30, 2011 2:38 PM

    the kid cant gain weight move him to safety

  13. footballfanatic3431 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:39 PM

    Maybin doesn’t seem to have much of a position in the NFL. Struggled to fit as a 4-3 player in Buffalo and obviously isn’t doing much in the Jets 3-4.

    His best bet is to go to a team who needs a pass rusher and will be dedicated to develop him and play to his assets. Greg Williams in New Orleans comes to mind.

  14. sedcontra97 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:39 PM

    If Ryan is saying that about one of his own players, it must be really, really bad.

  15. duanethomas says: Aug 30, 2011 2:40 PM

    Chan Gailey and Aaron’s girlfriend wanted the samething.

  16. ace613 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:43 PM

    flagstaffphotos says:
    Aug 30, 2011 2:33 PM
    Translation: Rex just wants to see Maybin’s toes and he will make the team


  17. paulsdamnblog says: Aug 30, 2011 2:44 PM

    Needs more what? Pictures of his feet? Ham sandwiches?

  18. tformation says: Aug 30, 2011 2:50 PM

    Hmm. Wonder if Chicago will pick up Maybin next. Like they tried to earlier.

    Sometimes the offseason is one giant game of “pass the trash (with potential that no one can tap)”

  19. empireredd says: Aug 30, 2011 2:50 PM

    Maybin : here to play coach Ryan.
    Rex : i need the bills playbook.
    Maybin : I don’t have it I never got to play defence in buffalo .
    Rex to media : we need to see more from Aaron Maybin.

  20. jacunn2000 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:53 PM

    They always call the player the “Bust”. But isn’t the TEAM that drafts the guy who is actually the “Bust”?????

  21. billsfan27 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:53 PM


  22. otistaylor89 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:56 PM

    “Rex Ryan needs more from Aaron Maybin”

    Rex Ryan will not get more from Aaron Maybin.

  23. football58 says: Aug 30, 2011 2:59 PM

    Bills should have drafted Orakpo, blah blah blah.

  24. We'reFineThere says: Aug 30, 2011 2:59 PM

    Why are Redskins fans thanking the Bills for not taking Orakpo? You could have taken Freeman.

  25. legendsfantasyleagues says: Aug 30, 2011 2:59 PM

    How can you expect more from a guy who has almost nothing to offer?

  26. drgfri says: Aug 30, 2011 3:00 PM

    See more….. More leg that is!

  27. pigskinswag says: Aug 30, 2011 3:02 PM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t releasing Vernon Gholston & signing Aaron Maybin a lateral move?

  28. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 30, 2011 3:03 PM

    Geesh Maybin, rex is asking for more, reveal a foot or something.

  29. hobartbaker says: Aug 30, 2011 3:05 PM

    In the dictionary, Gholston is grouped with Ghost, Ghoul, and Ghastly.

  30. jimyritz says: Aug 30, 2011 3:06 PM

    Can’t make the Bills-that’s all u need to know..

    Good college players….Oh well….

  31. hobartbaker says: Aug 30, 2011 3:07 PM

    Aaron Maybin a contender. But instead he’s a bum.

  32. suckleague says: Aug 30, 2011 3:16 PM

    Rex Ryan needs more from Aaron Maybin.

    And Chef Boyardee.

  33. jetfanfolife says: Aug 30, 2011 3:17 PM

    He’s not that much bigger than Mark Sanchez :^|

  34. tampajoey says: Aug 30, 2011 3:18 PM

    Show us your feet

  35. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 30, 2011 3:20 PM

    Well, I am now plum dang confused because according to Jets fans, Sexy Rexy is one of ‘dem der genius types and he was going to turn Maybin around and that was going to be yet another piece of the ‘ole SB puzzle.

    At least that’s what I think several of them said. Hard to tell given how illiterate most Jets fans are. Heck, they can’t even say Jets without someone having to spell it out for them.

  36. Nevis says: Aug 30, 2011 3:23 PM

    Maybe they can get Kentwan Balmer next.

  37. whodeyjpc says: Aug 30, 2011 3:25 PM

    he’d make a perfect Bengal!

  38. skoobyfl says: Aug 30, 2011 3:27 PM

    Maybust & did.

  39. EJ says: Aug 30, 2011 3:27 PM

    If Chan Gailey couldn’t get anything out of Maybin, how was Rex Ryan gonna do any better?

    Go Bills!!!!

  40. ncsteeler says: Aug 30, 2011 3:28 PM

    As a Penn State Alum, I watched Maybin in college and thought he had the makings of a decent pro. I was surprised when he came out early and shocked when he was picked so high. I thought he would be a 2-4 round pick. Some of these guys just get picked too high and start to believe their own scouting reports. If he was picked around the 3rd round, he might have come to camp with a little humility, knowing he had to work to make the roster. Instead he came in late with a boat load of cash – I hope he saved some.

    If he or Gohlston can get their head on straight and accept that they have a lot to learn – they still might make it back. Look at how many times James Harrison was cut.

  41. rectumnearlykilledem says: Aug 30, 2011 3:34 PM

    Jets fan while Maybin the Bills: “He stinks”

    Jets fan after NY picked him up: “It’s big! Rex will make him a star!”

    Jets fan after NY cuts him: “Who cares, he stinks”

  42. coreyandthejets says: Aug 30, 2011 3:38 PM

    He will be Playing for brad Fishbein by next week!

  43. tb12eatitbitches says: Aug 30, 2011 3:48 PM

    Translation: “He has poor footwork & he’s not a very good foot soldier”

  44. giselleisasucubus says: Aug 30, 2011 4:16 PM

    Mike Mamula has 2 new coaches at his school” Combine Academy”. A place where a freakish athlete can learn how to steal money from NFL organizations. Among the staff members-
    Jamarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, Laurence Maroney, Chad Jackson(picked one after another. I’m a Pats fan)….wow, this could become a pretty long list of staff members….

  45. robsterny says: Aug 30, 2011 4:27 PM

    OK…The “feet” thing is old now boys and girls…Tell your parents to come up with something new for you to type in here.

  46. staffordsyear says: Aug 30, 2011 4:38 PM

    Maybe Rex wants maybin to bend over?

  47. peester15 says: Aug 30, 2011 4:44 PM

    Why draft anyone from OSU??

  48. ampats says: Aug 30, 2011 5:01 PM

    Kind of like spygate robsterny? Only 4 years older.

  49. tunescribe says: Aug 30, 2011 5:03 PM

    Gholston … Inez Saenz … now Maybin. What’s this fixation Wrecks has with busts?

  50. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 30, 2011 5:20 PM

    This is a sure sign that Rex Ryan got the Bills playbook from Maybin.

  51. reed83 says: Aug 30, 2011 6:50 PM


    Why would Rex Ryan need the Bills playbook? They got killed in both games last year. And this is coming from a Bills fan. I’m being negative, I’m just being realistic.

  52. swayray says: Aug 30, 2011 8:35 PM

    How about calling out the personnel departments who think these guys warrant that place in the draft instead of calling these guys a bust. Maybin never should have been picked there.

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