Though it doesn’t completely make up for swinging and missing on Vernon Gholston with the sixth pick in the 2008 draft, the first-rounder from the following year that the Jets pulled off the Bills’ trash heap continues to make the New York front office look good.
And Aaron Maybin also is making other guys on the roster look bad.
“[Mike Pettine] said, ‘Guys, as a teammate you ought to be embarrassed,’” coach Rex Ryan said Sunday regarding the defensive coordinator’s assessment of Maybin’s performance. “Because this guy embarrassed the other 10 guys that were out there at that time. And they might have been thinking they were going hard.”
Per Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com, Maybin had a sack and removed a running back’s helmet. Maybin also spent plenty of time yelling after making plays.
“I’ve always been a high energy guy that’s how I’ve always played the game,” Maybin said.
Well, maybe not in Buffalo. Or he never would have been released. But he’s that way now.
“That’s the way Aaron plays, 100 mph,” Ryan said. “He doesn’t play with any breaks he doesn’t slow down until he runs into something, that’s who he is and that’s who he’s been since he’s been a New York Jet.”
Actually, Maybin has been a Jet twice. Last year, he was among the final preseason roster cuts. And so not only the Bills but every other team can kick themselves for missing out on the fact that Maybin was ready to kick some ass.