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More run for Maybin?

Posted by Chris Brown on November 2, 2011 – 12:06 pm

Jets OLB Aaron Maybin has been a spot player for New York thus far this season getting about 10-12 plays a game. But according to Jets head coach Rex Ryan his snap count could be increasing this week.

“Yeah that’s a real possibility because Buffalo does spread you out,” said Ryan. “But it’s not like the old spread where you throw out of it. Buffalo spreads you out to run it as well. We understand what their philosophy is and we’ll adjust accordingly.”

It sounds like Ryan is a bit conflicted in terms of whether to play a heavier lineup to defend the run, which would take Maybin off the field, or play a quicker lineup to keep up with Buffalo’s array of receiving threats, which would put Maybin on the field.

Either way Ryan likes what they’ve gotten out of Maybin. 

“I think what everybody sees is a guy that has some pass rush ability, and that’s why we picked him up,” Ryan said. “He flashed that in the preseason. But when we had an opportunity through an injury we were able to bring Aaron back and that’s kind of the role he’s taken over, is that of a pass rusher for us, and he’s done a tremendous job for us.”


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