After struggling the first two weeks of the season, the Jets dominated the Miami Dolphins in the team’s home opener, winning by the score of 20-6. This week, it was not easy to come up with three players who deserve to be on the “down” list.
S Jamal Adams -What more can you say about this kid? Adams is a special talent. On Sunday, the Jets first-round pick was all over the field. Adams was very active in the running game, constantly setting the edge and getting to Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, who only ran for 16 yards in the loss. Adams is quickly turning into a leader on the Jets defense.
LB Demario Davis -Davis might have had the best game of his career against the Dolphins. He looked like a totally different player than the one that struggled the past two weeks. Davis led the Jets with 12 tackles, 3 of them being a tackle for a loss. Davis made his presence felt all game long in the running game and making it a rough day for QB Jay Cutler.
QB Josh McCown -How good has this guy been? McCown had his best game so far this year against the Dolphins, going 18-23 with 249 yards and a touchdown, with the highlight being a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, who got a step on Dolphins CB Alterraun Verner.
K Chandler Catanzaro – As I said earlier, it was not easy to find 3 players that deserved to be on the list this week. Catanzaro only makes it because of his missed a 45-yard field goal early in the game. Overall though, Catanzaro has had a good year for the Jets.
DE Muhammad Wilkerson -It was another relatively quiet day for Big Mo, who only registered one tackle in the game. It won’t show up in the box score, but Mo did apply some pressure on Jay Cutler throughout the game. You have to wonder if Wilkerson’s shoulder is bothering him more than he is letting on.
DE Kony Ealy -After starting the year with a strong performance against the Bills, Ealy has been quiet the past few weeks. Ealy did not register a tackle against the Dolphins. With the recent addition of David Bass, it will be interesting to see Ealy’s snap count going forward.
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