Jets LB Aaron Maybin sacks and forces fumble on Rex Grossman in 4th quarter. (Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News)

Jets Maybin ruling the defense with sacks

You just can’t say enough about Aaron Maybin.

The former first round pick of the Buffalo Bills continues to create mayhem for opposing teams with sacks and forced fumbles; the latest coming in the 4th quarter with less than 5 minutes remaining to seal the victory for the New York Jets on Sunday against Rex Grossman and the Washington Redskins.

“I told him fourth-quarter sacks win games,” head coach Rex Ryan said. “Fumbles are even better.

“ I think we need to get some jerseys out there with ‘Mayhem’ on their back.”

Maybin now has six sacks and five forced fumbles on the season.  He had zero sacks in two seasons with the Bills.

“That was just one of those situations where we knew as a defense it was crunch time,” said Maybin, who wore a black T-shirt that read, “Duh, winning” in the locker room. “We’ve been in those situations.”

If you watched the game, you would have noticed Maybin’s stance prior to the snap.  Maybin lines up in a sprinter’s stance.

“I do see myself as a sprinter in this defense, especially how they have me playing,” Maybin said. “My responsibility a lot of times is to get in that track stance and try to get off the football as best I can, and try to create some kind of havoc.”

Entering the game, Maybin’s 5 sacks on 110 defensive snaps, was the best pass-rushing ratio in the NFL for players with at least five sacks, according to the web site Pro Football Focus.

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