Aaron Maybin Wants a Bigger Role in the Defense

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“Me and a lot of the guys were talking about it earlier; that’s never anything that you can control,” Maybin, a former Bills first-round pick, said. “You can’t live your life and your career based off of how everybody perceives you, and what’s being done around you. All I can do is continue to make myself the best player that I am.”

Maybin hopes that, with an offseason and training camp with the Jets, he can build off of the success he had in a specific role last year and the coaches can come up with new and different ways to use him.

“That was one of the reasons I came here, because I wanted to feel as though I had control of my own destiny,” Maybin said. “That’s what Rex (Ryan) is basically saying, is he’s going to put his best 11 guys on the field in whichever situation, and my job is to make sure in any given situation, I’m one of the best 11 guys that has to be on the field.”

Maybin said that he and a lot of his teammates are approaching off season activities with a chip on their shoulder, after the disappointing 8-8 record last season.

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