A Bigger Mayhem

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Dec 04, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin (51) celebrates a sack of Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) during the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. the Jets defeated the Redskins 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Mayhem is looking to increase his role.

Well, right now, it’s to increase his size, as Aaron Maybin is eating 5,000-6,000 calories per day in order to put on enough weight to make himself an every down player. He’s up to 243 in only 3 months, a 13 pound increase.

His first two seasons in the league were not what he expected, to put it mildly.

Maybin, drafted 11th overall by the Buffalo Bills in 2009, was a colossal disappointment. His emergence last season with the Jets was one of the bright spots on the team — the inspiring, second-chance story of a player who appeared to be on the fast track to Vernon Gholston-ville.

Now Aaron Maybin is on the right track, and “Mayhem”, as the late Joe Paterno dubbed him, excelled last year, and wants to get even better.

“I should’ve easily had double-digit sacks last year,” said Maybin, who produced a team-high six sacks despite limited playing time. “That’s disappointing, but it’s also encouraging because I know how much better I can be if I didn’t leave those plays on the field.”

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