First and foremost, the change in scheme will benefit Aaron Maybin in a big way.
As we know by now, the Jets, under the direction of new line coach Karl Dunbar, will be using more of a “43″ base scheme, mixing in the “46″ system of Rex’s Dad.
What this means is that guys like Sione Pouha, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Kenrick Ellis will line up heads up against the guards and center, creating the front necessary to run the “46″. This will create pressure from the inside, which drives quarterbacks such as Tom Brady crazy. Any highlights that include Brady playing badly, include pressure up the middle. This is one of the benefits of the “46″.
What this will create is more freedom on the outside. Aaron Maybin has just the speed to handle the rush from the outside. He will have the chance to shine in 2012, and he will make the most of it.
It’s hard to talk about motivation with pro athletes, because they should all be motivated, am I right? They should all play hard, simply because they are playing a game. But fact is a lot of times they don’t, so motivation becomes a factor.
Aaron Maybin’s abilities came under much scrutiny while in Buffalo, but now in New York, he has excelled. Why?
Motivation. The Jets brought Maybin here, to do what he does best, which is rush the passer. The Bills tried to fit him into what they wanted him to do, and that’s not always the best way to work with players. When you get a guy with talent, you have to put him in the best position to succeed. That means, you have to give him a chance to do what he does best.
That is what the Jets have done. They brought him in and said “Aaron, go get that guy”, that guy being the quarterback. He’s fast and can rush the passer, and that’s what the Jets let him do. So Aaron Maybin is motivated to get better, so much so that he has bulked up to be on the field all the time.
When someone feels wanted, like Aaron Maybin does, they work harder. They stay focused, and perform better than they ever have.