Five Positives from the First Half of 2012 for the New York Jets

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Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) is unable to catch a pass while defended by Miami Dolphins cornerback Jimmy Wilson (27) during the game at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

As we get ready for the game against Seattle on Sunday, there still seems to be a lot of negativity around the fan base. Not too many are feeling that good as we go into the second half. With that thought in mind, I wanted to take one more look at the first half of the season, but solely take a look at the positives to come out of the first half. Here are five positive from the first half, in no particular order:

JEREMY KERLEY

We have talked about this guy at length, but his performance is worth talking about one more time. With the injury to Santonio Holmes, Jeremy has stepped up his game big time, and become a valuable weapon in the arsenal of Mark Sanchez. On the year so far, he has recorded 30 catches for 478 yards and 3 TDs. He had a huge game against the Patriots, recording 7 catches for 120 yards. He’s a terrific weapon in the slot, and he is showing that he is not too shabby on the outside either.

QUINTON COPLES

Now hear is a guy that was supposed to make his mark right away, but ended up taking his time. Coples was a much talked about first round pick, that Rex Ryan loved since his Pro Day. After working hard to get a lot of the defense down during minicamp, he seemed to hit a while, and was having difficulty getting the system ingrained in his mind. As such, Quinton didn’t get a lot of reps at the beginning of the year. He got better, and combine that with the fact that the defense was old and slow, and it was go time for Quinton Coples. Coples cracked the starting lineup in week 6 against the Colts, and played well, with 4 tackles and 2 sacks. He is getting better with every rep he gets, and will prove to be worth the high draft pick that the Jets spent on him.

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