Some Positive Holiday Points on the New York Jets

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Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) catches a punt from the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. Titans won 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

JEREMY KERLEY

Here is a guy for the Jets, and Jets fans to feel good about. This young man, in only his second season, has stepped up in a big way since the injury to Santonio Holmes. Heading into the final week of the 2012 campaign, Kerley has recorded 53 catches for 739 yards and two TDs. You would like to see hin get in the endzone a bit more to make a bigger impact, but all in all, not too shabby. Is it number one wide receiver material? Probably not. But, the prospect of having Kerley in the slot, with Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes on the outside is quite the exciting thought.

MUHAMMAD WILKERSON

The man otherwise known as “BeastMo”, has caused quite the stir in 2012. He has 5 sacks overall, and two in the last three games. Mo has forced three fumbles, and has spend countless amounts of quality time in the opponent’s backfield. He had a pass deflection Sunday, he has a blocked field goal to his credit, and there is plenty more. 66 tackles on the year, and that is only the beginning for this guy. He has done just about anything he could possibly do this year for the Jets, and he is only going to get better.

Dec 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) is tackled by New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the first half at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

ANTONIO CROMARTIE

Everyone thought the world was going to come to an end for this defense when Darrelle Revis went down with his season ending knee injury. But, that was the farthest thing from the truth, thanks to this guy. The defense maintained a high level of play and more, thanks to Cro. “Bad Cro” has taken the rest of the season off, and been replaced on a full time basis by “Good Cro”. He has blanketed receivers without the benefit of “Revis Island”, and has recorded 3 INTs of his own. It’s great to have Antonio on our side.

AUSTIN HOWARD

Don’t forget that this guy came out of 2012. As the weeks go by, it seems more and more like we have found our right tackle for the future. I know it is not saying much, but he sure is better than the guy we used to have in that spot. I’d prefer not to say his name, I would hate for you all to get sick on Christmas morning. Howard has done a good job. Has he had his problems, of course he has. But these opponents aren’t stupid, they are lining their best guys up against him. Have we EVER heard his name called as often as the other guy? Nope. That’s because he is pretty good, and going to only get better.

Here are some reasons to be happy and look forward to this team with hope. Merry Christmas.

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