Five New York Jets to be Thankful For
By Alan Schechter
Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) and New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) both jump up for a pass during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Happy Thanksgiving everbody. We have a lot to be thankful for, friends, family, …etc. Now, let’s look at our team. Despite the fact that we are 4-6, there are our fair share of guys to be thankful for. Here’s five:
ANTONIO CROMARTIE: I am sure that I wasn’t the only one that thought the season was over when Darrelle Revis fell to the turf. But it wasn’t. Why? Because Antonio Cromartie has stepped up his game more than we ever thought he could. “Alcrotraz” has been almost as lonely as Revis Island. We give thanks today, for Antonio Cromartie.
NICK FOLK: Many of us didn’t even want Folk to remain on the team coming out of training camp. Josh Brown was in to compete, and I know that I was one that felt he was the right man for the job. Well, I was wrong. The competition made Folk better, and he has been “money” all season long. If you take out the blocked kicks, he has been near perfect. We give thanks today, for Nick Folk.
Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Dolphins won 30-9. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
JEREMY KERLEY: Jeremy, as we have talked about many times before, has stepped up big time in the wake of Santonio Holmes’ injury. Kerley has become a go-to weapon for Mark Sanchez, putting up a career best 38 catches for 578 yards and 2 TDs to date. We give thanks today, for Jeremy Kerley.
MO WILKERSON: After starting every game of his rookie season, Mo has come into his own of late, playing at nearly a Pro Bowl level on the defensive line. Mo has forced a fumble in each of the last two games, including a strip sack in last week’s win against the St. Louis Rams. The Jets have been looking for an infusion of youth on the defensive side of the football, and Wilkerson has begun to lead the way. We give thanks today, for Mo Wilkerson.
ROBERT MALONE: I know that it is odd to talk about a punter, but when you have had an offense struggle, a punter becomes quite the valuable weapon, amd Malone has been just that. He has become adept at pinning opponents inside their own 20 yard line, and hanging the ball up in the air so it cannot be returned. In the top 10 of major punting categories, Robert has been a major threat to other teams. We give thanks today, for Robert Malone.
Who do you guys give thanks for on the Jets? Feel free to tweet us or comment below…