Demario Davis: Guys are Starting to Get It

By Alan Schechter

Oct 20, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker DeMario Davis (56) tackles New England Patriots wide receiver

Kenbrell Thompkins

(85) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

We talked about how great it is that leaders are emerging in the Jets’ locker room. Yesterday, we talked about the wonderfully enlightened comments that Geno Smith made with regards to the team’s confidence.  Now, we have a guy in his third year emerging as the leader of Rex’s defense.  That guy is linebacker Demario Davis.

After an excellent Wednesday practice, Demario Davis was the talk of camp. Instead of talking about himself, Davis talked about how players are understanding the work that is involved to become great:

Guys are starting to get it. We have a young team, so the only way that you are going to be able to advance quickly and be ready to perform at a high level on Sundays is if you are taking time to do extra. You have to spend extra time in the film room. We have guys who are doing that. We have guys that stand out there working on the details, working on their footwork, working on the things that the coaches said they need to work on and that’s kind of what’s starting to show up on the field. Early in training camp, I don’t know if guys were doing it as much, but now they’re starting to get it. We’re a young team, and guys need to understand what it takes to win and everybody is starting to get it. We’re all one unit, we’re all together, but to be great the work proceeds the results. Our goals are way out there and the only way to get there is with discipline and consistency.

Our good buddy Brian was spot on when he issued the following tweet in a conversation:

@GreenLanternJet I think he takes that step this year – he is the the prophet carrying Rex’s message to the D @YouAreFree146

— Brian (@One30Three) July 30, 2014

The Jets are not only having leaders emerge, but those leaders are emerging within a group of core young players. What an excellent sign for the future.