New York Jets: Week Six Earning Their Wings

By Alan Schechter

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The Jets fell to the Denver Broncos by the score of 31-17. Despite falling to 1-5, the Jets did have players deserving of game balls this week. Let’s take a look at who earned their “wings” this week:

Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end

Jace Amaro

(88) scores a touchdown defended by Denver Broncos strong safety

T.J. Ward

(43) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

JACE AMARO: Jace Amaro added 10 receptions to his leading total for rookie tight ends to 24 in the Jets loss yesterday. Amaro had a break out game for the Jets, with ten receptions for 68 yards and his first career NFL touchdown. He still has a lot to learn, such as running his pass routes past the sticks on third down, but he certainly is coming into his own.

Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker

Demario Davis

(56) on the sideline during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

DEMARIO DAVIS: Yesterday, Davis posted six solo tackles and five assists. Demario Davis, despite all of Muhammad Wilkerson‘s abilities, is the leader of the Jets’ defense. He learned from Bart Scott, and may be growing into a better player.

Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox shakes hands with New York Jets wide receiver

Eric Decker

(87) after their NFL football game at MetLife Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Jets 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

ERIC DECKER: It was a successful reunion with Decker’s former team, as he posted six receptions for 54 yards and a big touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was good to see him moving around well, as he looks like his hamstring is coming around.