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Jace Amaro needs a wake up call to deliver

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Nov 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro (88) against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro (88) against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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So far with the New York Jets, tight end Jace Amaro has yet to make an impact where it matters most on game day. He needs a wake up call to finally deliver up to his true potential.

Tight end Jace Amaro is 6’5/265 pounds that so far has had a tough transition into the NFL. At first, the mistakes and dropped passes were expected in his rookie year with the New York Jets. It’s not easy going from college to the pros but back in 2014, he got the benefit of the doubt. Amaro missed all of last season due to a severe shoulder injury and throughout the offseason, the hype was starting to build. That finally, Amaro can finally live up to his potential and be a premier tight end for the Jets.

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Amaro was getting solid reviews all throughout training camp but when it comes to putting it all together in preseason action, has regressed. Amaro’s main problem is he doesn’t come through with easy receptions and often times looks lost on the football field.

In his collegiate career at Texas Tech, Amaro totaled 1,818 receiving yards, 138 receptions and 13 touchdowns. His yards per receptions were decent at 13.2 and when he was drafted by the Jets, had potential to finally give them a solid receiving threat at tight end.

The problem is, Amaro needs a wake up call to understand that he’s more than capable of being an offensive weapon on the Jets. Judging by his performance in Week 2 action against the Washington Redskins, Amaro looked defeated when he makes all these cerebral mistakes.

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Against the Redskins, Amaro only totaled two receptions for 11 yards.

Even though it’s meaningless preseason football, Amaro needs to prove that he can be an effective tight end on offense.

He has the skill-set and body frame to be an effective red-zone threat but by the way he’s been playing, is looking more like a backup or even third stringer at best.

It’s a shame really since time is ticking for Amaro to step up or he could be eventually fighting to keep his job on the Jets.

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Whether it’s coaches or veteran players, someone needs to pull him to the side and let him know he needs to step up. It’s time he starts taking a queue from quarterback Bryce Petty and rise to the occasion. Not only was Petty faced with the possibility of losing his spot on the Jets’ roster but he stepped up. Petty is proving that he’s worth keeping around in the long haul. Amaro needs to do the same before it’s too late and the coaches know he’s beyond saving.

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