Another week, another win. The Jets defense has now allowed only 17 points in two games while causing 10 turnovers. The Jets offense has averaged just over 25 points per game. The Jets are top 3 in points differential for the first time in so long that I figured I wouldn't be alive to see it happen. After a real feel-good win, it's time to award the stars to the stars.
Third Star: David Harris (7 tackles, 1 forced fumble)
Harris had a decent statistical night, but it doesn't tell the whole story. I thought Harris looked much better than in recent years while covering backs and tight ends. His forced fumble came at a crucial point in which it looked as though the Colts were starting to click on offense and Luck scrambled for a large gain. I may frequently underrate the value that Harris brings the defense, but not this time. Harris earned himself a star despite many Jets having career nights.
Second Star: Brandon Marshall (7 receptions, 101 yards, 1TD)
Marshall's stats for the game are impressive, recording a 100 yard game and a touchdown; but they don't even tell the whole story. Marshall drew several pass interference and defensive holding calls that extended drives, including one on third down in the end zone, leading to an easy Jets touchdown. He did all of this while being shadowed by another elite shutdown corner in Vontae Davis, who was simply manhandled all game long. To top it off, Marshall had another highlight reel sort of play, carrying multiple Colts defensive backs several yards to paydirt. Marshall is certainly winning over fans in NY with his physical play and drive, earning himself another star.
First Star: Darrelle Revis (4 tackles, 1 pass defensed, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries)
It's not often that a player is involved in 3 or more turnovers. It's even rarer to see that player finish with 4 tackles and a pass defense as well. It's even rarer to see that type of performance from a player who is usually avoided by the opposing team. Some of it was luck, and some of it was Luck. Revis reminded QBs in the NFL that he is not to be tested, locking down receivers and appearing all over the field. He did have a few blown coverages and got embarrassed by a stiff-arm, but with 3 takeaways and a stellar overall game, Revis earned his star.
So after week 2, the scoreboard is as follows:
|Brandon Marshall||15 Points|
|Darrelle Revis||10 Points|
|Calvin Pryor||5 Points|
|David Harris||2 Points|
|Marcus Williams||2 Points|
|Chris Ivory||2 Points|