Yet another week of disappointment. In fact, the Jets seem to have a unique ability to disappoint me. The game starts and I don’t really care much about who wins. Expectations are that the Jets will lose, but it’s a meaningless game, so who cares? The Jets make some exciting plays jump out to an early lead. For some reason, all I can think is “they’re not up by enough points to win this, we’re going to find a way to lose.” I tell myself that I’m just being a pessimistic Jets fan and that there’s no reason to be so negative when the Jets are winning by two scores. Then the inevitable happens, I find myself furious with the organization, and upset with myself for even briefly expecting the team to win. This organization is such a mess that it actually makes me angry at myself for rooting for it. But at least there are a few guys who came to play.
Bronze Star: CB Trumaine Johnson (3 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD)
Johnson fell apart towards the end of the game, but his early pick 6 should have set the tone for the Jets. It appeared to do just that as the Jets jumped out to a big lead early, but it wasn’t enough to stop them from getting in their own way. He was mostly avoided in coverage after his interception until late in the fourth quarter and only gave up a couple passes. To be fair, there was really no reason to target him considering how Claiborne was playing. At least it was nice to see the guy getting paid the big bucks actually show up.
Silver Star: K Jason Myers (5 for 5 on field goals, 1 for 1 on extra points)
I spent most of the game thinking “Damn it, I’m going to have to put Myers on the freaking list again.” What can I say, no one else is coming to play week to week. Myers is bordering on Pro Bowl numbers and was perfect in the game going 6 for 6 on kicks, including an early 54 yarder. If it weren’t for Jamal Adams, he would be the team MVP. Speaking of which...
Gold Star: S Jamal Adams (11 tackles, 1 forced fumble)
Adams has officially solidified himself as the best player on the team and the MVP for this year. Unfortunately for fans, there isn’t really much competition there. Adams has been the best player on the field for several weeks now, and I wouldn’t expect that to change anytime soon. At this rate, I might as well just copy his name in with the gold star because no one else is even coming close.
So there you have it, thirteen weeks in and the table stands:
Jamal Adams 18 points (4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Jason Myers 11 points (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Avery Williamson 6 points (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Morris Claiborne 5 points (2 silver, 2 bronze)
Quincy Enunwa 4 points (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Darron Lee 4 points (2 silver)
Deontay Burnett 3 points (1 gold)
Isaiah Crowell 3 points (1 gold)
Henry Anderson 3 points (1 gold)
Andre Roberts 3 points (1 gold)
Jermaine Kearse 2 points (1 silver)
Sam Darnold 2 points (1 silver)
Leonard Williams 2 points (1 silver)
Bilal Powell 2 points (2 bronze)
Robby Anderson 1 point (1 bronze)
Darryl Roberts 1 point (1 bronze)
Jordan Jenkins 1 point (1 bronze)
Trumaine Johnson 1 point (1 bronze)