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NY Jets: Helmet Stickers Week 1

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

There’s not much to say about the Jets performance against the Bills this week. It was pathetic. The Jets were dominated in every phase of the game. If Josh Allen knew how to tuck a football when he runs, the Jets easily could have lost by four or more touchdowns. Nevertheless, the stickers must be dished out:

Bronze Star: Bless Austin (7 tackles, 1 FF)

He had a decent game and apparently that can get you on this list. I thought he was playing off in zone quite a bit, which contributed to his tackle number. He didn’t give much up, but he was far from locking anyone down either. He also didn’t get tested much, since the rest of the Jets secondary functioned like a sieve.

Silver Star: Jamison Crowder (7 catches, 115 yards, 1 TD)

Most of Crowder’s yardage came on a touchdown in which no one wanted to tackle him, but I have to at least give him credit for running through the tackles and generating all of the Jets offense. After Crowder, Chris Herndon led the Jets in receiving with 37 yards, mostly in garbage time. It may have been a fluke, but at least Crowder did something.

Gold Star: Marcus Maye (10 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 PDs, 1 FF)

Marcus Maye is the only Jets player who actually balled out. Maye was the Jets best tackler, pass rusher, pass defender, and turnover generator all in one. In fact, Maye was the Jets best defender according to just about any metric or statistic, including the famed eyeball test. This one wasn’t even close, way to give 110% on a team that clearly didn’t give a ... percentage that high.

So there you have it, one week in and the table stands:

Marcus Maye 3 points (1 gold)

Jamison Crowder 2 points (1 silver)

Bless Austin 1 point (1 bronze)