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Demario Davis keeps a level head

Many players on the New York Jets have made it clear they’re confident in their team this season, but linebacker Demario Davis refuses to buy into all the talk (ESPN, July 29).

In an interview on NFL Radio on Tuesday made it clear he wasn’t falling into all of the hype, at least not yet.

“What it seems like is that, it seems like too many people are saying we can be the best defense or we are the best defense, but the work has to show it,”  Davis said. “You know, as far as me seeing it, have we been putting in the work to be the best defense? I would say no. In the first couple weeks, we’ve got to work a lot harder. Guys have to put more individual time in, you’ve got to watch a lot more film, you’ve got to stay on the field a lot longer, you’ve got to come out a lot earlier.”

Davis, already a standout leader on defense, also said there is still a lot of work to be done if the Jets want to be the best.

“It’s not just what is mandatory,” said Davis. “If you want to be the best you’ve got to do more. Being the best doesn’t just happen. So I’ve seen a lot of people saying that. I’ve said it myself, but personally, I don’t feel like we’re putting in the work right now to be the best. We have a long way to go and right now we’re not on pace to be the best. We’ve got to start fast this year. We can’t afford to try to catch fire late in the season. We’ve got to start fast.”




12 comments
tish
tish

It is refreshing to read Davis' quotes. To paraphrase Brendan, let's hope his game catches up to his leadership talk. If he fails, I doubt it will because of a lack of effort and dedication. This is an individual that I can really cheert for over some braggart who has accomplished squat

Brian
Brian

Light dawns over marblehead. Way to go Demario. He'll do his talking after the Jets win the Superbowl.

jaym
jaym

Here come the Clowns I mean critics

@RichCimini

The big-talking Jets need to pipe down.

WILLIS: It's not even August, and Jets cockiness already getting old 

machoking
machoking

We all know there is a difference between hype and confidence... This team seems confident to me.  The Tebow years, seemed like hype.  I think back then we all knew we were being sold a lemon. However, this year is different, we have seen some of these young guys get better, Idzik has added some weapons to the offense. I think at this point, we should be talking and bragging... we are gonna need all the confidence we can get to win the division.

Brendan
Brendan

There have been a lot of good articles being written about Davis. Let's hope his game has caught up to his intangibles, because he has the potential to be a great LB/Jet. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

Good to hear Demario pushing these other guys.  Hype can kill a season.  It's nice to hear that guys are confident, but they still need to work harder than everyone else to be the best.  We have the talent, now we just need to reach the full potential of the team.

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

@jsadolph Defensively you know this front seven especially the sons of anarchy will get the job done and I like what Ive heard about Coples the last week of practice. Coples is the Key to this defense you know what the front three will bring,if Coples will take advantage which I think he will our defense will be what Pace is saying it will be. Rex is a defensive genius and he will use these safeties and corners in diff way then usual and this D we'll be off the charts but I like what Demario has to say and his hard work and how he is outspoken being so young is impressive.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@jsadolph

Hype can kill a season.


There's an Aaron Hernandez joke in there somewhere.