The Jets' defense may not show it on the leaderboards, but the young corps is turning heads as it proved against the Bills they can be a problem in the league.
Looking at the stats, the Jets are currently ranked the 20th best in scoring average wih 23 points per game. But last Thursday they held Bills RB LeSean McCoy, one of the most dynamic offensive players in the league, to 25 yards on the ground in their 34-21 win.
They may not be clicking on all cylinders, and they certainly have room for improvement. However, this young group is showing glimpses of how dominate they can be in the future, and LB Demario Davis is saying the future may be coming very soon.
"We're just now scratching the surface," Davis told The Post's Mark Cannizzaro. "So many people counted us out so many times, and every time they count us out, we keep showing back up. We're going to be a tough team to beat."
It has been a slow start to this unit that recorded 11 sacks in eight games entering the Bills matchup. However, they surprised everyone when they took down Tyrod Taylor, an elusive quarterback, seven times on their home turf.
"That's just like life, man, that's just perseverance," Davis said. "Sometimes, you're doing all the right things, and it's just not happening for you. And when it happens, it's like the floodgates of heaven opening."
Safety Rontez Miles is even confident enough to say that the Jets' defense is going to shake up the NFL, and bring them to a new state in the near future.
"We're nasty," Miles said. "We're physical. There's passion. There's fun. There's a lot of things I haven't seen for a long time here. This is my fifth year on this team and this is something that I've never seen. This is a special unit, man. We're different. There's a new era of football coming."
The future has revolved around safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye throughout the season, and they didn't disappoint in the win last Thursday as well. They teamed up to strip Nick O'Leary for a fumble, and it is those plays that are expected from the rookies for years to come.
Their play consistently impresses the veterans around them.
"We've got good veteran leadership, but those two kids have been special since they got here," Josh McCown said.
"We've got a lot of young guys who bring tremendous energy," Davis said. "We're out there having fun. You see it out there on the field when the crowd is turned up and we're out there loose. Our defense has a ton of swag."
Their swag was shown when the entire unit would dance on the loud speaker between TV timeouts as the Bills tried to figure out what they could do to get out of their own territory. The defense continues to keep the Jets in games, and they know they can get better. They will try to show it one game at a time.
"We know how great we can be," Davis said. "No matter what happens, we're not going anywhere."