The list of disappointments in the Jets 2012 season is numerous. One important player that did not meet expectations was inside linebacker David Harris -- and he knows it.

Once a solid centerpiece of the Jets stalwart defense Harris was played poorly in 2012. ProFootballFocus ranked him as the 48th best inside linebacker in the league; Football Outsiders ranked him as the 75th best linebacker against the run in 2012. Those aren’t flattering numbers particularly considering Harris carries the largest cap number for the Jets in 2013.

“I didn’t have as many impact plays as I did the year before” the linebacker said. “I didn’t get my hands on as many balls. I have to try to be more of a threat in the passing game.”

Asked why he had a down season Harris couldn’t put a finger on it.

“I have no idea I have no idea. I just didn’t find myself by the ball. I didn’t have as many pass defensed” he said.

Teammate and fellow linebacker veteran Calvin Pace said there were only a handful of players on the defense that played well last season.

“When we look back at last year defensively it really wasn’t that bad of a year statistically but I just think guys have done better” Pace said. “I think the consistency wasn’t there. With the standard for Rex every play is about domination. Don’t me wrong they (oppoenents) get paid to play too. Sometimes you play against Pro Bowlers you play against great offensive coordinators. Really if you look at it the only people who had truly outstanding years was Muhammad (Wilkerson) Cro (Antonio Cromartie) and (LaRon) Landry. That’s just not good enough.”

In 2013 Pace and Harris are the old men in a unit that now carries two second-year players in Demario Davis and Quinton Coples.