“In (defensive coordinator) Perry Fewell’s defense, when certain things go wrong throughout the course of a game, it then makes you hesitant to call certain things.”
In a season of serious lows for the Jets, rock-bottom might have been the Bills marching into MetLife Stadium a few weeks back and laughing their way to a rout.
“But in order for it to be a possibility we’ve gotta go out there and we’ve gotta play as a team. All three phases need to be on the same page at the same time.”
The Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson was at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, and he told WFAN’s Joe & Evan on Tuesday that an effort like that was long overdue.
“The entire team. I’m not saying that we’re not playing with passion. I’m saying we’re not playing with enough passion. We’re not playing with enough attitude.”
“Ben Roethlisberger, for sure,” the Hall of Famer told Joe & Evan in his weekly spot. “He’s big, he’s strong, he knocks off tackles.”
Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Beningo and Evan Roberts on Tuesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, Wilkerson said the blame for the Jets’ 1-7 start should be spread around, not just dumped on the second-year quarterback.
Antrel Rolle, joining WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts in his weekly spot on Tuesday, had some interesting things to say about the wide receiver.
The Jets are suddenly throwing money around on new contracts. But what about the one guy who many think really deserves a new deal, Muhammad Wilkerson?
“Too bad, players,” the Hall of Famer said, impersonating NFL owners. “We love ya and we need ya. Hang in there with us while we just get filthy a– rich … It’s 32 billionaires getting richer at the expense of players.”
“We’re more than capable (of winning out),” the captain of the defense told Roberts. “This is a good football team that we have.
Antrel Rolle is questioning his team’s heart. Considering the Giants got their doors blown off by the Eagles in front of a national television audience on Sunday night, it’s hard to blame him.
“If they come to me as far as an extension, or they really want to do something, that’s fine. Obviously I’m gonna entertain it. But while I’m playing, I just like to play. I like to stay focused.”
These are the dark times in Florham Park, but the Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson is doing his best to toe the company line — stay positive, hope and prepare for the best.
It’s fair to say the Jets’ defense doesn’t always live up to the hype. Muhammad Wilkerson, arguably the team’s best player up front, agrees.