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.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle joined WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts in his weekly spot on Tuesday afternoon, and the three-time Pro Bowler was understandably in a good mood.
“I have two words: Michael Vick. That’s all I’m gonna say. It’s time for him to start … I’ve had enough of Geno (Smith) already.”
“We need this in the worst way,” the captain told Joe & Evan. “I’m excited, I’m gonna be upbeat. The team is gonna be upbeat. I think we moved in a positive direction this past Sunday.”
Muhammad Wilkerson said he can understand why he got ejected in the third quarter of the Jets’ 31-24 loss to the Packers, but other things that went on during the game seemed to suggest there wasn’t a level playing field.
“I challenge all the fans in New York to be louder. And you know what? In order for them to be louder, we have to give them something to be loud about.”
“Oh, God no,” Irvin told Joe & Evan when asked if he believes that Goodell is lying about having never seen the second video. “God no. God no, I don’t think he’s lying.”
Considering the record contract J.J. Watt just got, Muhammad Wilkerson wouldn’t be wrong to at least wonder when he might get paid.
“We need more fight. I feel like the team needs more fight. We need more attitude … I think we’re relying on our talent way too much as opposed to going out there and being dominant, being feisty, having that dog.”
“The group that’s conspicuously absent in terms of voice on this is the NFL Players Association and their leader, DeMaurice Smith.”
“I think this is a make-or-break year for Eli. If he has another season like he had last year, this could be really it for him in New York.”
WFAN host Mike Francesa didn’t disappoint on Friday, making good on his word by doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of a big crowd at Bar A.
To get you ready for the upcoming campaign, WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts did their show from Giants camp.
“I would love to retire a Giant,” Rolle said. “That’s my first and prominent goal. This is definitely where I want to be and this is where I belong.”