Muhammad Wilkerson

Shane Vereen of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the second quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Wilkerson On WFAN: Jets’ ‘D’ Didn’t Hold Up Its End Of The Bargain

In a big spot, the Jets’ defense is consistently coming up small. Muhammad Wilkerson says that needs to change — ASAP — before it’s too late, if it’s not already.

10/17/2014

Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos falls into the end zone under Dawan Landry at MetLife Stadium on October 12, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Defense, Not Geno, Did Jets In This Time

He’s still not much of a quarterback. But Sunday wasn’t all Geno Smith’s fault. Lay this one on a defense that couldn’t keep the heat on Peyton Manning — and paid the price.

10/13/2014

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jets’ Wilkerson Poised Under Fire From WFAN’s Joe And Evan

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.

10/07/2014

The Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson, left, and Antonio Allen line up against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 28, 2014. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Defense Deserves As Much Blame As Geno For Jets’ Problems

Raise your hand if you think you can make any sense of this. I’m not sure if the Jets’ defense is good, misunderstood, falsely accused or just one big enigma.

10/01/2014

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, left, suffered a knee injury against the Bears on Sept. 22, 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mo Wilk On WFAN: No Excuse For Jets’ Defense Repeatedly Coming Up Small

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.

09/30/2014

Muhammad Wilkerson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wilkerson, Mangold Join Jets’ List Of Walking Wounded, Sit Out Practice

The sideline was a crowded place for the New York Jets during practice Wednesday.

09/24/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rex Sounds Rallying Cry, Says Jets Are Behind Geno 100 Percent

Smith had a rough night Monday in a 27-19 loss to the Chicago Bears, having one of his two interceptions returned for a touchdown and nearly having a few others picked off.

09/23/2014

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, No. 96, attempts to block a pass thrown by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the game at Lambeau Field on Sept. 14, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisc. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mo Wilk On WFAN: It Was Us Against Everyone, Including The Refs, At Lambeau

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.

09/16/2014

(Credit, Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Team Grades: Jets Collapse In A Tale Of Two Halves

The New York Jets jumped out to a promising 18-point lead on Sunday only to watch it disintegrate throughout a very sloppy second half performance.

09/15/2014

Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks out to midfield after losing to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 14, 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Blown Lead, Botched Timeout: Jets Self-Destruct In Green Bay

For a moment, it seemed as if the Jets had tied the Packers. Touchdown — Jeremy Kerley with about 5 minutes left to the game. One problem…

09/15/2014

Muhammad Wilkerson (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets’ Mo Wilk On WFAN: I’m Not Worried About My Contract

Considering the record contract J.J. Watt just got, Muhammad Wilkerson wouldn’t be wrong to at least wonder when he might get paid.

09/09/2014

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Green Bay Packers Look To Bounce Back Against High Flying New York Jets

On Sunday the Green Bay Packers look to get their first win of the season following a very disappointing effort against the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers will be facing a New York Jets team that dominated the Oakland Raiders with their power running game and stout defense.

09/09/2014

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images); Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Jets’ D Has Message For Raiders’ Rookie QB Carr: We’re Coming After You

Despite beating the Raiders by 10 points last season, the Jets said they came away from the game feeling like they only completed half of their mission. That’s because Oakland ran all over their stout and prideful defense.

09/03/2014

Wayne Gretzky (Credit: Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 99-90

Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.

08/28/2014

Quarterback Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets passes against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Jets Will Fly As Far As Geno Smith Takes Them

Smith is brimming with confidence, and with that comes increased respect in the locker room. The bottom line, though, is the success — or failure — of Rex Ryan’s team could depend on Smith’s performance this season.

08/27/2014

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