Nick Folk hopes to be back kicking field goals for the New York Jets this weekend.
The New York Jets defense suffers another blow as veteran leader Muhammad Wilkerson will miss Monday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Wilkerson said the game against Miami will likely be the first he has ever missed at any level of football.
Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro has a head injury and is going through the NFL’s concussion protocol, while New York defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has an ailing toe.
Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson didn’t want to discuss leaving Monday night’s game against the Bills: “I’m not commenting on that.”
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.
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.
“Hopefully, one of these weekends, one of these Sundays, we’ll get a win,” the Jets defensive end said on WFAN radio Tuesday.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.