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.
The sideline was a crowded place for the New York Jets during practice Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Considering the record contract J.J. Watt just got, Muhammad Wilkerson wouldn’t be wrong to at least wonder when he might get paid.
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.
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.
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.
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.