Muhammad Wilkerson said Tuesday that his defense, as good as it has been this season, could be doing more to help out beleaguered Geno Smith.
“I think we’re capable of being there. If guys just do their jobs and do their assignments and fix the mental breakdowns that we’ve been having, I think we’ll finish strong and be a playoff team.”
If Muhammad Wilkerson is nothing else, he’s honest and calls ‘em like he sees ‘em. And heading into a game at Baltimore, he doesn’t see the Jets as being as good as they should be.
Certainly it is a comfortable situation, Ed Reed is reunited with Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman from their days together in Baltimore, and Reed in a defense in which he fits like a glove.
For Rex Ryan to keep proving he has more lives than Michael Myers, he and his Jets need to beat the Bills this weekend.
“The goal is to win the division,” Wilkerson told Joe & Evan. “And like I said, these last seven games we feel we can win … I’m confident in myself and my teammates that we’re gonna get the job done.”
Rex Ryan has defied the odds and delivered an unexpected rebound season — as the Jets stand at 5-4.
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Here’s a stunner: The Jets would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today. Yes, those Jets. The group many thought would struggle to come close to last year’s total of six wins.
The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito late Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues.
Most experts also had the Jets penciled in as 3-6 heading into their bye. Muhammad Wilkerson and Co. obviously had other ideas, beating two of the three first-place teams they faced during the hardest part of their schedule.
The Jets graduated Sunday. They beat a good Saints team, led by a good quarterback in Drew Brees, 26-20, through timely offense and fantastic defense.
New York’s running game and physical defense spearheaded a surprise win over New Orleans.
Ryan saw all he needed the first time. So, when he and his Jets gathered Monday morning after being embarrassed 49-9 by the Bengals, the coach decided to skip the team film review.
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.