There are good things happening right now as Smith is making progress, Powell has some chops as a running back and the defense is playing the way a Ryan defense is supposed to.
The Jets are by no means a great football team. But they have all the makings of being one some day because they are physical and impose their will in the places that matter most: the trenches.
Muhammad Wilkerson likes what he is seeing from the Jets, the team nobody gave a shot back when the season started. The big defensive end told WFAN on Tuesday that the 2-1 start is not an aberration.
The New York Jets’ outside linebacker will make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, a month after having surgery on his fractured right ankle. Coples was listed as probable on the team’s injury report Friday.
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley fully participated in practice Wednesday after he missed the team’s game at New England last Thursday with a concussion.
Muhammad Wilkerson has fast become the face of the Jets, a movement many fans give two thumbs up. He told WFAN on Tuesday that despite an injury he’ll be good to go on Sunday against Buffalo.
Two weeks ago if anyone had said the Jets had a legitimate shot to go into Foxboro in Week 2 and win that person likely would have been laughed out of the room. But the NFL has a strange way of leveling the playing field.
The Jets only have a handful of days to prepare for New England, but Muhammad Wilkerson says that’s enough, especially with head coach Rex Ryan back in the fold defensively.
If the defense holds up as well as it did against Tampa Bay, rookie QB Geno Smith might just get a chance to learn while winning, which is far better than learning while losing.
“I moved on from those experiences I had,” Revis said. “I had a great six years there. Now I’ve just got to move on. I’ve got a new start ahead of me, with a new team and I’m excited to be a Buccaneer.”
Week-to-week storylines around the NFL will continue to be unpredictable for experts. Joe Giglio gives his 48 predictions to watch during the 2013 NFL season.
Sure, the Jets have a handful of new faces. And, yes, there are a couple of injuries to deal with. But none of that is keeping Ryan from issuing a bold prediction: The Jets will rank among the top five defenses in the NFL this season.
The duo chatted with head coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, quarterback Mark Sanchez and general manager John Idzik as Gang Green gets ready for the upcoming season.
Darrelle Revis is long gone. So is Tim Tebow. And so are several other players from last year’s dismal Jets team. It’s time to start fresh at Camp Cortland.
Coples expects to make things a bit more miserable for opposing quarterbacks this season.