The Jets have some pretty terrible expectations this year. They've got virtually nobody on offense except rookie Geno Smith. They lost their best player in the offseason and their coach is largely expected to be fired sometime by the end of the year.
Still, after Lavonte David of Tampa Bay gifted the Jets a victory by hitting Smith out of bounds yesterday, the Jets now feel mighty good about themselves.
CBS New York:
“We’re going to go to Foxboro and get this win,” he said.
When asked where the Jets would be after Week 2, Wilkerson replied: “We’re going to be 2-0.”
The Patriots definitely looked vulnerable against the Bills yesterday, so let's not start guaranteeing any victories ourselves. However, it is hilarious that the circus that is the Jets crumbled because of things like Ryan's Super Bowl predictions. Now, even with their least talented team yet, they are still chirping away.
Wilkerson had three sacks on Josh Freeman in the team's last game and remains one of the better players on a still respectable Jets D. A defense thats awfully similar to what Buffalo is running with ex-New York defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
The Patriots will have their hands full with Shane Vereen and Zach Sudfeld going down with injuries. Not to mention that Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss the game as he still recovers from off-season back surgery. That said, the Pats are likely to be favored heavily in this game.
Still, guarantees haven't worked out too well for Patriots opponents. Just ask Antonio Smith.