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Mo Wilkerson pulls a Joe Namath, Joe Namath not so sure

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Well, it’s not exactly Joe Namath. But the Jets aren’t exactly in the Super Bowl either.

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson did his best to rally the troops and offer a glimpse into the future by offering the bold proclamation that the Jets would finish better than last year’s 5-11 record.

“The team will definitely be positive and do more things better than we did last year, I can guarantee that,” Wilkerson said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “We’ll have more wins than we did last year and that’s a fact.”

Namath was actually in the room at the charity golf event at the time Wilkerson was promising at least six wins, which put the statement in context. Namath’s guarantee of an upset over the Colts in Super Bowl III was one of the epic predictions in sports history.

And while the former quarterback had to appreciate Wilkerson’s style, he wasn’t prepared to join him.

“You have to earn respect and that’s by going out and winning some games, showing something, and getting some teams wary of you,” Namath said. “Right now, I don’t think there are many teams wary of the Jets. . . . Until they start playing well, who’s going to respect them?”

All it takes is delivering on a promise, however small, and they might begin to earn some notice.

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8 Responses to “Mo Wilkerson pulls a Joe Namath, Joe Namath not so sure”
  1. gizzmonic says: May 10, 2017 7:32 AM

    5 and 11 ? Now that setting the bar high

  2. randalpnaditch says: May 10, 2017 7:36 AM

    Maybe he should buy a fur coat.

  3. bigbluedeadhead says: May 10, 2017 8:19 AM

    Joe Namath sounding sane? Something in the water in that room??!

  4. jimmylikesthat says: May 10, 2017 8:23 AM

    Hey Mo, whoop,whoop,whoop

  5. dallasskinsfan94 says: May 10, 2017 9:31 AM

    All these comments from players and management about how the Jets season will pan out has me thinking they’re in for a horrible year..

  6. bocadiver1 says: May 10, 2017 10:08 AM

    Six and ten? Or better? In what league does he think they are playing in? Or did they move to Canada and I missed it?

  7. clayjtitan66 says: May 10, 2017 11:04 AM

    At least he didn’t say he wanted to kiss đŸ’‹ Suzie.

  8. zeke2517 says: May 10, 2017 11:45 AM

    We will win the Super Bowl.

    We will have a better record than 5-11.

    To paraphrase Jules Winfield, ain’t no damn ballpark. That ain’t even the same $&@%in’ sport.

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