The Jets are two-touchdown underdogs against the Patriots on Thursday night, but Jets defensive end Mo Wilkerson likes his team’s chances.
Wilkerson told Bob Glauber of Newsday that he believes the Jets will knock off the Patriots and earn their second win of the season.
“If our game plan is as good as it was, I don’t see why we won’t be 2-0,” Wilkerson said. “I’m confident in our coaching staff to have a great game plan and us being 2-0.”
After Wilkerson said on WFAN that “We’re going to go to Foxboro and get this win. . . . We’re going to be 2-0,” several media outlets characterized him as guaranteeing victory. But Wilkerson said he wasn’t going so far as to pull a Joe Namath.
“I’m not saying I’m guaranteeing it, but I’m saying if we do our jobs and follow our game plan, I don’t see why we wouldn’t be 2-0,” Wilkerson said. “We had a good game plan in the first game and we won, so why wouldn’t I feel that way for this game? I’m here with these guys every day and I see all the hard work that myself and everybody else on this team is putting in. We can be a dominant defense.”
So Wilkerson isn’t guaranteeing a win, he’s just saying the Jets will win.