Zach Wilson: It’s going to be a blast facing Patriots again

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Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson‘s first meeting with the Patriots was not a particularly enjoyable experience.

Wilson’s first two passes were intercepted and he threw four overall in a 22-6 loss in Week Two this season. It was one of many dominating performances by a Bill Belichick-led Patriots team against a rookie signal caller and it didn’t seem like the kind of experience that Wilson would be itching to have again.

Thursday saw Wilson singing a different tune, however. Wilson said that he’s looking forward to another chance to tangle with the defense that stymied him the first time around.

“Just like it was the first time we played them, everything’s a steppingstone,” Wilson said, via Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. “We’re building something here that’s going to be special for a long time. When it’s going to be super-special, we don’t know, but all we have to focus on is one step at a time, throwing those bricks down and getting better. I’m excited to play these guys again. I think it’s going to be a blast.”

The awful start against the Patriots has not been an outlier as the Jets have failed to score in the first quarter so far this season. They had a bye in Week Six to work on that and other problems, so Sunday’s game will be a chance to see if they’ve taken any steps forward on offense.

14 responses to “Zach Wilson: It’s going to be a blast facing Patriots again

  1. I hope it’s a blast but Jets -Patriots games are usually so non competitive and one sided that I linger on a cooking show in the second half

  2. sure this matchup will be better but pats by a mile in a get right game for Mac and his much deserved first home win.

  3. You have to be concerned if you’re a Jets fan. I realize he is a rookie, but my goodness. The pretty boy look, the horrible play, the commentary like this.

    Yikes!

  4. He certainly has a lot of enthusiasm.

    He is going to have to play the Pats twice a year, so he certainly seems to have a good attitude towards it.

  5. I’d be more concerned about spending 200 mil and being 0-4 @ home. Another losing season and Bill is on the HOT SEAT. You’ve got your own worries.

  6. ladyjet says:
    October 22, 2021 at 10:32 am
    I’d be more concerned about spending 200 mil and being 0-4 @ home. Another losing season and Bill is on the HOT SEAT. You’ve got your own worries.

    Jets fans trying to talk smack.. now that’s funny!
    Fortunately for the Patriots the season is long from over
    Unfortunately for jets fans it was over before it started.

  7. ladyjet says:
    October 22, 2021 at 10:32 am
    I’d be more concerned about spending 200 mil and being 0-4 @ home. Another losing season and Bill is on the HOT SEAT. You’ve got your own worries.

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    LOL!

    I am literally in tears! That’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read here.

  8. BB caused fits for Peyton Manning early on in his career, also.

    Wilson had a terrible game the 1st time around, but has made some strides since then. He threw 5 picks and that game was still fairly close until the end.

    If the Jets limit turnovers, this one could be closer than most think.

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