Wilkerson Continues to Shine
The Jets’ best player with Darrelle Revis sidelined may well be five technique Muhammad Wilkerson (+2.8). The Temple product has simply been outstanding this season as Rex Ryan’s penchant for finding talented defensive lineman is clear to see. Wilkerson’s run defense against the Colts was especially impressive as he proved too much to handle for the makeshift interior. He made four tackles after short gains against Castonzo, Hills and McGlynn respectively. Wilkerson’s most impressive play came with 11.31 to go in the third quarter as he got inside McGlynn and chopped down Vick Ballard after just a gain of two. Ending with seven stops on just 14 run defense snaps is simply a marvel.
It wasn’t as positive a performance for Wilkerson as a pass rusher where he generated just a sack, hurry and batted pass. The sack wasn’t an especially good rush as Luck had tons of time in the pocket but he was able to strip the ball out which ended the game.