Mo Wilkerson is a lucky guy. It’s not often that a professional athlete, in any sport, gets the opportunity to play for one of his hometown teams. That is exactly what happened to Mo, growing up in Linden, NJ. Wilkerson knows how lucky he is, and is happy about it.
“It’s great. I’m glad to be here,” Wilkerson told Jets Huddle on Wednesday afternoon. “To be here in New Jersey and play, I have all my family here that can come see me every home game. It’s great.”
After an up and down rookie season, he is leading the team with 8 tackles for loss. He is understanding the game better, as he should be in his second year, and attributes a great deal to the teachings of new defensive line coach Karl Dumbar.
“He’s been great for us, teaching us a lot of things,” Wilkerson said. “He’s taught us how to work different moves on different offensive lineman and things that we need to look at on film, watching against our opponents. So he’s been helping out real well for us.”
He knows the team has to be more consistent on both sides of the football. We can only hope.