A wide receiver beating Kyle Wilson for a long gain or a touchdown is a sight that all of us have gotten far to used to seeing. Ever since being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, Wilson has been a disappointment. He just hasn’t lived up to the expectations that a first round draft pick needs to live up to.
I think that all Jets’ fans would be happy if Kyle Wilson were released, preferably yesterday. However, head coach Rex Ryan seems to still believe in the player. Here is what he had to say about what he sees in Kyle Wilson:
Well, on the one (play), it’s unfortunate because it should actually (have) been doubled. He had great underneath coverage where he was supposed to be. I would have loved to have seen him make a play on the football. But again, I think he could have been bailed out in that. I saw where they never threw at him, but he did a tremendous job, I thought, in some of the other plays. Everybody gives up completions and everybody gives up touchdowns. But I see Kyle as a player that’s playing better (and) with more confidence than I’ve seen him play with in the past. So I was encouraged. I was more encouraged more than I was discouraged by him. Obviously, the touchdown is something that jumps out. There’s no question it jumps out. But to just put blame on Kyle, and it’s easy to do, I knew everybody would because they see him (and) he’s the closest guy to it, but I think we were expecting a little bit more help on top and, quite honestly, we never got it.
Of course he won’t say so to the media, but it is hard to believe that coach Ryan has the same faith in Kyle Wilson that he always had. Rex is loyal, but is still so loyal to a player that has done so little?