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New York Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson on Improving in 2013

By Alan Schechter

Dec 9, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (not pictured) in the third quarter of their game at EverBank Field. The New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets have a lot of holes around this roster, such as wide receiver. One position, however, that the Jets need worry the LEAST about is defensive line. Led by the man pictured to the right, Muhammad Wikerson, and with the help of Quinton Coples, the newly added Sheldon Richardson, and others, these guys will be quite good. Here is Mo talking about working with Coples to help Richardson

He comes in always ready to work. If we see some little things with him we correct him. But really, coach Dunbar is always on him making sure he keeps up with things. Me and Quinton are always helping him out, though. If we see something he can do I’ll let him know. We’re all here for each other, especially on the d-line. We’re all close.

[Sheldon] tells a lot of jokes, he does. But he has to take his time, he can’t just jump into the group like that. He’s a rookie but he’s cool, he’s a real cool guy. He’s funny, he’s got a good personality and everybody likes him.

There is a lot of reason to like Richardson. Besides the fact that he immensely talented, he has the humility of a guy you want on your team. This was his response to being asked about who might surprise people on his roster?

Everybody has put in a lot of hard work, I can’t really point out too many guys because there’s a lot of people who have worked really hard. But if I would have to pick out one guy, I like the way (cornerback) Aaron Berry has been working this offseason, working on his technique and is really making some plays in the defensive backfield. I think that’s a guy who, when he’s on the field he’ll definitely make an impact.

See? Another fun player that is also willing to learn whatever he can learn to get to that next level.

Enjoy watching Wilkerson learn his craft, ladies’ and gentlemen. It is only going to become more special as the years go by.