Analyzing the Play of New York Jets’ CB Kyle “Captain PI” Wilson


Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) makes a one handed grab against New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson (20) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Just when we thought that Kyle Wilson was improving, Saturday night happens. As I watched Kyle get called for penalty after penalty, whether or not they were declined or accepted, I got sick to my stomach. Then, I realized that if I could draw, I could write a comic about him. The title would be “Captain PI”! It sure as heck would be appropriate.

It’s not only the fact that Kyle was called for pass interference penalties, that is going to happen, especially during the preseason. The particularly infuriating part is the fact that he does the same thing, over and over again. It’s a simple fix, he needs to turn and look at the football. Is this so hard to understand? I guess for Mr. Wilson it is. Let me show you. We are going to start by looking at the first PI call from Saturday night, in the first quarter.

Here we have the setup. At the bottom of the screen, circled in the green, we have Kyle Wilson matched up one-on-one against Hakeem Nicks. Eli Manning is looking his way, about to release the ball. Keep an eye on Kyle as we move forward, and watch where he was looking:

The ball has been released by Manning, ball circled in brown. Wilson and Nicks are still circled in green. If you look, you can see that Hakeem has started looking for the football, yet Kyle has not. Let’s move ahead.

The ball is floating by, circled in brown. Wilson is basically assaulting Hakeem Nicks, still circled in green. See it? He is all over him. He barely even notices the ball going by him. We know that when you don’t look for the ball, the ref is going to catch you every time. Sure enough he does, and the most irritating part comes. Look:

Not only is the penalty flag flying in, circled in yellow, but Kyle is also up to his old antics. Circled in green, he is signaling an incomplete pass, even though he is guilty of mauling Hakeem Nicks. Make a good play Kyle before running your little games.

Turn the page and we will look at one more.

This one is from the second quarter, where we learn that Kyle has not learned his lesson. This time he is matched up with Nicks once again, at the top of the screen, circled in green. Again, the snap has just occurred, and Wilson is watching Hakeem’s every move. Keep an eye on Kyle once again.

As they move down the field, Kyle Wilson is locked in on Nicks, with no regard for the ball coming in.

Now Wilson has resumed mauling Hakeem Nicks, and has no idea whether or not the ball has been released. Nicks, on the other hand, is looking for the ball that is on its way.

Kyle watches as the ball goes by, never turning around to find it, because he is too busy pushing and grabbing Hakeem Nicks. The ref, on the other hand, is busy reaching into his pocket for a penalty flag. Because he didn’t look for the football, and they will get you every time.

Kyle Wilson doesn’t learn, and makes the same mistake over and over again. Not only does that, but he likes to throw a little smack talk into his mistakes.

I’m sure as heck excited that we spent a first round pick on this guy. Thank Tanny everyone. “Thanks Tanny!”