4 questions the NY Jets must answer against the Steelers in Week 4: Zach Wilson edition

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4. Will the NY Jets' defense be able to make plays to put Zach Wilson and the offense in favorable positions?

Arguably the best way to set Wilson up for success will be by having much-improved play from the defense. Against a quarterback like Mitch Trubisky, the Jets will get a shot to live up to the billing of an improved defensive unit.

The team has struggled at nearly every aspect of that side of the ball outside of play from D.J. Reed, Sauce Gardner, and Quinnen Williams.

It is time for Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich to show that they have the ability to communicate plays efficiently and have the right players on the field at the right times, things that seemingly shouldn't be an issue in year two of a defensive system.

If the defense is able to flash in ways that has yet to happen thus far, it will put a lot less pressure on Zach Wilson and the offense as they will be put in good field position without having to play from behind.

There is potential for this to be the first game in 2022 where the Jets are able to put out a solid complementary performance.

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In order to inspire legitimate confidence and to quiet the noise of a messy coaching staff thus far into the season, the team could sure use their best effort thus far and head into Week 5 at .500.