The Jets aren’t doing any talking, so one of their ex-players did it for them.
Former Jet and current ESPN NFL analyst Damien Woody blasted Bill Belichick’s Patriots, their porous defense and even worse personnel decisions.
“It’s about what have you done for me lately,” Woody said Friday on ESPN New York 1050’s “The Michael Kay Show.” “And if I’m in the Jets locker room, I’m like this: I could care less what [the Patriots] did in the early 2000s. Those teams are nothing like the team on tape right now. What you see on film is one of the worst defenses in the National Football League.”
The Patriots’ defense is currently ranked last in the league against the pass.
“That has to give you confidence that you can go out there and dominate those guys,” Woody said.
Woody said the reason the Patriots’ defense has been so abysmal is because they’re “playing scraps from other teams,” especially in the secondary.
He said the Patriots are clearly missing defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who they traded to Oakland in 2009 for a pair of draft picks -- including a first-rounder.
“You can’t sit here and tell me the Patriots aren’t missing a guy like that,” Woody said. “He makes all the difference.”
Woody wonders if Belichick is missing former player personnel executive Scott Pioli, who left New England to become the GM in Kansas City.
Woody called Sunday night’s matchup between the two rivals a must-win for the Jets given their aspirations of winning the AFC East and getting a couple home playoff games.
“They already lost up in New England, they need to get this one; they need a split with New England,” Woody said.