Monday, September 24, 2012
Rex: 'I'm confident' in Wilson
By Ian Begley
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Life's about to change for Kyle Wilson. He'll be stepping in as the Jets starting cornerback for the injured Darrelle Revis.
"I just feel like I'm going to continue to go out there and do my job, make plays and have fun," Wilson said.
Wilson, a first-round pick in 2010, has served as the Jets' third corner behind Revis and Antonio Cromartie.
After playing inconsistently for his first two years in the league, Wilson has steadied in Year 3. He has been solid in coverage and had an interception in Week 1 against Buffalo.
He'll likely be asked to match up against an opponent's No. 2 receiver with Cromartie taking the top wideout.
Wilson understands that he will be a target for opposing QBs. He also understands that he alone can't fill Revis' shoes.
"Everybody will be asked to do a little bit more. Obviously, me, a little bit more (but) we're just going to do this as a team," he said.
Rex Ryan seems confident that Wilson can get the job done. "We drafted Kyle Wilson to basically be a No. 2 corner and that's the way he's going to play that role," Ryan said. "I'm confident in Kyle."