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Wilkerson named to 2013 second team All-Pro list

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson might have been snubbed in a potential trip to Hawaii, but he was honored Friday by being named to the second team on the Associated Press All-Pro team.

The AP selected Gerald McCoy (TB) and Ndamukong Suh (DET) as the first teamers, while Jurrell Casey (TEN), Dontari Poe (KC) and Justin Smith (SF) were named second teamers along with Wilkerson.

Full list of All-Pros (NFL.com)

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The All-Pro list is the better historical indicator of who dominated at their position in a given season.  So of the honors given, while we’re sure Mo would appreciate an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii, this is the one of more significance.

Ryan doesn’t run a strict 3-4/4-3 system and that is part of Wilkerson’s brilliance. While Wilkerson was listed as a DE for the Pro-Bowl he was listed as a DT for the All-Pro list. Defensive ends face an uphill battle compared to 4-3 ends who get to rack up glory stats in the form of sacks. Wilkerson is able to play all over the line and can be dominant in both stopping the run and pressuring the passer — even if that doesn’t translate to sack totals.

Whatever his position might truly be, he is undoubtedly one of the best defensive linemen in the league and the Jets should be readying to pay him as such.  With such a large amount of cap room facing the Jets this offseason and one year left on Wilkerson’s rookie deal, this will be as good a time as any.

54 comments
jake100
jake100

The Saints/Eagles will be an interesting game. A team that can stop the run, and run on offense but vulnerable to the pass, vs a team that can defend the pass and pass on offense, but vulnerable against the run.

maynardfan
maynardfan

Pretty stunning article on Deadspin by former Viking punter Chris Kluwe

jake100
jake100

I am in trouble, I am already having Jets withdrawals, lol

jake100
jake100

The Chiefs and Saints win tomorrow.

Marty Luc
Marty Luc

you have to pay somebody… why not pay Mo who has drafted by the jets and has proven on the field that he's worth every penny he's going to get? at this stage of his career he will probably be a relative bargain compared to trying to sign him 2 years from now. 

marcus81
marcus81

the bad part about this is that he's gonna be expensive when it comes time to resign, and we still haven't addressed the offense

kniff
kniff

I just tried to load a Gastineau pic and failed...

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Glad Mo is getting some well deserved recognition. If he and Richardson keep up the way they're going, even the most anti-Jet NFL insiders can't keep them from being acknowledged as some of the best. It's a pleasure rooting for these guys.

kniff
kniff

Wilkshake, Richardson, and Coples!! Hows that for a 2014 front seven lockdown trio??


Jets Nation gives Wilk the salute everyday, he should know he's a Pro Bowler in our book!! 

joemustgo
joemustgo

Yet he's not even all AFC East according to Cimini et al.

bradysucks
bradysucks

All I gotta say is in 2014 I want to be reading about a NY Jets Offensive player at RB,WR,QB, or TE being considered for this honor. It is long overdue. That team with Curtis Martin, Vinny T, Chrebet, Richie Anderson, and Keyshawn was the last Jets team to scare anybody on offense.....and that was in 1998......


Time for the Jets management to wake up and pay some attention to offense


As for Big MO - You are a beast and make all Jets fans proud!

Brendan
Brendan

@marcus81 You were never going to get around paying this man big time money. He's too good of a player. 

Pat d
Pat d

I really haven't heard anyone in the media knock the defensive line.

You do realize this is an award given out by the members of the media. Unlike the pro bowl.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@kniff


Maybe in 2014 the geniuses at ESPN will show the Jets defense some respect and rank the team 31st instead of 32nd (dead last) in the NFL......(sarcasm)


I've noticed that Wilkerson and Coples have improved dramatically every year......I can only imagine how much better our defense will be after Sheldon Richardson and Big Snacks spend another year in the Jets strength & conditioning program....


This d-line has the potential to be as good as the line that had Klecko, Gastineau, Lyons, and Salam way back in the day.....possibly better......That line back in the day got 21 sacks in a season (and that was just #99)



marcus81
marcus81

@bradysucks  Vinny got old quick after that, 2003 Jets where great with Pennington while still healthy back then, but the salary cap destroyed that team, most of our offense was signed by Washington.

Pat d
Pat d

What great offensive playmaker have the Jets drafted since Keyshawn.

jake100
jake100

@Bubby Brister @jake100 


Hank is on vacation, but I am sure he would have voted 10+. Hank knows his football, and with all the positives , such as the very favorable cap, mucho draft picks, Geno  and the rookies progressing, and more continuity, that the Jets will do considerably better than .500, even though the schedule is a tad more tougher. I can't speak for Hank, but that is just my opinion.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@Pat dThe expression I used was "anti-Jet NFL insiders" not "media." and I believe it's part of the long-standing anti-NY bias which most recently was exacerbated by blowback from Rex's bravado. The only reason the Giants escape it is they're an old school NFL family.


Now, I don't lose any sleep over this or even think of it unless a series of bad calls that cost games goes against us. Thankfully, that hasn't happened much since replay, but it used to be ugly.

Pat d
Pat d

The problem is that it most likely won't be possible to afford to keep all three. Todays league is much different.

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  I only wish Coples was healthy all year, it was obvious he had no burst when he first came back from injury. If you take his pressures/hits/sacks from the Saints game forward, that rolls out to a 10 sack, 22 QB hit, 40 pressure season. That 72 total # would be on par with the top 3-4 OLB's in the league this year, and actually land him 2nd overall: 


T. Hali - 77 (12/7/58)

M. Williams - 69 (14/7/48)

J. Abraham - 67 (12/8/47

Mathis - 63 (19/5/39)

J. Houston - 62 (11/8/42)

Dumervil - 61 (10/11/40)

T. Suggs - 61 (10/14/37)


And only two 4-3 DE's have a higher season than that #72 (Quinn and Hardy, Wake had 71). Now, obviously you can't just assume he can play at that level an entire season and he'll have to prove it...but he has guys around him that almost guarantee he won't see a double team consistently, at least not right away. I think I'm ready to talk myself into Quinton Coples Pass Rushing Monster for 2014. 



kniff
kniff

@bradysucks Right on bro, I was hoping someone would jump in and mention Big Snacks... he's pushin' hard for us too!!

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@frustjetfn @Pat d Part of what holds him back is that the NFL did not count sacks as an actual statistic until 1982, the year Klecko was injured. So he technically only had 24 sacks in his career. He should be in.

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@Pat dBTW, tell me why Joe Klecko is not in the HOF? Pro Bowler at 3 different positions, 20.5 sacks in one year, most feared NFL player for years, leader of Sack Exchange. He should be a shoe-in. = Travesty.

kniff
kniff

@Brendan @marcus81 Yeah Abraham DID pull himself out of a Jet playoff game because as it turns out he wanted to go to the Atlanta Falcons to be closer to his kids...I couldn't believe it!! Still hurts to this day...


At least we got Mangold!!



Bent
Bent

@marcus81 @djf1 @Pat d They HAD TO trade Abraham.  He was out of contract and they were $25M OVER THE CAP.  It was practically a miracle they got a first rounder for him.


Wilkerson is under the Jets control for two more years and even then they can franchise him.  This gives them more than enough to extend him now and that's what should happen.

Brendan
Brendan

@marcus81 Have you suffered a head injury recently? 


First, what do guys being traded over a decade ago have to do with this current regime? 


You are comparing Muhammad Wilkerson to a Keyshawn? The guy never made an All-Pro team. You're going to compare him to John Abraham? He was already in the league six seasons and held himself out of a playoff game so he wouldn't injure himself before becoming a FA. 


Just stop it. 

marcus81
marcus81

@djf1@Pat d forgot Jets traded Abraham for the Mangold pick, use what you have while you have it, the important thing is to build a good overall team. Mo will be a good cornerstone player for years to come but the salary caps limits who you can keep and pay.

marcus81
marcus81

@Pat d Mo besides Richardson has the highest value. Mo will be due to get paid soon.

Pat d
Pat d

I would expect one of the Three(Wilkerson, Coples or Richardson) to get traded. I doubt it will be Mo.

marcus81
marcus81

@Pat d I know I'll get some hate for this but he could be traded for a top 10 first pick and another high pick, Jets still have Richardson, Coples, Harrison and Ellis, Jets could get Watkins and Ebron in the first round with that move. I only brought it up because Jets traded Keyshawn and Hugh Douglas before. it could be a move that would dramatically improve the team.

Brendan
Brendan

@@blackorange0607 He's a great player, I just think he'll be very expensive, if he even reaches FA at all. 

Marty Luc
Marty Luc

@Brendan @bradysucks what if the jets sign washington free agent Brian Orakpo? he's only 27 yrs old and would be an upgrade over Pace. add him in to give a pass-rusher opposite coples. 


that would some front 7!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Joey. I just said I'm not saying the Coples-monster thing will happen, just that I like his chances. Going to repeat that because you seem to think I am guaranteeing it. 


Barnes is a one trick pony, who does that trick as well as some of the best in the game. Having him available for obvious passing situations will be a great benefit. 

jake100
jake100

I guess by you saying he will be a pass rushing monster and moi saying we will have to wait and see see, I guess it is safe to say that the proof will be in the pudding. I will still go after a conventional OLB with a pass rushing resume and who is versatile. Barnes is a one trick pony.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 In case it was unclear, I'm not predicting it will happen, but I think it's certainly a possibility given how he played the final eight games this year and having the guys around him that he does. These guys are all going to get better. Wilkerson, Richardson, Coples, Harrison, Ellis and the Dooz are all still improving, the fact that they're all going to be back next year, another year playing as a full unit, is one of the best things we as Jets fans have had to root for in a long time. Also, before I get called on it, they will also have Antwan Barnes on the edge. Have fun, NFL QBs in 2014. BAM!

jake100
jake100

@Brendan @bradysucks 

Thata baby! I also see huge upside in Coples, but to call him a pass rushing monster, I will hold the phone on that one.