New York Jets star Leonard Williams is sick of Manish Mehta and his negative attitude, so he decided to call him out.
For the second consecutive year, the New York Jets were shut out of the Pro Bowl voting. New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta decided to use this opportunity to take a shot at the team’s roster.
But defensive lineman Leonard Williams was having none of it.
— Leonard Williams (@leonardwilliams) December 21, 2017
A lot of analysts suggested that the New York Jets may not win a game before the 2017 season kicked off. Yet 14 weeks into this season, the Jets are 5-9. While no parades will be thrown on Broadway for ineptitude, it does suggest that this year’s roster was more talented than given credit for.
To judge a team’s talent level by looking at the Pro Bowl roster is a joke. We all know the supposed All-Star game is a sham. It’s nothing more than a popularity contest. If you did a thorough analysis, most of the Pro Bowlers come from winning teams in the NFL each season.
There’s a parallel to be made. The teams that are winning and are all over primetime TV typically corral the most votes. The Jets haven’t had many primetime opportunities this season. Not to make excuses, this team really didn’t have many players worthy of the Pro Bowl.
But that isn’t an indictment in terms of a talent deficiency, quite the contrary. The Jets roster is chock full of some young blue-chip players—Williams, Robby Anderson, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye among them—that will guide the Jets to success in the near future and beyond.
The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (Williams, Damon Harrison, Sheldon Richardson, and soon Muhammad Wilkerson) may no longer be together, but the most talented member is still here and that’s a bright light at the end of the tunnel for Jets fans.