New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams is not shy about his hatred towards the New England Patriots, and it’s growing.
Does it even need to be explained? Do the numbers actually have to be uttered and repeated?
Of course not.
The New York Jets recent failures against the New England Patriots are widely understood. Why remind the world of such dominance? Why remind Leonard Williams, a man who not only grasps the situation, but explains it quite well, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.
“It makes your hatred for them a little bit more because it’s so one-sided, and you really want to beat them,” Leonard Williams said Thursday. “It’s really annoying when I think about it.”
The Jets have lost 10-consecutive games in Foxborough, the place that’ll host the teams’ Week 3 matchup this Sunday.
On the bright side, as Cimini notes, only four current Jets have experienced beating Bill Belichick’s squad, and Leo is one of them (Brian Winters, Rontez Miles and Bilal Powell are the others).
The bad news is known. Both starter Sam Darnold and backup Trevor Siemian are out. Luke Falk will be making his first NFL start against, perhaps, the organization and coach nobody should get things started.
There is good news on the horizon, however.
The recent cutting of Antonio Brown has the world sidetracked. Could the drama play in New York’s favor? New England is also heavily banged up heading into the game, especially on the offensive front.
Remember, this Pats offensive line has been something of a mythical positive for Tom Brady and company. If Brady isn’t receiving the protection he requires, especially in the middle, he turns into an average quarterback.
The only way for Leonard Williams’s growing hatred for the Pats to end is with a victory that shocks the world. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.