New York Jets wideout Robby Anderson is looking to put his woes against the New England Patriots to the side next Monday.
Some athletes just have those certain teams they can never find a rhythm against. They start to struggle early, paired with not being able to figure out the opposing schemes. It gets in the player’s head and affects them the entire length of the game.
Anderson has faced the Patriots seven times since coming to New York, having gone winless in that string of games. The veteran has only caught 15 balls for 169 yards and no scores against New England as well.
With the Jets preparing for the undefeated Pats next Monday night, Anderson is looking to put those New England-related woes to the side.
“I hope so,” Anderson said when asked if he’s looking to produce well against this New England defense, per Brian Costello of the New York Post. “We’re going to put in that work and let it develop.”
The tough thing for Anderson will be his personal matchup. Lining up on the Jets wideout will be none other than Patriots corner Stephon Gilmore. The All-Pro cornerback has two picks (one pick-six) and eight passes defended thus far on the year.
Despite looking to have a big game, Anderson realizes the talent within his opponent.
“It’s a challenge,” Anderson said. “I have a lot of respect for [Gilmore]. He’s a good corner.”
The Jets will play host to the Patriots next Monday night at 8:15 p.m. ET.