Former New York Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins believes his old team has struggled so far this season because of a lack of leadership in the locker room.
Jenkins brought up the fact that himself, Damien Woody and Shaun Ellis were key leaders in the past and are no longer with the Jets.
“These are the guys that set the tempo in your training camps. These are gonna be the guys that make things go accordingly to plan,” Jenkins said. “Now, they just erased that off their team. Now you have guys that, yeah, they’re good, they can play their positions, but they don’t have the experience to take on those responsibilities, so what happens? You get a catty locker room.”
“They’re not trying to put the hard work in to become a leader inside-out. They just want it on the outside and for everyone to see them for how special they are. The thing I had a personal issue with when I was there was guys trying to copyright things and be known for what they’re saying and this show and that show.”
Jenkins is likely referring to cornerback Darrelle Revis who was trying to copyright “Revis Island.”
I agree with Jenkins for the fact that if Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was really the leader of the offense, he would find a way to get in sync with his teammates and have them rally behind him. But I just don’t see a player that is really working hard to get his offense back on track.
I believe that in the end, while the Jets have bought into Rex Ryan’s cockiness about getting to the Super Bowl, they’ve failed to remember how much work they really need to put in, in order to get there.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone