. Rarely does anyone get much separation from him. And that is not insignificant. That causes the opposing QB to have a smaller window....
That's true, and I think Wilson is just playing the percentages. If you turn your head to look for the ball, you will likely lose half a step or more in your running. You might pick up the ball and be able to adjust to it and make a play, but that head turn might well mean the difference between the receiver getting separation or not. And if that happens, coaches and fans will say the receiver beat Wilson, because when the ball hits the receiver he's half a step ahead of him.
So Wilson has adopted on purpose the style of keeping up with his man at all costs. If the ball comes down late and the receiver slows down and starts adjusting you can look for the ball then. Or if the ball is not short then you can always try to knock the ball out of the receiver's hands before he tucks it in. If that doesn't happen, then by being right with the receiver you can say that it was simply a perfect pass.
But by all means stick with the receiver. The Jets have the only corner in the league who follows the Woody Allen philosophy: Eighty percent of anything is just being there.