No, its actually not the same at all. In basketball, you get an extra shot called a free throw. If you make that free throw, you get a point. You dont get extra yards for PI'ing on a reception unless that PI is short of the first down, which this play was not.
If Kyle Wilson was a liability, the Jets wouldn consistently have the leagues best secondary. He gets beat, just like every other corner in Football. For some reason when it happens to him, Jets fans lose site of that. Kyle isnt anything special but he's a good 3rd corner who can be the #2 if necessary. And thats ok. Every team needs players like that.
I've come to realize that I think the issue isn't people's evaluation of Wilson's CB play as much as it is their evaluation of the CB play throughout the NFL. Jets fans have certainly gotten spoiled over the years but the truth is that, with the exception of a handful of guys (which the Jets had the fortune of having 2 of for an extended period of time), the CB play out there is pretty damn bad. Wilson is certainly a disappointment for his draft position, but he's also not as immeasurably bad as some view him to be. When he (most likely) leaves the Jets next offseason, he may not be cashing in big time, but he'll certainly have teams interested and is going to find himself with a new nickel, if not #2, job somewhere in this league without question.
The kid certainly has his bad moments and has them more often than you'd like, but if you consider how much he's played, particularly last year, they're not nearly as much as you'd think based on many of these evaluations . Call me crazy, but I'm going to go out on a limb that JN hasn't figured out the secret to 100% guaranteed success against the Jets defense before any of the league's OCs or QBs could. It's not even that he's particularly great, it's just that when it comes to a #3 CB, you can do, and many teams have done, a lot worse.
Edited by Bleedin Green, 27 August 2013 - 08:34 AM.