By Glenn Naughton
Willie Colon is still undecided about whether or not he’ll play a tenth NFL season, but if he’s hoping t’s with the Jets, he may have hurt his chances just a bit with comments he made on Sirius XM NFL radio.
When asked about the struggles of Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the team’s heartbreaking week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Colon offered a response that included a little bit of what casual observers saw, but also a few words that may have come as a surprise to Jets fans.
“Everyone talks about Ryan’s three interceptions, but we did a lot of things wrong in that game. We couldn’t get off the field on third down and we couldn’t run the ball”.
Nothing surprising there.
However, Colon continued “It just seemed like, even during the pre-game when we came out on the field, even though they had nothing to play for, the Bills were more prepared to play than we were”.
Not the most complementary comments from a veteran lineman who has taken part in his share of big games as a member of the 2008 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
This isn’t exactly uncharted territory for Colon who was also critical of former Head Coach Rex Ryan following his departure to Buffalo this past offseason.
Colon has not offered a time frame on his decision to play or not in 2016.