Jets NT Kris Jenkins made his way on to “NFL Total Access” on Tuesday for a one-on-one interview with Rich Eisen. As usual, Jenkins was on his game.
It wasn’t long before Jenkins, at Eisen’s behest, offered some words of encouragement to Jets fans who are nervous about the loss of key players (Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca) and the possible contract distractions (Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, David Harris) heading into this coming season.
“Suck it up,” Jenkins quipped. “That’s what you all have been doing so far.”
He was only kidding.
Jenkins, who earlier said it will be an embarrassment if the Jets don’t win because of the offseason buildup, quickly offered a more serious public service announcement.
“If we win, then you get all of your dreams come true,” Jenkins offered. “If we lose, then you all get do what you’ve been doing for a long time, which is talk about us until you basically run us out of the city. So, you’re going to get what you want either way. But we’re going for a Super Bowl, so sit back, enjoy the ride. We’re planning on doing it big. That’s how we’re doing this.
“We’re not here to play games. It’s one thing when you’re on camera and you’re being funny about things. We have great guys who have come in to step up and fill the void of some of these big losses that we have had this [offseason]. Then, in some other cases, we have had some real men come in and step in for the women that we lost. So, we’re going to be OK. Don’t worry about it.”