“As a receiver you’re going to drop passes. You’re going to catch footballs. Things like that happen. It’s just that the New York media – and, honestly, this is me talking – did all that.”
Despite a thin secondary, the Jets cut the veteran cornerback Saturday in a move that capped a bizarre week involving a player the team had expected to be a starter.
Stephen Hill’s interviews are sometimes as perplexing as his play on the field.
With Mark Sanchez no longer around, Stephen Hill has become the unofficial whipping boy among Jets fans. And he’s done little this summer to earn a reprieve.
Hill is the real question mark in this game, not because of his immediate future, but because of his long-range outlook. He’s a roster lock, but this is his last year as such.
There’s nothing subtle about how the Jets do business, but the training camp battle for the second starting outside wide receiver spot has for the most part gone unnoticed. That’s what happens when little is done to distinguish oneself.
Stephen Hill has been booed, cursed at by fans and labeled a “bust” by critics. The New York Jets wide receiver has heard it all, and he’s trying to ignore it. And it appears to be working.
Calvin Pryor might not know his place, but at least he realizes who the enemy is. Now, all the Jets have to do is get the rest of this football stuff down pat, and they might have a shot in 2014.
The fans may not agree, but coaches are paid to know these things. Don’t count Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal among those who want to see Stephen Hill run out of town on a rail.
He had a 2013 season to forget, but now Stephen Hill thinks he’s mature enough to make an impact in the NFL. He better do something, because it’s clear the Jets aren’t sitting around and waiting for him.
The Jets have placed WR Stephen Hill on season-ending injured reserve with an ailing left knee. Hill says Friday that there are no plans for him to have surgery.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” coach Rex Ryan said. “Obviously, we’d like to get him out here if he can play and can be effective.”
The Jets’ receiving corps has been patched together all season. This Sunday in Baltimore doesn’t figure to be any different.
Playoff contender or frustrating pretender? That’s what the Jets need to figure out, and soon.
Rex Ryan has defied the odds and delivered an unexpected rebound season — as the Jets stand at 5-4.