It looks like the summer of Vlad has turned into the fall of Ducasse.
New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a concussion and his status is uncertain for the team’s game next Monday night at Atlanta.
After watching the Jets bumble their way to a 38-13 loss in Tennessee, I thought there’s no way things could get any worse. Then I took a look at the schedule for the next five weeks and had to talk myself down from the ledge.
Michael Griffin then knocked Stephen Hill to the ground, and the receiver stayed on the ground for a few minutes before being helped up, and he walked to the sideline. Hill did not return.
Anybody feel like catching the ball? How about tucking it away? Anybody? The Jets’ wide receivers are doing an already struggling rookie quarterback no favors.
Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill is eager to line up against former Jets lockdown corner Darrelle Revis when Gang Green clashes with the Bucs on Sunday.
“I still don’t know,” Holmes said Wednesday. “Still haven’t gotten any word from the doctors yet on whether I should be playing or not, so I’m just going to keep playing it by ear.”
My expectations for 2013 couldn’t be any lower. But there’s another way for fans to view this season as it unfolds besides absorbing the pain from each defeat.
Here is my first and only crack at predicting the initial 53-man roster. I did my best to steer clear of similar lists from other writers, reporters and outlets. Without further adieu…
The Jets’ quarterback competition is still wide open as the team prepares for its third preseason game. Ryan was uncertain whether Sanchez or Smith would start Saturday night against the Giants, let alone the regular-season opener.
For the Jets to exceed somewhat low expectations this season, they need Santonio Holmes to return and do what he does best — provide not just the requisite statistics, but more of his signature moments.
Gang Green’s top playmaker has informed friends that he expects to miss New York’s first four games, at a minimum, the New York Post reported on Monday.
Mark Sanchez insists he’s focused only on his own progress, and so far, likes what he’s doing for the New York Jets in training camp.
“If I can be that No. 1 wide receiver, that’s what I’m striving for,” Hill said. “(Holmes) is definitely going to make that comeback sooner or later, but other than that I’m definitely striving to be that No. 1 guy.”
Who is gone? Who has arrived? Who is primed for a breakout season? Who might be on the chopping block? We’ll tackle all of that starting…NOW!