Re: Can't take the Jets lightly
posted at 11/19/2012 8:41 PM EST
In response to LessPhatRex's comment:
In response to jri37's comment:
From Cimini on ESPN New York... Pay particular attention to the line "
Considering it took help from the refs and a dropped pass by the Jets (playing without their best two players) to win a couple of weeks ago, you would think that this post would not be necessary. Then again, perhaps I underestimate the arrogance of Patriot fans coming of a thrashing of the team without it's HC and starting a rookies QB coming off a 3 win season.
Yeah those pesky dropped passes. good ol rock hands Hill cost you guys a W. I guess that what you get when you draft WR's who blocked in the triple option instead of catching passes in college.
Yeah, I know. He's no Taylor Price, Brandon Tate or Chad Jackson. Thank God for that. I think they caught lots of passes in college. How'd that work out?
Well considering none of those guys play for the Pat's currently it's not a problem for them today. Unlike like old rock hands Hill who is currently a starting WR for the Jet's. Considering Price, Jackson and Tate didn't drop a pass to lose the last Jet/Pat's game it worked out pretty good for me in the last meeting and most likely will again on thursday night.
Actually, he's not a starting WR. He's used primarily as a run blocking WR. I heard somewhere that he did a lot of that in college.
From Cimini on ESPN NY... pay particular attention to the line "yet he continues to get significant playing time" or this doosey "that's fine, but the Jet's traded up in the second round for a blocking wide reciever."
OV 19 3:35 PM ET By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- On a key third-down play Sunday, Mark Sanchez looked for Stephen Hillon a quick slant. Hill was open at the Rams' 18-yard line. A completion would've been a first down and perhaps a touchdown. Sanchez double-clutched and ...
Threw the ball to Konrad Reuland on a throwback screen.
Stephen Hill #84 WR
New York Jets
Has Sanchez lost confidence in the struggling rookie, who had an open-field drop in the first quarter?
Hill leads the team with four dropped passes, according to ESPN Stats and Information -- an alarming total considering he has been targeted only 37 times. His biggest drop occurred last month against the Patriots, whom the Jets face Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. Since then, the second-round pick has caught only two passes in three games -- yet he continues to get significant playing time.
Rex Ryan said Monday he hasn't lost faith in Hill, claiming the third-down play against the Rams was designed to go to Reuland. Asked about Hill's recent play, Ryan praised his blocking. That's fine, but the Jets didn't trade up in the second round for a blocking wide receiver.
"One thing I know for sure is, we're going to keep throwing to him and I think this young man is going to realize, by the way, that he can play the game," Ryan said. "He can get separation from people. The fun part, and the easy part of the job, is to catch the football."
Ryan said he wasn't surprised by Hill's bad game in St. Louis -- he also had a pass-interference penalty -- because he missed two days of practice time last week because of an illness. Practice time is vital for rookies, especially a raw player like Hill. But this was more than a one-game hiccup.
Hill has only 14 receptions for 196 yards and three touchdowns. Another way to look at it: Sanchez has connected with him on only 14 of 37 targets -- a 38-percent completion rate. Not good.
Just noticed that the Justin Blackmon, the number 5 pick in the draft this year has a catch rate 3% higher than Hill's, AJ Jenkins first round pick of the 9ers has spent the year on the scout team and Brian Quick, the first pick in the second round has 7 catches. I wonder if all those guys were blocking WRs.
Wow! You sure do look pretty dumb.
Not really, It makes Justin Blackman and Brian Quick underachievers and potential busts right alongside ol rock hands hill.
So when you get backed in a corner and start to lose an arguement you resort to insults. Yup, typical Jet fan.