Can the New York Jets Really Make a Deep Playoff Run This Season?

July 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Oh yes, definitely. We will be in the playoffs and deep in the playoffs."
The mighty-confident words of New York Jets second-year wide receiver Stephen Hill, via NFL.com.
Heck, if you don't believe in yourself and your team, what's the point of playing, right? 
Instead of instantly making a mockery of Hill's comments like the gentlemen did on NFL AM, let's reasonably break down the merits of the wideout's bold assurance before forming an opinion on the Jets' 2013 playoff chances. 
The easiest and most legitimate knock on the Jets is their unenviable quarterback situation. Despite Mark Sanchez's newfound confidence—that could be likened to Hill's conviction—the reality is that he's far from a viable quarterback. 
In his first two seasons, his deficiencies were masked behind a stout defense, Rex Ryan's assailing, bewildering blitz-happy scheme, a stonewall offensive line and a dependable running game. 
At the end of the ...

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