What to Make of Stephen Hill’s Career Struggles

November 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Draft evaluation is best done three years down the road. In the case of New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, however, some people have seen enough just 21 games into his professional career.
Head coach Rex Ryan hasn't been impressed with the production.
"Well, it certainly hasn't been where we thought it would be and where we hoped it would be,"
said Ryan. "I know the young man, he's nicked up a little bit. He's trying. He's doing all that. I know the want-to is there. It's just the production hasn't been there for whatever reason."
Would they consider benching him?
"Yeah," Ryan said, "that will be a consideration."
It's been that kind of career in New York for Hill, but what's leading to his struggles? Ryan said defenses were playing Hill differently, hinting that defenses might be paying more attention to him now than when he entered the league in 2012.
In watching the film, there are times where Hill is doubled over the top, but t...

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