Holmes, Hill, and Schilens walking off the practice field
Two weeks through the preseason, Jets fans have seen the little depth the Jets have at wide out. Jets fans were begging Tanny to address the need in the offseason, but he signed an inconsistent Chaz Schilens and drafted Stephen Hill in the second round. The Jets had a plethora of options this offseason. They could of signed Braylon Edwards, Randy Moss, proven NFL receivers. In the preseason game against the Giants the two starting wide outs were seventh round pick Jordan White, and second round pick Stephen Hill. Don't get me wrong Stephen Hill may wind up to be a star in the future, but he is not ready to start. Free agent acquisition Chaz Schilens, has lived on the stationary bike and has barely seen the field. He has only completed one sixteen game season in his career and only had 23 catches last season. Besides Santonio Holmes, the wideouts (Hill, Schilens, Kerley, White, Turner) only had a combined 60 catches last season, where Santonio Holmes had 51. With so little NFL experience and only one proven guy, you would think they would be trying to make a move. The only real free agent wide receivers are Plaxico Burress and Roy Williams. Plax did not live up to expectations on the Jets last year and Roy Williams is a way past his prime. The Jets need to get healthy at wide receiver also. Holmes, Kerley, and Schilens did not play in their last preseason game. Holmes and Kerley are back on the practice field, but are not 100%. Schilens is out this Sunday and who knows when he will be back. If Santonio Holmes can get back on track, the Jets have a really big weapon. If the Jets want to contend this season, they need to do some work at the wide receiver position.