According to Hill, he feels 100 percent healthy and is ready to go under our new oc, Marty Mornhinweg. Needless to say, it is extremely important that he develops into a far more potent and deadly passing threat
Last year, he seemed to have a breakout game against Buffalo going for 89 yards and two touchdowns. But, like the rest of the offense that season, it was seemingly a mirage. He disappeared in the next two games against the Steelers and Dolphins before getting injured. He came back against the Colts, where he had an OK performance of 23 yards and one touchdown. Then, came the new England Patriots Game. He goes for 55 yards, but has a monster drop that could have potentially sealed a win and perhaps sent our season in a different direction. Since then, he has had nondescript performances before the Jacksonville game where he got injured with a season ending injury.
Stephen Hill, as many have described, is an extremely raw and athletic player. he regularly beats people down deep, with Sanchez failing to see that 8 times out of 10. However, due to the state of our offense, it may be time to push him along faster than usual. It would be nice if he could be a more reliable catching threat by going say...50 to 70 yards a game and having around 15 touchdowns for the season. He also needs to learn how to catch the ball on a far more consistent basis. Dropping it when it hits the numbers is absolutely unacceptable. Do these two things, and he will be an integral part of the west coast offense and give our offense the threat of a passing attack deep (thus opening up our running game).
IN short, we need stephen hill to develop for our QB (preferably Geno). He does that, our WR corps goes from slightly below average to slightly above average. That could be the difference when it comes to playoff hopes for the new york Jets.