Why I Feel Stephen Hill is Getting Cut from the Jets

Why I Feel Stephen Hill is Getting Cut from the Jets

With the end of the 2014 training camp, the New York Jets will continue to trim down the roster to 53 and they have until Saturday at 4pm.

I had said on social media that Stephen Hill would have to have the game of his life to sway public opinion on why he should stay.  I also laid out pros and cons to keep him in this post.

I think yesterday’s performance was so underwhelming on and off the field that the 3rd year wide receiver will most likely be cut in my opinion.

Stephen Hill

Here is what bothers me about Stephen:

  • You are a wide receiver… why are you catching a ball against your body?  Use your hands.  I never played football, but when I play catch, I rarely drop the ball because I use my…. wait for it.  HANDS.
  • Your attitude is so disappointing.  When I read the quotes from you after the game, it’s like you just don’t care.  I know you have to block out the negativity from the press and fans, but you sound like you have no fight left.  No let me rephrase that, it’s like you NEVER had the fight.

 

Hill felt certain about at least one question after Thursday’s game: Does he think he has earned a roster spot?

“Yeah, I don’t know why I shouldn’t (think that), but yeah,” he said.

It was pointed out to him that people observing from outside the Jets’ locker room might feel less sure about his roster spot, because of his so-so preseason statistics, and the fact that he played in the preseason finale, a game in which guys with set roster spots usually don’t participate.

“Well, no disrespect, but that’s the reason why they’re outside and they’re not in this locker room and they’re not playing,” Hill said. “Other than that, honestly, that’s all I can tell you.”

What, then, gives Hill such confidence that he will make the roster?

“Next question,” he said.

I know I said yesterday that I was 50/50 on whether he makes the team and I said that he would, well, I changed my mind based on yesterday’s events.  I think we have seen the last of Stephen Hill on the Jets.