A lot has been made of the New York Jets draft, especially their second pick of the draft, wide receiver Stephen Hill. Everyone knew that he could fly, but the question was about his preparation in college. Coming out of an option based offense at Georgia Tech, he didn’t have a lot of catches through his career, so many wondered if he was ready to make it in the NFL. The critics said that he couldn’t run all of the routes necessary.
Well, he went a bit of the way to silencing those critics, with a debut against the Buffalo Bills that put him in the Jets record books, putting up 5 catches for 89 yards and 2 TDs. Over the summer, we predicted that Stephen will eclipse Plaxico Burress’ TD total from last season (see that post by clicking here). When you take a look at his two touchdowns from Sunday’s game, you see that he DOES have the skills to do exactly that. Take a look with me and you will see what I mean.
Nothing out of the ordinary with the formation here. Stephen Hill is wide left, and the bottom of the screen. The defense is in a 4-3, and it looks like the safety is going to cheat over towards Hill. In a couple of seconds, however, Mark Sanchez is going to hearn that this is not the case.
Take a look at the safety to the bottom of the screen. He has cheated to the inside to cover the tight end. Both Mark Sanchez, and Stephen Hill, make the cornerback pay for being one on one.