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An Interview with Stephen Hill

By Alan Schechter

May 4, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) catches ball during minicamp at the Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The website had the opportunity to sit down with second round draft choice of the New York Jets, WR Stephen Hill.  Here are some excerpts from the interview, courtesy of

Reaction to getting drafted: “Getting drafted in the city that you’re going to play for, it was cool.”On waiting to get picked in the draft: “It really wasn’t stressful. My  family, they’re just a supportive group. Anywhere I was gonna go I was  gonna be ready to go to that state and get going.”On interacting w/


fans: “Just saying the Jets chant, I know they  love that. Showing them I’m ready to play. I’m in the city so it’s time  to play like a Jet and fly.”

On the Jets QBs: “You have two great QBs. Tebow, he’s a winner. As a  left handed QB, he’s differnet from Sanchez. Sanchez is a different QB  too. Their balls each have a different spin to it.”

More on Tebow/Sanchez: “I haven’t been out to dinner with them but we make sure we have team meetings together.”

On his biggest strength: “I feel like my best attribute, outside of  speed, is my physicality. I’m very physical. I’m from an offense that  blocks a lot.”

On his blocking: “I’m definitely proud of it. Once you get the corner  uncomfortable, that’s when it’s time to throw the ball because he  doesn’t know if you’re gonna block him or run by him.”

Is  he ready for the Jets fans: “Definitely. There are going to be ups and  downs, I hear certain things, but that’s life and you have to deal with  that.”

Despite the fact that this guy is raw, I think he will work out to be a great success.  Time will tell.