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Kellen Winslow: “My Goal is Always to Catch 100 Balls

By Alan Schechter

September 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots tight end Kellen Winslow (82) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Kellen Winslow Jr is potentially the top receiving threat that the Jets have. It’s also possible that his injury problems will rear their ugly head quickly, and Winslow won’t ever see the field. However, to his credit, Winslow, who will turn 30 soon, has lofty expectations for himself:

“I averaged around 72 (catches per season over my career),” Winslow said Friday, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “My job is to just make plays. When it comes my way, just make the play. I can exceed that. My goal is always to catch 100 balls. Haven’t done it yet, but that’s my goal. I want to come close.”

You have to love Winslow’s enthusiasm. For one, he is only turning 30. Secondly, like he mentioned, when healthy, he averaged over 70 receptions per season. Add that to the fact that Holmes is coming back from injury. The only real proven threat in the receiving group, other than Holmes, is Kerley.

One thing is for certain, should Winslow remain healthy, he will certainly get a good number of targets. I would want him on my fantasy team, that’s for sure.