I literally took about a few minutes to throw this together which is why I mentioned that it was a quick job.
But I had other players in the photo to use for scale and I could have made Hill any size I wanted. So I'm curious about your answer.
Biggest thing Hill needs to do as a rookie is learn to run crisp routes. You can have all the speed in the world, but in the NFL if you can't run precise routes (or get off the line of scrimmage), you will not make an impact and defintely not draw coverage away from WR1, Santonio in the Jets' case.
But I believe in Hill. First of all because of the freakish physical tools, but I also love option WRs. First off, you know they aren't selfish players. They signed on to play college ball at a place where they know they aren't getting many passes thrown to them. They also take pride in their blocking. He just seems like a WR the Jets needed to get. Opposite of the divas like Holmes, Plax, Braylon. I am excited to see what he can do when camp opens.
If he can connect once or twice he'll make defenses think twice, but until then I would wait a while before thinking Braylon 2.0. His very presence on the field is a positive for the offense, though.
Takes some of the sting out of losing Mulligan.
Sounds a lot like :
I guarantee you that hindsight being what it is(after everything that's happened), if you ask players on the Jets if they would've rather kept Braylon instead of Holmes(if they could go back in time knowing what they know now), I think they would've "went to bat" for him back then.
1- Held out as a rookie
2- Lead the league in drops in 2008 (23)
3- Pulled over for driving 120 in a 65
4- Couple of days before signing with the Jets was involved in an altercation and later plead no contest
5- With the Jets he was arrested for DUI.
6- Drove Browns staff insane forcing the deal to the Jets and many in Cleveland think his drops can be attributed to his lack of desire to stay in Cleveland.
I like the guy and think he carries less baggage than Holmes, but he has plenty of baggage (aside from the knee) that teams are rightfully scared by.
Superfreak V 2.0
And what does this mean? Players didn't come to his defense over his DUI? What should they have done? If it were Holmes, what would they have done differently?
And how do you know how players felt about him leaving?
It was discussed to death after the DUI.
And yes, that no one came to his defense was a part of it.
Holmes has absolutely nothing to do with this, whats the sense of bringing him into it? If Holmes is hated as much or close what does it change for Braylon. He wasn't liked by players, it was discussed.
The FO didn't like him for various reasons, thats obvious. To argue that he was liked, was a solid teammate and a solid player liked by players and mgt doesn't hold water given he wasnt even made an offer.