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    Secret Superstar : Jeremy Kerley

    Every NFL team searches for a Secret Superstar on their roster, but it may be even more important to the New York Jets to find that guy. After two disappointing seasons they are starting a rebuilding process with a new general manager in charge. Their roster doesnít have many top quality players ó maybe just two or three ó but they have some promising youngsters that could be in that range next season.

    The one who stands out as our Secret Superstar is Jeremy Kerley. The third-year player has come all the way from being drafted as a punt returner to becoming the Jetsí leading receiver in 2012. His improvement has been noticeable and now he looks ready to take a bigger role. In an offense lacking playmakers all over the field, Kerley should be valuable, and if he can play to his potential the Jets will solve one of their most important issues.

    Behind the Vets

    Coming out of TCU, Kerley was more valued as a return specialist than as a receiver. His quick feet and lateral agility made him a touchdown threat on almost every punt or kickoff he caught, but he didnít produce a lot in a college offense led by Andy Dalton. Projected as a pure slot receiver in the NFL, Kerley was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round in 2011 to grow behind the veteran players they had signed in that offseason ó Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason.So the plan was for Kerley to be on special teams as punt returner while he improved his technique at wide receiver. And thatís how it was going on for the first four games of the season ó the rookie receiver played 16 snaps and was targeted just once. However, that changed suddenly when Derrick Mason was traded to the Texans after the Patriotsí game in Week 5. Actually, the switch in the depth chart happened before that game. Kerley took Masonís role, played 20 snaps, had three receptions and scored his first NFL touchdown in Foxboro.

    Not many fifth-rounders get a chance like Kerley did when the Jets got rid of Mason. The staff trusted him as the slot receiver and the former Horned Frog didnít waste that opportunity. He played 320 snaps, over 75% of them were in the slot, and he was targeted 33 times and picked up 1.35 Yards per Route Run. Although the Jetsí passing offense wasnít very good that year, Kerley did enough to earn his spot on the roster for the next season.

    Stepping Up

    The Jets brought in some new faces in the 2012 offseason ó they signed Chaz Schilens and Clyde Gates and drafted Stephen Hill, but Kerley kept the lead for the starting slot position as the new players fought to start opposite Santonio Holmes.The season couldnít have started better for Kerley. He had four catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns, one of them on a punt return, versus Buffalo in Week 1. He looked very comfortable and in the next two games showed his explosiveness with 140 receiving yards on four catches. But again, for the second year in a row, Kerley was forced to change his role when Holmes was injured in Week 4. He had to take over some of Holmesí snaps on the outside while also continuing as the starting slot receiver. In the first four games Kerley played 86% of his snaps in the slot, from Week 5 that percentage fell to 56%.

    Like in 2011, Kerley took advantage of that unexpected turn of events. His slot performance improved in almost every category ó he ranked 12th in Catch Rate, fourth in Yards per Route Run (1.97) and fifth in Drop Rate (2 drops on 67 targets). He was also very impressive in the deep passing game where he ranked first in Catch Rate (at least 25% deep targets) by catching 10 of 15 passes with no drops and over 30 yards per reception. Kerley looked like the best skill player on the roster, and he will be asked to keep that level for the next season.

    Bright Future

    The new coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, should provide a fresh approach to the offensive system this season. It will help the quarterback, whoever he is, and the receivers in a passing offense that has been ineffective for the past two seasons. Jeremy Kerley is in great position to benefit from that. His ability from the slot and versatility to produce in the short and deep game will be a big factor for the Jetsí offense. If Mornhinweg and the quarterback find the way to get the ball to Kerley often he could become the Jetsí first 1,000-yard receiver since Jerricho Cotchery in 2007.

    > https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...jeremy-kerley/

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    ^ ^ i thought some of you folks said sanchez had no weapons








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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    ^ ^ i thought some of you folks said sanchez had no weapons

    You tell umm KPuppy

    Ive been spewing Pro Kerley rhetoric all offseason, and dating back to last season.

    I am the kind of person who 90% of the time doesnt project talent or awesomeness, but Kerley has both, and if the Jets lose him due to the suckage of our QB's, it will be blindingly clear afterwards,that we needed to keep him a Jet for a long time, and supply him with some good playmakers around him to get HIM the ball.

    Oh yeah, it can be flipped that way too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    You tell umm KPuppy

    Ive been spewing Pro Kerley rhetoric all offseason, and dating back to last season.

    I am the kind of person who 90% of the time doesnt project talent or awesomeness, but Kerley has both, and if the Jets lose him due to the suckage of our QB's, it will be blindingly clear afterwards,that we needed to keep him a Jet for a long time, and supply him with some good playmakers around him to get HIM the ball.

    Oh yeah, it can be flipped that way too.
    i think kerley has the talent/skill to be a productive player in the nfl.
    he is still young & hopefully our qb dept. will be able to help him prove that he can be a productive player

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    Well well well the fashion victim says we should like our offense short and Kerley.


    Hopefully the D will deal out enough sh!thands to give the O a Chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Well well well the fashion victim says we should like our offense short and Kerley.


    Hopefully the D will deal out enough sh!thands to give the O a Chance.
    Kerley worked out in the offseason. He worked out a lot. In addition to being fitter he is now also faster and taller.

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    Secret Superstar doesn't make much sense to me? Educated Jets fans are already aware that he is talented and has been a steal as a 5th rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EM31 View Post
    Kerley worked out in the offseason. He worked out a lot. In addition to being fitter he is now also faster and taller.
    Cmon guy, no matter how much..he can never be up to the levels of ANY of those bestest, explosivist Raider receivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    Secret Superstar doesn't make much sense to me? Educated Jets fans are already aware that he is talented and has been a steal as a 5th rounder.
    True he is no "secret weapon" yet, but id like to see him targeted a lot more this season. In addition to good hands, he has good YAC.

    Quote Originally Posted by EM31 View Post
    Kerley worked out in the offseason. He worked out a lot. In addition to being fitter he is now also faster and taller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    True he is no "secret weapon" yet, but id like to see him targeted a lot more this season. In addition to good hands, he has good YAC.



    " . . . targeted . . . "


    ...i hope our new off. coord. has our qb's TARGET kerley

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    i think kerley has the talent/skill to be a productive player in the nfl.
    he is still young & hopefully our qb dept. will be able to help him prove that he can be a productive player
    I'd say that 56 catches for 827 yards, 14.8 per was productive. Especially give the passing totals Sanchez gave us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Cmon guy, no matter how much..he can never be up to the levels of ANY of those bestest, explosivist Raider receivers
    Well the Raiders have been a top team for so long that it is difficult to dispute the talent level that must accompany such success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    True he is no "secret weapon" yet, but id like to see him targeted a lot more this season. In addition to good hands, he has good YAC.



    But you could make a case that he'll be rendered ineffective in this offense. We have QB issues and there is already a thread talking about how putrid our WR's are.

    If the defense thinks that, much like they did with the Jets WR's back in 2000 after Keyshawn was traded, they'll double Kerley and try to make the others prove that they can make big plays. Back in 2000, they would double Chrebet, no one was really able to step up. So they ended up having Richie Anderson (FB) with 90 catches. That really isn't a great offense.

    Not saying it will work necessarily, but I'm sure many a DC will think about scenarios like that. You would think it is possible though.

    Hill needs to improve his overall play. Holmes has never, as far I am concerned, had chemistry with Sanchez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    Secret Superstar doesn't make much sense to me? Educated Jets fans are already aware that he is talented and has been a steal as a 5th rounder.
    I don't really think it's for the benefit of the fans who root for the Secret Superstar team. I think it's a way to look at somewhat under the radar players around the league who the average fan may not know or appreciate. Today's player was Cortez Allen from Pittsburgh, who I know nothing about.
    However, I'm sure those that post often on the Steelers boards know who he is. I think the site would acknowledge the term "superstar" is not quite the right one, but I suppose it sounds better than "Guys who may be very good".

    The Colts "Secret Superstar" is a TE they drafted in the 3rd round who apparently blocked better than Fleener and caught more passes per game (Fleener also missed time with injuries). It's an interesting item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EM31 View Post
    Kerley worked out in the offseason. He worked out a lot. In addition to being fitter he is now also faster and taller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EM31 View Post
    Kerley worked out in the offseason. He worked out a lot. In addition to being fitter he is now also faster and taller.
    This is for you 70s kids out there:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Nut View Post
    I'd say that 56 catches for 827 yards, 14.8 per was productive. Especially give the passing totals Sanchez gave us.
    While decent kerley was the best of bunch of a crap. lets be honest here he sucked as a returner and he was good for about 2 big yard plays a game and then disappeared or got shutdown. He is far from reliable consistent threat.

    Had the jets got there real wish draft night Kerley would be the #4 WR on this team. As he probably would be on most teams .

    I personally think of Kerley in same light as Jason Avant on the Eagles. Far from a superstar tho
    Last edited by Scoop24; 06-07-2013 at 12:36 PM.

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    Kerley is the best receiver on the Jets roster......hands down, he had 56 catches for 827 yds and 2 TD's with Mark Suckchez throwing him the football!!!

    That being said he has been somewhat overlooked by the rest of the league thus far.
    Last edited by ARodFLKeysJetsFan; 06-07-2013 at 04:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARodFLKeysJetsFan View Post
    Kerley is the best receiver on the Jets roster......hands down.

    That being said he has been somewhat overlooked by the rest of the league thus far.
    He is overlooked because he isnt great by any means this one of the biggest markets in pro sports it doesn't take much for your hype to outgrown ability. IE Leon Washington, Braylon Edwards, Dustin Keller ect..

    A healthy Holmes is still by far better than Kerley

    These stats shows exactly what we all know. Good for 1 or 2 big yard plays . Disappears after

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARodFLKeysJetsFan View Post
    Kerley is the best receiver on the Jets roster......hands down.

    That being said he has been somewhat overlooked by the rest of the league thus far.
    i hope he is NOT " overlooked " by our qb's and off. coord.

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