Oct 9, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated Tampa Bay 48-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Kellen Winslow: My Goal is to Have 100 Catches


Veteran tight end Kellen Winslow has been watching his numbers decline all the way to the tune of one catch last season. Now that he is with the New York Jets, who are hungry for playmakers, Winslow is hoping to watch his numbers jump back up to an impressive range. Specifically, Winslow is hoping to haul in 100 catches this season.

If Winslow was able to pull in 100 catches this season, it would be by far his most productive season of his career. Winslow is ready to exceed his average and help take the Jets offense to a new level.

“I averaged around 72,” Winslow said, via 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.”

Injuries and attitude problems have stopped Winslow from reaching his full potential, but he feels that he is ready to make a breakthrough.

“I feel the same like every year,” Winslow said. “Nothing has really changed. It’s all about maintaining and keeping my legs strong. I feel good. This is a great opportunity for me.”

While you can’t expect anyone to produce a 100 catch season, if Winslow is able to stay with his average, then he can be a big help to the Jets offense.

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