The New York Jets have never been shy on confidence since Rex Ryan took over as head coach, so it really comes as no surprise when a player speaks out or makes a wild claim about the direction of where the team is heading. Every year it seems like a player predicts great success for the team and this year the chatter comes from second-year wide receiver Stephen Hill.
Hill was giving his thoughts on the upcoming season and gave the prediction that New York will be playing well in to January thanks to a deep playoff run.
“Oh yes, definitely,” Hill said while speaking with the NFL Network. “We will be in the playoffs and deep in the playoffs.”
It is great to see optimism from Hill, but we should also try to keep in touch with reality.
As a child, I was told to always shoot for the moon, because if you miss you will still land among the stars. For Hill and the 2013 New York Jets, the stars may be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.