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Kellen Winslow: “My goal is always to catch 100 balls”

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Jets tight end Kellen Winslow caught exactly one pass last season. He expects a whole lot more than that this year.

Winslow, who has played all 16 games in five different seasons and caught 89, 82, 77, 66 and 75 passes in those five seasons, said he thinks he can go well beyond his average this year for the Jets.

“I averaged around 72,” Winslow told 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.”

Winslow, who will turn 30 next week, has had significant injury problems, particularly with his knee. But he said he believes he’s ready for a big season.

“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.”

A 100-catch season is an unrealistic expectation, but if Winslow can be more like the player who caught 75 passes in 2011 than the player who caught one pass in 2012, the Jets will be pleased.

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63 Responses to “Kellen Winslow: “My goal is always to catch 100 balls””
  1. camdenyard says: Jul 12, 2013 8:24 PM

    His goal should be to win. Period. That is what a true soulja would do.

  2. mgpet says: Jul 12, 2013 8:40 PM

    There is definitely something wrong with the water at Jets West.

  3. foosballisthedevil says: Jul 12, 2013 8:46 PM

    Jets QBs won’t even complete 100 passes.

  4. bobulated says: Jul 12, 2013 8:50 PM

    The only way Winslow will catch a hundred balls this year is if he heads out to Fire Island during the bye week.

  5. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jul 12, 2013 9:01 PM

    The Jets’ roster is currently about as good as an AI-controlled team seven years into Madden franchise mode.

  6. mec693 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:03 PM

    great pickup.. jets needed someone to catch 40-70 balls this season

  7. 3 Finger Lenny says: Jul 12, 2013 9:05 PM

    The solider will be cut in training camp

  8. jw36969 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:11 PM

    in his mouth maybe, not on the field

  9. ohioteamsusuallysuck says: Jul 12, 2013 9:11 PM

    He was a beast at one point. I bet New England wishes they still had him

  10. koolaidcircusbeast says: Jul 12, 2013 9:15 PM

    DJK2 spins his football game almost as well as his records. You can book him if you visit his site, yo.
    Who wouldn’t want a DJ with tribal tats spinning their wedding, birthday, or bar mitzvah.

  11. theinconvienenttruth says: Jul 12, 2013 9:15 PM

    I don’t see how this is a story. It’s pretty normal for a Jet to expect more than their capabilities.

  12. jda129 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:23 PM

    My goal is to read a Jets article without snickering. Looks like me and Kellen both set unrealistic goals.

  13. skinswillsurprise says: Jul 12, 2013 9:27 PM

    You got 2! 98 more to go “soldier”!!

  14. JMClarkent says: Jul 12, 2013 9:28 PM

    That’s what she said.

  15. nosmak40 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:29 PM

    Winslow drops more balls than drunken urologist.

  16. pftbad says: Jul 12, 2013 9:39 PM

    He is an imbecile and a quitter, among other things.

  17. bennyb82 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:46 PM

    Only the Jets can sign a mediocre free agent and have him already be one of the best guys on the team…

  18. dlk47823 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:54 PM

    This is a good spot for him. Jets going to the WC offense with Mohrniweg, Ivory and Goodson coming out of the backfield. Kerley in the slot with Hill and Holmes. This team has some quicks at the skill postions….gonna surprise some people

  19. sethb222 says: Jul 12, 2013 9:57 PM

    He’ll be Lucky to make a Roster.

  20. Scott says: Jul 12, 2013 9:58 PM

    As a University of Miami fan I have to say, Kellen Winslow II is a joke of an NFL player. He is the epitome of what is turning the NFL players into a joke. They become a punch line due to guys like Winslow who had all the talent in the world, but instead of striving to be better they feel entitled to the success and the money and the notoriety that comes with being a popular sports entertainer. I wish guys like him didn’t exist.

    I won’t be cheering for him this season. And because if his wasted talent I don’t expect much success for him either. It was a dumb move by the Jets to pick him up.

  21. nonjaghater says: Jul 12, 2013 10:00 PM

    77.8 must be the college education

  22. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:00 PM

    that was Vanessa Del Rio motto too

  23. midnightstroker87 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:01 PM

    He reminds me of Aaron Hernandez for some reason

  24. harrycanyon says: Jul 12, 2013 10:10 PM

    Never liked this guy. You hear a lot about him, but it’s never after a game and for how he played. He will never catch a 100 footballs , he has already peaked, and couldn’t do it then. Must be nice to get where you are based on your dads name.

  25. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:13 PM

    He does know that Mark Sanchez is likely the “quarterback” that will be throwing to him, doesn’t he ?

  26. claymath52 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:14 PM

    Whoa, whoa, whoa…. this guy is still in the league????

  27. lrjets says: Jul 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    NE might want anyone not having a mug shot.

  28. bslice says: Jul 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    Some people would take the title of this article the wrong way….

  29. jcaulfield8 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    he forgot to add “on my chin” to the end of the quote

  30. jakescott13 says: Jul 12, 2013 10:50 PM

    Lets see….never caught more than 89 passes and butt fumbler is his QB. Other than those two issues, I like his chances.

  31. rajbais says: Jul 12, 2013 11:02 PM

    Even though you can’t play 100 snaps in a season anymore????

    Again, why is T.O. unemployed?

  32. peanutele24 says: Jul 12, 2013 11:07 PM

    Jets will win 10 or 11 games this year,Relax haters

  33. norvturnersneck says: Jul 12, 2013 11:09 PM

    I’m a soldier.

  34. vols84 says: Jul 12, 2013 11:30 PM

    He’s a soldja. He’s got a represent the U…..

    Ha ha…go away lil Winslow. You’re half the player your daddy was.

  35. droyer85 says: Jul 12, 2013 11:41 PM

    He might as well say his goal is to be President of the United States.

  36. onlysane1intheroom says: Jul 12, 2013 11:46 PM

    That’s what she said.

  37. vtopa says: Jul 13, 2013 12:20 AM

    My goal is to sleep with a Playboy Playmate.

    Looks like we both lose Kellen…

  38. pats777 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:26 AM

    Winslow had a golden chance to revive his career catching passes from TB12 and he quit the team. Now he gets to attempt catching meatballs from one of the worst QB’s in the pros. Good luck with that.
    —————-
    He was a beast at one point. I bet New England wishes they still had him.

  39. mikeyz6 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:46 AM

    from who

    signed jets fan

  40. loucella1 says: Jul 13, 2013 1:00 AM

    Catch ONE, Kellen…

  41. AP's Stomach Punch says: Jul 13, 2013 1:16 AM

    …across the chin? (IRT the headline)

  42. jhkayejr says: Jul 13, 2013 1:40 AM

    I’m not a Winslow apologist per se, but I’m 100% sick of the ‘souljah’ comments about him. He just parroted a line than a thousand coaches all around the nation have used at one point or another. There’s a hundred metaphors regarding football that involve battles, fights, wars, trenches, etc – Winslow was just repeating what he’d learned.

    And honestly, I’ve never heard an actual soldier complain about Winslow. It’s always the slack jawed neocons who “never had the honor to serve.”

    Please.

  43. jayquintana says: Jul 13, 2013 1:41 AM

    Aaron Hernandez’ goal is NOT to catch 100 balls this fall.

  44. daaabears says: Jul 13, 2013 1:42 AM

    Kapernik has two that I heard should be easy to catch, rught up the street, too!

  45. nflgm says: Jul 13, 2013 2:02 AM

    So tell me KW, what’s it feel like to set goals for yourself and never ever accomplish them. To me that spells LOSER.

  46. deejayehn says: Jul 13, 2013 2:38 AM

    The Pats don’t want like quitters…

  47. deejayehn says: Jul 13, 2013 2:39 AM

    The Pats don’t want quitters…

  48. slick3 says: Jul 13, 2013 2:59 AM

    Somewhere in that header there’s a great joke.

  49. wryly1 says: Jul 13, 2013 4:44 AM

    A legend in his own mind.

  50. skinsfan91 says: Jul 13, 2013 4:56 AM

    Averaged over five seasons, his average catch total is 77.8.

  51. thememyselfandiguy says: Jul 13, 2013 5:23 AM

    not a beast… a soldier…lol

  52. cdan374 says: Jul 13, 2013 5:42 AM

    Kellen, you can call Jason, he’s a authority on this topic…

  53. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 13, 2013 8:08 AM

    Please call him Kellen Winslow Jr.

  54. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 13, 2013 8:23 AM

    Thats what she said!

  55. flipola says: Jul 13, 2013 8:30 AM

    It’s good that he has goals. Though, his main one should be to just make a team.

  56. dboldave says: Jul 13, 2013 8:49 AM

    I bet if you granted New England a few wishes that wishing they kept Kellen Winslow might be a little low on that list!

  57. jagsfan1 says: Jul 13, 2013 9:30 AM

    His goal should be to make the opening day roster 1st

  58. blackhawks2010 says: Jul 13, 2013 11:22 AM

    Really? This guy is still playing?

  59. glazerh8er says: Jul 13, 2013 11:38 AM

    Well he is a soldier. Just ask Raheem Morris “his boy”.

  60. jprcox says: Jul 13, 2013 11:44 AM

    Hard to fault the Jets for taking a chance on Winslow – they need people who CAN play-make. The problem is that TB, Seattle, and NE wanted this guy off their teams regardless of his talent and ability – so that is very telling.

    Every once in a while these guys settle down. Hopeful that is the case here.

  61. thefox61 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:18 PM

    Did a search for Winslow on NFL.com and no results came up… oh, the irony, LOL!
    He’s there just had to find him on the Jets roster.

  62. fxstc111 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:54 PM

    WHO?

  63. jdphx says: Jul 13, 2013 2:38 PM

    Maybe if you count practice… and camp…. and.. and

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