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Stephen Hill sees deep playoff run from Jets

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Apparently rookie quarterback Geno Smith isn’t the only member of the New York Jets seeing big things for the team this season.

Smith said the Jets would be playoff-bound following being selected by the Jets in the second round of the NFL Draft in April. Now receiver Stephen Hill has echoed Smith’s prognostication for the Jets this season.

Hill spoke with the NFL Network recently and said he sees the Jets playing well into January.

Oh yes, definitely,” Hill said when asked if the Jets would make the playoffs. “We will be in the playoffs and deep in the playoffs.”

It would be the first trip to the playoffs for the Jets in three seasons after going 6-10 last year and 8-8 in 2011. For the Jets to make Smith and Hill’s predictions a reality, they’ll have to win more than one game against teams with winning records. A 35-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts were their only such victory a season ago.

Hill appeared in 11 games for the Jets as a rookie last season. After a big opening week against the Buffalo Bills with five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns, Hill struggled to find consistency before landing on injured reserve in December. He finished the season with 21 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns.

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76 Responses to “Stephen Hill sees deep playoff run from Jets”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 16, 2013 12:03 AM

    Optimism is an admirable quality, but so is realism. This is a wash.

  2. urmomsmyho says: Jul 16, 2013 12:04 AM

    I hear they were giving away bottles of false confidence in the goodie bags at Jets West

  3. fdugrad says: Jul 16, 2013 12:04 AM

    Test this man for substance abuse. He MUST be on SOME kind of mind-altering drug!!

  4. biggrimma says: Jul 16, 2013 12:05 AM

    You’ve taught him how to run his mouth very well Rex.

  5. sdcameron says: Jul 16, 2013 12:12 AM

    Thanks Stephen, needed a good laugh.

  6. marcolamorsa says: Jul 16, 2013 12:16 AM

    I am going to get my popcorn ready and read the upcoming comments for the next hour.

  7. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:19 AM

    LOL

  8. ndgarretjax says: Jul 16, 2013 12:29 AM

    haha it was funny on NFL AM … their edition of SayWhat with Jamie Dukes

  9. trollkiller55 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:32 AM

    If by “deep inthe playoffs”, he means “last in the East”, I agree

  10. pynflfan says: Jul 16, 2013 12:34 AM

    lmao

  11. 619sdfan4life says: Jul 16, 2013 12:36 AM

    Lmao…. He does know who his QB is right. #GoodOne

  12. bmoreravens1012013 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:41 AM

    Yea ok Mr Hill, …whomever believe that bs, I have a book of wet matches to sell you!

  13. jagwires says: Jul 16, 2013 12:46 AM

    LOL.

    And Blaine Gabbert will lead my Jaguars to a Super Bowl victory this year too.

    What do Geno Smith and Stephen Hill have in common, besides both predicting a playoff appearance this year? Neither of them has accomplished crap on an NFL field.

  14. bennyb82 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:56 AM

    I am still waiting for the day when a player responds sarcastically and says he expects to miss the playoffs.

  15. blackfootkiller says: Jul 16, 2013 12:59 AM

    Have they started drug testing yet?

  16. yousuxxors says: Jul 16, 2013 1:02 AM

    for this to happen hill would need to become the number one receiver he has the athletic ability to be along with smith following the trend of rookie qbs to be able to ball right away. Rex Ryan’s defenses are always good. do I think it happen, no but anything can happen. its a good attitude to have. its the jets so everyone will kill them for saying this.

  17. ecupatsfan12 says: Jul 16, 2013 1:04 AM

    Any person that thinks Mark Sanchez can lead a team deep into the playoffs without a stacked team supporting him with a straight face deserves an Oscar..I’ll give him that.

  18. japmen says: Jul 16, 2013 1:31 AM

    So a guy who had 163 yards and one TD after week one knows what it takes to make the playoffs?

  19. catquick says: Jul 16, 2013 1:39 AM

    drug test him immediately

  20. CaJonMcChicken says: Jul 16, 2013 2:06 AM

    Somebody give this guy a drug test because he gotta be on something for that statement.

  21. jmacphee9 says: Jul 16, 2013 2:19 AM

    why would a rookie (smith) say a team is playoff bound? someone that has never played nfl competition..not even his own team in pads. just doesnt make sense.

  22. britishraven says: Jul 16, 2013 2:23 AM

    Hahaha

  23. bookofelisha10 says: Jul 16, 2013 2:23 AM

    so im assuming stephen hill has a fantasy football team he calls the jets..

  24. soia311 says: Jul 16, 2013 2:24 AM

    “Stephen Hill Sees Deep Playoff Run from Jets.” Well I don’t.

  25. iwilltrollyoubad says: Jul 16, 2013 2:38 AM

    So did Santonio, ask him how that ended.

  26. ozymandias121 says: Jul 16, 2013 2:46 AM

    I see him dropping more balls in the first game this season than wins by the Jets in the playoffs. All that potential being wasted away in the Jets crappy organization. Then again maybe potential is all he will ever be.

  27. beerndrums says: Jul 16, 2013 3:23 AM

    Now that’s some funny s35T there

  28. rasalghoul says: Jul 16, 2013 5:01 AM

    Say What?! If you want a good laugh, watch Jamie Dukes on NFL AM when he was talking about this video clip. Hilarious! :-D

  29. provguard says: Jul 16, 2013 5:19 AM

    Mr. Hill, have you seen the Jets play without your NYC bias???? The Jets have some decent spokes in the wheel, but the axel is all messed up…

  30. brokeu91 says: Jul 16, 2013 5:45 AM

    Stephen, if you can see that you might need some glasses.

  31. gadzod says: Jul 16, 2013 5:49 AM

    And then he turned off his PS3/Xbox and came back to real life……

  32. kd75 says: Jul 16, 2013 5:55 AM

    Stephen Hill needs to get his eyes checked…

  33. bengalguy says: Jul 16, 2013 5:59 AM

    Apparrently drug testing needs to be done in New York Jets camp!

  34. gottaplan says: Jul 16, 2013 6:18 AM

    pa da bump…….cymbal crash! That’s a good one Hill. Take that act on the road…it’s funny!

  35. flmike says: Jul 16, 2013 6:29 AM

    And then Stephen woke up and realized he played for the JETS…

  36. kabasaman says: Jul 16, 2013 6:30 AM

    Yea, he’s starting to sound like Rex… Duh.

  37. axespray says: Jul 16, 2013 6:31 AM

    “Us Too!” – says no one.

  38. ryann252013 says: Jul 16, 2013 6:31 AM

    Nothing wrong with some confidence, this teams lacked it
    of years. There’s also nothing wrong with having confidence in your team. But Stephen Hill you better hope Geno Smith is
    throwing to you week 1.

  39. ryann252013 says: Jul 16, 2013 6:32 AM

    Sorry how my comment looks weird my phone does that to the comments

  40. ebr362 says: Jul 16, 2013 6:57 AM

    OK now that is funny!

  41. bcgreg says: Jul 16, 2013 7:04 AM

    Thank God, there is drug testing in the NFL!

  42. clownsfan says: Jul 16, 2013 7:10 AM

    Stephen Hill needs to see the field first.

  43. 25cuts says: Jul 16, 2013 7:18 AM

    Hahahaha hahahaha ! Oh, was he serious…

  44. hehateme2 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:20 AM

    More like 4-12. Get someone to NJ for drug testing stat!!

  45. jr507 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:24 AM

    Queue the typical anti-Jets posts – several making fun of Hill believing in his team, more QB/buttfumble cracks, and the scattered Rex is fat comment. Does that about cover it?

    Good for Hill, now back it up. If this kid holds onto the ball, nobody will be laughing at him a year from now. He has the skill set to be a star if he cures the dropsies.

  46. lrjets says: Jul 16, 2013 7:30 AM

    Hill caught some passes uncovered at Jets West and is now “Yapping Like A Jet”.

    This Namath-era Jets fan is finally tiring of it.

    Shut up, play, shut up!

  47. vegaskid21 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:35 AM

    LOL! What the heck is that kid smoking?

  48. Obama's Ballsack says: Jul 16, 2013 7:36 AM

    “Stephen Hill sees deep playoff run from Jets”

    Funny because he can’t even run a play deep lol

    Did anybody get the joke? Well all know the Jets are joke of organization, Sanchez can’t throw the ball deep and Hill drops alot of balls. So both of them can’t execute a deep ball. It’s a nice play on words.

  49. whatjusthapped says: Jul 16, 2013 7:44 AM

    I would think by now the Jets would have a meeting with all their players and the PR department. Instructions would be simple, tell the press you are working hard, tell the press that you plan on be successful but whatever you do, stay away from predictions, guarantees, and other statements of fantasy.

  50. acmepackers says: Jul 16, 2013 7:50 AM

    Wow. This guy obviously isn’t one of Georgia Tech’s finest scholars.

  51. sbmcintosh36 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:54 AM

    Now start the another big mouth Jet player talk… Because what he should say is we’re going to be ehhh 6-10 maybe 7-9 who can tell.

  52. dg0122 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:54 AM

    “Mr. Hill, it’s time for your random drug test”

  53. johndont says: Jul 16, 2013 7:57 AM

    If the Jets win the Super Bowl – I will keep my Jets Tebow #15 jersey and wear it and paint my house, wife and dog green.

  54. mazzstar30 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:00 AM

    Drug test this man…

  55. jburrell4 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:03 AM

    what?

  56. drainbameged says: Jul 16, 2013 8:09 AM

    LOL… somebody drug test this guy

  57. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 16, 2013 8:14 AM

    Drug test time for Steven Hill!

  58. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 16, 2013 8:16 AM

    “Oh yes, definitely,” Hill said when asked if the Jets would make the playoffs. “We will be in the playoffs and deep in the playoffs.”
    ________________

    The Jets will be deep in a number of things this year, but it wont be the playoffs.

  59. getyourownname says: Jul 16, 2013 8:33 AM

    CDC is worried that the previously obscure Rex Ryan virus is now spreading and has no known antidote, other than termination.

  60. sampsonswag01 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:34 AM

    I’m sorry, what???

  61. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 16, 2013 8:36 AM

    This should be considered probably cause for testing. I mean if he’s not on drugs I don’t understand this prediction…

  62. jda129 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:36 AM

    I’m just going to go ahead and assume he’s promoting some new NFL Play 60 campaign showing kids the fun of usung your imagination.

  63. piffordt says: Jul 16, 2013 8:45 AM

    They actually can go 11-5 without beating a single team that had a winning record from 2012. Odds are that won’t happen, but there are many examples of a “crappy” team that makes a run to the playoffs. Two years ago many experts were writing that the 49ers (6-10 in 2010) were positioning themselves for Andrew Luck and they went 13-3 with Alex Smith.

  64. jjackwagon says: Jul 16, 2013 8:46 AM

    What would expect him to say? But realisitically they have a one-in-three shot to finish at the bottom of the division or to finish second in the division.

  65. pettytom says: Jul 16, 2013 8:53 AM

    Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs????? You want to talk about playoffs???????

  66. steelnucs says: Jul 16, 2013 8:59 AM

    If by “deep playoff run” he means running 10 miles to the stadium to watch the playoffs from the stands, he is correct.

  67. ryang44 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:05 AM

    Give him a break…what do you want him to say, no. He is on the team and he knows how they’re coming along.

  68. nananatman says: Jul 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    They must be high, blame ROC nation.

  69. ksiner says: Jul 16, 2013 10:45 AM

    He does realize he’s talking about the New Jersey Jets right?

  70. yankees218 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:50 PM

    @biggrimma

    There is a diff between running your mouth and being confident in your team, when answering a question from a reporter. When a player says his team sucks and there’s no way they make the playoffs, that’s when there would be a problem.

  71. stevent92 says: Jul 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    He probably means the Winnipeg hockey team

  72. lrjets says: Jul 16, 2013 3:54 PM

    ksiner says:Jul 16, 2013 10:45 AM

    He does realize he’s talking about the New Jersey Jets right?
    _________________________________

    I’d bet Met Life Stadium is closer to Manhattan, NY, than the team you root for is to its namesake.
    That’s if you follow football. That’d be another good bet.

  73. kev86 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:00 PM

    Butter fingers

  74. piffordt says: Jul 16, 2013 9:41 PM

    Seriously, what do you expect him to say when asked if they will make the playoffs? I expect every player in the NFL answer “yes.” What is he going to say, I think we are rebuilding and if we are lucky we will get to 6 wins again…Hell no, he better say yes we are going to make it. Now tap into your inner Herm for this one “You play to win the game, Hello…”

  75. fel66 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:56 PM

    To the Jets whole team talk is cheap !!! Just shut the f..k up and show us with actions on the field let your play show how good you are cause all we jets fan see and hear from the Jets is garbage .

  76. dlk47823 says: Jul 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    I’m sure the fans of the 20 teams who did not make the playoffs would rather have their young players predict a losing season. If you can’t see it, you can’t do it. Good luck Stephen Hill, use that 4.3 speed to light it up this year!

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