Stephen Hill has a concussion

Reuters

Jets quarterback Geno Smith took it on the chin figuratively on Sunday against the Titans, but one member of the Jets who took it on the chin literally is now dealing with a concussion.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that wide receiver Stephen Hill is the recipient of that diagnosis after being the recipient of a big hit from Titans safety Michael Griffin. It came on the second play of the game when Smith underthrew Hill and was intercepted by cornerback Alterraun Verner.

Griffin’s helmet appeared to make contact with Hill’s helmet on the hit, which came at just about the same moment as Verner was making the interception. Because of that, it wouldn’t be particularly surprising to see Griffin get fined for the hit even though the officials did not throw a flag on the play.

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes injured his hamstring late in the 38-13 loss, which could leave the Jets thinner than a dime at wideout when they face the Falcons next Monday night. Jets coach Rex Ryan offered no update on Holmes’ condition or chances of playing on Monday so that answer will come later in the week, as will Hill’s attempts to progress through the league’s concussion protocol.

9 responses to “Stephen Hill has a concussion

  1. And the NFL wonders why coaches and fans are complaining about the refs making what i call “player safety” penalties.

    Its ridiculously inconsistent.

    Griffin launches with his helmet aimed squarely at Hill and lays him out. No flag. Its even a case where he went with the shoulder and inadvertently hit Hill in the helmet.

    Yet there are plenty of clean, legal hits that get flagged.

  2. Based on the game against the Titans, I thought Geno Smith also had a concussion the way he gave away the ball.

  3. Griffin launches with his helmet aimed squarely at Hill and lays him out. No flag. Its even a case where he went with the shoulder and inadvertently hit Hill in the helmet.

    You are kidding right? Did you happen to see the hit on Jake Locker that was not flagged?

  4. The truth is whether you watch or follow football for the love of the game or for fantasy purposes it’s still a game and we pay their salaries. They are there purely for our entertainment however we get it from them.

    Chances are that without the popularity and entertainment value of fantasy football Chris Johnson would not have received the salary he is receiving currently.

    No one ever said they had to watch football or follow football purely for the game itself. If people went to the horserace track just to watch the horses you wouldn’t have anyone in the stands.

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