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Earlier this week I predicted that Stephen Hill's days in New York were numbered and the Jets confirmed that prediction earlier today. Hundreds of NFL hopefuls were given the pink slip today but many of them were late round picks or undrafted free agents. Hill on the other hand was a second round selection who the Jets traded up to grab in the 2012 draft.

What is odd about Hill's cut is how his agent, Alan Herman of Sport Stars Inc, responded to the Jets cutting Hill. In a statement to USA Today Herman said:

I'm disappointed in Idzik and Rex with the way the whole thing went down there... Two years in that kind of situation is disheartening."

"He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco. ... His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno."

It is understandable why Herman would defend his client, after all he wants to make Hill seem like an attractive option for another team. The Browns for example recently saw Josh Gordon's year long suspension held up and they could be a possible suitor for Hill. Carolina may also be a landing place for the former Yellow Jacket, Carolina's beat writer Joe Persons quoted Herman saying:



However, Mr. Herman's claim that it was the Jets QB situation that resulted in Hill's struggles in New York is absurd. Perhaps Mr. Herman could explain to everyone why it was Geno Smith's fault that Hill caught only half the passes thrown his way in 2013. No one is arguing that the quarterback situation for the Jets has been optimal the past few years but it is shameful that Hill's agent passed the buck onto everyone else.

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Benjamin Dawes 8/30/2014 10:04:00 PM Edit
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