Jets summer Q&A with WR Stephen Hill
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on July 01, 2013 at 11:47 AM, updated July 01, 2013 at 11:59 AM
We continue our summer Q and A series with Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill. Hill had a tumultuous rookie season. He scored two touchdowns in his debut then struggled for the rest of the season. He's been hampered during the spring as he comes off knee surgery.
Obviously you're in a different situation now than you were last summer, no longer a rookie and with a season under your belt, what's the biggest difference for you heading into this season?
Basically, the biggest difference is that I'm going to train with (Antonio Cromartie) and get that good training in. Other than that, I'm just looking forward to just being in the midst of everything and going against the defense when they're giving us looks I've never seen before. They've done a great job, they're definitely pushing us.
Did Cromartie invite you out there to California?
Coach Dennis told me to go out there. I was like 'OK, I guess that's what I'm going to have to do.' And I saw the way Cro, during camp last year, I saw his work ethic and how he lasted all year without missing practice. I know that's what I need. I really need that type of workout.
Has there been anyone who has jumped out at you during OTAs or mini-camp who you think might have a breakout season?
A lot of the guys like Demario (Davis), (Quinton Coples), Aaron Berry, a lot o guys. Ellis Lankster. Some of us are going out there to work with Cro. So we always have that little group together to push each other. That'll definitely make us better.
Are you going to be the only wide receiver out there?
I'm going to be the only wide receiver to be there. There will be some pack mentality and that's good. It'll make me better. Especially during training camp.