Receivers Are a Mess for New York Jets

By Nick Mamary
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The wide receiver position needs to be counted on to play a major role in an offense. One team that needs to be concerned about their pass catching group is the New York Jets. Santonio Holmes did not play in Week 6 against the Pittsburg Steelers on Sunday. He represents Gang Green’s best option. Too many injuries appear to have slowed him down.

Depth has also been a bit of a problem for New York. David Nelson brings toughness, but is probably not their best idea for a long-term starter. Clyde Gates made some catches, although he got banged up as well. Stephen Hill came back in after getting smashed in the head. He needs to be healthy or New York will be in trouble. Holmes continues healing from a lingering hamstring injury.

Sure, tight end Jeff Cumberland can split out wide. His presence in the Jets’ West Coast scheme leads to dynamic plays. These problems are exemplified by Geno Smith’s learning curve. Reliable targets must help him develop. Help could be on their way to the Jets’ thinning receiving corps. Josh Gordon may be available, but his Browns may decide to stand pat.

Kenny Britt could present a more realistic option, and could make more sense as long as he remains on his best behavior. Either way, an addition would benefit New York’s offense.

Nick Mamary is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @NickMamary1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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