Wide receiver Stephen Hill has been down this path before. Taking criticism isn’t easy, especially if you’re an athlete on a professional sports team in New York. When it comes to his tenure so far with the New York Jets, plenty of frustration must be felt on both sides. Hill hasn’t been consistent since he was drafted by the Jets a few years ago, and has had several setbacks. Whether it was injury or just a lack of having a dominating presence in the lineup, Hill needs to produce this season, or he could very well be on his way out with the team.
With one foot out the door already it seems, Hill should use all this criticism to succeed this upcoming season. You see, after enough built-up frustration, eventually you start to feel angrily inspired to finally silence your critics and prove to everyone what you’re really made of. The time is now for Hill to use criticism as a method to get furious and play harder than ever before — more so than ever since the Jets have loaded its wide receiving corps with veterans and draft picks that could potentially cost Hill his starting spot on offense.
There is no denying that Hill possesses a strong amount of talent to be successful in the NFL. It’s up to him to channel that inner warrior and start playing as if it’s his last chance to prove his worth. Now is his big shot to illustrate that he can coincide with Eric Decker to become a dynamic duo that will haul in touchdowns and make big plays against opposing defenses. If he can use all the criticism that’s been plaguing him for the past two years now as fuel towards finally finding major success, there is no telling just how amazing he can be with the Jets.
Hopefully he finds it sooner than later since the Jets need him to step up immediately and establish himself as the undeniable starter alongside Decker. Otherwise, Hill will find himself in a totally different situation from the outside looking in.
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