New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill admitted on “NFL AM” on Monday that he had a small case of the rookie jitters early in Sunday’s 48-28 trampling of the Buffalo Bills.
After scoring one touchdown in the preseason, Gang Green dominated a game that wasn’t even as close as the score indicated and, for one week at least, quieting the concerns over the team’s offensive output.
“The real Jets is what you saw on Sunday,” Hill said. “We knew what we had and we knew what we were going to do, it’s just coach (Tony) Sparano didn’t want to open up certain things.”
Hill led the Jets with five receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns. New York totaled 384 total yards with quarterback Mark Sanchez throwing for 266 yards on 19-of-27 passing with three touchdowns and an interception.
The rookie wide receiver said his quarterback has handled the media criticism, including the hype over starting punt protector Tim Tebow, in a positive fashion, which was displayed on the field Sunday.
“Sanchez I felt that he dealt with it very well,” Hill said Monday. “I feel like the whole team is dealing with it very well. We really don’t go off of what outsiders say, we just go off of what we do in that locker room and what we do on the field and we just sticking together and the first game went well.”