Jeremey Kerley in his second year seems to be the go to guy for Mark Sanchez, and is having himself a nice year despite the Jets overall record.
So what can be the problem with Hill? Here are a few theories to explains Hill's struggles:
He played in an offense in college that didn't utilize the receivers much for catching. His main assignments were to block. Hill is a rookie and is having a bad spell. He's a RAW talent.
Hill's technique isn't good. He's not extending his arms. Stephen Hill was targeted just twice during the Jets' 27-13 win over St. Louis. One pass was a dropped and the other was a deep pattern where the former Georgia Tech standout wasn't able to find the ball amid the stadium lights.
It was Hill's fourth game without a catch this season and another with a drop, a problem that seems to be compounding a bit with the talented rookie.
Rex Ryan, though, has not lost confidence.
"With Stephen, I will say this, I was impressed with the way the young man blocked, for us that's a big thing," Ryan said. "Has he lost some confidence, he dropped the ball or whatever, one thing I know for sure is we're going to keep throwing it to him.