Depsite being told that he was given every single chance in the world to make the team, former New York Jets, and now current Carolina Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill is playing the blame game as far as why he got released this past month.
He's not blaming himself, although he really should, especially since he couldn't figure out how to run the right routes or hold onto the football when needed. Instead, he's passing the buck onto the New York media because as Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reported, Hill says his failures with the Jets were on the New York media.
Hill said receivers "in other facilities" had more drops than he did. "The New York media wanted me out of there."— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 3, 2014
Last week, Hill's agent blamed the Jets for not giving him a chance because of Tim Tebow being on the team and Geno Smith being a rookie last season and the Easter Bunny not delivering the eggs on time and the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus conspiring to remove all gifts (yea, we know, these comparisons are getting ridiculous.)
But then again, so are Hill's excuses, which have already surpassed being ridiculous because at the end of the day, it falls onto the actual player to step up, take the next step in the NFL and become the player that a team thought you would become.
And so that's why Hill is stashed away on Carolina's practice squad and not the actual 53-man roster; guess Hill can't try to throw the New York media under the bus for that one. You have to wonder how long it takes for him to blame the Charlotte media if he struggles with his new team.
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