Monday, July 30, 2012

Revis, Holmes, Cro coaching up rookie Hill on field


Receiver Stephen Hill will start in the Jets' offense right from the start of the 2012 season, so a few savvy Jets veterans are making sure he has everything he needs.

Hill was selected by Gang Green in the second round of April's draft, and he's been working opposite Santonio Holmes at the No. 2 receiver spot.

Throughout the first part of training camp, Holmes, cornerback Darrelle Revis and cornerback Antonio Cromartie have been in Hill's ear after every drill, sharing words of wisdom and trying to get the young wideout up to NFL speed as quickly as possible.

"They're always on top of me, because these guys want to win," Hill told's Eric Allen. "I'm right here with them."

Hill is getting a crash-course going up against Revis, considered the best cornerback in the NFL.

"He was very physical with me, and also Cromartie," Hill said. "Those guys right after we were done with that, they come right in my ear, tell me what I need to do."

Having the former Super Bowl MVP Holmes around to offer advice doesn't hurt, either.

"'Tone, every time he's not in, he watches my every move," Hill said. "Even how I walk to the line, how I carry myself. He's just trying to police that up, and make sure I come out here looking like a professional, and running routes like a professional as well."

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