Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It puzzles me more than anything on this team. Jason Hill played real well last year in limited opportunities. His hands are in the excellent category. His speed is great and he runs good routes. He made plays last year. He is much, much better than an inactive player even if you don't like the guy.
I don't understand what is going on between him and Singletary. But I think he has talent and the ability to play. I would like to see Crabtree and Hill. Then you have to 2 guys who don't drop the ball. And Davis is amazing lately. That would be a great offense.
The treatment of Jason Hill can't be based on how he plays because he played well last year. He also would add a speed dimension and go deep ability to our offense. He did that at times last year. The haters will hate on him but if you watch the way he plays he gets separation, runs good routes and catches everything. The fair observer would have to come to the conclusion that whatever Singletary has against him is not related to the way he plays.
A couple of points for your consideration:
Perhaps it isn't Singletary who's making the call, perhaps its Sullivan, or Raye, who isn't happy with J. Hill. We can only guess. My guess is that he's not making Sullivan happy in some way.
I agree with your assessment of J. Hill's abilities. Even in preseason this year, when he got an opportunity, he caught whatever was thrown his way. I also think he's shown himself to be an outstanding ST player--gunner. Terrific speed, good hands, and he can tackle.
Not sure about his route running ability, or his blocking ability, but seems like he's got the tools and the desire.
I have to think that he's in the long term plan, even if he's not seeing any PT this year. Next year, Bruce is gone, Battle may be done, leaving Crabs, Morgan, Jones, and Hill for a solid WR corps.