Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Nov 2012

Stephen Hill vs. Marvin Jones: Managing Physical Play

This RSP blog post is a comparison-contrast of technique between an overrated (Hill) and underrated (Jones) rookie receiver. Hill has struggled this year. Injuries cut short Jones' first start last month, but he's almost ready to return.

Posted by: Matt Waldman on 30 Nov 2012

5 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2012, 11:39pm by Jim Glass


by Malik (not verified) :: Fri, 11/30/2012 - 1:27pm

How can someone be overrated when no one thinks they're good in the first place? Anyone who attempts to write should ban "overrated" from their vocabulary because they're going to be using it wrong the vast majority of the time in order to be hyperbolic about their hate and the wrongly perceived adoration 1 person/thing has over the person/thing they like.

by Dennis :: Fri, 11/30/2012 - 8:43pm

Exactly. It was the same with the overrated QB poll that had Tebow and Sanchez at the top. There have to be people saying you are good in order to be overrated.

The talk on Hill in the preseason was that he is very raw but has a ton of ability and upside, and that's exactly what he's shown.

by jebmak :: Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:31pm

I know a couple people who think Tebow is good. It is not worth the work to argue with them though.

by Jim Glass (not verified) :: Sun, 12/02/2012 - 11:39pm

"Tebow and Sanchez at the top. There have to be people saying you are good in order to be overrated."

Um, no. Not with these guys. There's no logical necessity of that at all. Even given what most people think of them, they can still be hugely over-rated compared to that.

As a long-time Jets fan, I know.

by bingo762 :: Fri, 11/30/2012 - 2:31pm

Didn't FO declare Hill (and Ogletree) "For real" after one good game early in the season?