Originally written on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 5/20/13
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!  We continue today with underrated Jeremy Kerley (Note, you can track this entire series right here) Despite the festering sewage hole that was the New York Jets offense in 2012, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley managed to have an impressive season. 56 receptions for 827 yards and 2 touchdowns may not turn heads at first glance but to have those numbers with the worst quarterback situation in the NFL, no supporting wide receivers or tight ends and a mediocre running game? Those numbers speak to how talented Kerley is and how he should never, ever be clumsily clumped together with the Jets wide receiver mess last season. 14.8 yards per catch and four games over 85 yards receiving on the 2012 Jets offense deserves a medal of some type. We’ve already discussed in-depth how Kerley is more than a slot receiver. People seem to have the perception that the Jets need to start Santonio Holmes at flanker and Stephen Hill at split end because Hill is tall. In this assumption, Hill is a 50-60 snap per game guy and Kerley is relegated to the slot and only plays 20-30 snaps per game. This is insanity. Kerley is a substantially more polished and better all-around receiver than Hill at this moment. You want to see the size of Marty Morhinweg’s two starting receivers in Philadelphia compared to the size of what the two starting receivers on Jets should be this year? Jeremy Maclin – 6’0, 198 pounds – DeSean Jackson – 5’10, 175 pounds Santonio Holmes – 5’11, 192 pounds – Jeremy Kerley – 5’9, 188 pounds There is no hesitation to play two “smaller” receivers together. The best players play. You don’t make Hill a “starter” over Kerley because he is taller. When the season begins, the only Jets wide receivers who merit more than 40 snaps per game are Holmes and Kerley. Kerley will benefit from Mornhinweg’s offense, which will give him the opportunity to be a factor in the screen game and make plays after the catch. He is also the Jets best option working the seam, since they are so thin at tight end. - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STORY PITCH OF THE DAY - 1,500 words on the origins of Mark Sanchez’s headband. Manish Mehta managed to sit down an unnamed former teammate of Sanchez who was drafted in the 7th round by the team in 2011. The source insisted “the headband is a bro-move and totally chill.” However, Mehta and Gary Myers plan a follow up examining why the headband speaks to Sanchez’s mental weakness in the pocket and inability to handle the cold weather of North Jersey. RANDOM JET TO REMEMBER OF THE DAY – CEDRIC HOUSTON! - CED! He was the Shonn Greene before the Shonn Greene, racking up 374 yards on 113 carries in 2006 for a whopping 3.3 yards per carry. He did have 5 touchdowns though.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Adrian Peterson accused of fathering another child out of wedlock

Robert Griffin III liked fan’s Instagram post trashing Redskins

Report: Tom Brady may have been ‘open’ to one-game suspension

Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer betting on himself

Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

UCLA's Adams arrested for suspicion of felony robbery

AJ Green heading for contract stalemate with Bengals?

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

WATCH: Kevin Kiermaier robs Manny Machado home run shot

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Caroline Wozniacki smoking on cover of ‘Rhapsody’ magazine

Could Robert Griffin III be the NFL’s next Steve Young?

Spurrier: SEC fans right to be upset with Ohio State's schedule

Report: 'Deranged' fan shot outside WWE building

Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

Ronda Rousey gets Venice mural from artist Jonas Never

Redskins TE wants to know who's leaking stories to ESPN

WWE superstar's girlfriend fired over Nazi Instagram posts

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

Following Arrieta’s no-hitter, Cubs hit the road in pajamas

Five NFL teams that should sign Fred Jackson

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker