When the New York Jets take on Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and the rest of the high-powered offense of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner of the New York Jets will be ready for the most difficult test of his short career.
According to comments that Gardner made this week as reported by the New York Post, “this is what I fantasized of when I came to the NFL.” “For me to be acknowledged for the objectives that I have set for myself, such as Rookie of the Year, All-Pro, and Pro Bowl, I’m going to have to compete against men who are already established in those categories.
It’s a Fantastic Chance That You Have Here
It was something that D.J. Reed and I, along with the rest of the secondary, were discussing. It’s a wonderful chance to demonstrate to the rest of the world what we’re capable of.
Gardner is still early in his career, but he has already competed against some talented wide receivers, such as Amari Cooper, Ja’Marr Chase, and Tee Higgins. However, Hill and Waddle will be a very different animals on Sunday.
The Dolphins have a speed advantage that is unmatched by any other offensive unit. Hill has the most receiving yards in the National Football League (477), and he has the second-most receptions in the league with 31.
Waddle ranks sixth in the league in receiving yards with 381 and is first among all players with an average of 18.1 yards per reception (among 66 qualifiers with at least 15 catches). Hill (119.3) and Waddle (95.3) would become just the third set of teammates in the history of the NFL to both average 90 receiving yards a game in the same season if they kept up their current pace.
Few Scores To Keep You Reminded
Hill’s current average is 119.3, while Waddle’s current average is 95.3. (2000 Rams with Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt; 1995 Lions with Herman Moore and Brett Perriman). I competed against men who were quick, like Alabama’s Jameson Williams, for example.
Gardner said that he had good speed. I’m not saying he’s as quick as Tyreek Hill, but there are certain things I like doing that allow me to hang around with men like him. I’m not saying he’s as fast as Tyreek Hill.
Sauce, who was selected fourth overall, has shown thus far that he is worthy of his high draft position. Through four games, he has allowed nine receptions on 19 targets for a total of 101 yards and one touchdown.
In addition to that, the youngster has given up more than fifty receiving yards in main coverage to one player in 2022. (Higgins, two catches for 51 yds in Week 3). Gardner’s play was described as being respectable. There is always room for improvement. I believe that I have performed rather well up to this point.
Finishing Off This Discussion
The mindset of the newcomer is what gives him the potential to become a rising star. According to his coach, Robert Saleh, he has the mentality of, “All right, I may have messed that one up, but you still got fortunate, you didn’t get it on me.” That is the way he thinks.
I couldn’t be happier with where he is right now; he’s making progress every day, and as I’ve already mentioned, he’s only going to get better from here on out.
Eventually, he’ll reach a point where he won’t need communication because he’ll just know right away, and he’ll be the one doing the communication. Therefore, he is a unique individual. A unique one that will have a difficult challenge on Sunday against Hill and Waddle.