While Hooker’s first NFL season ended in a disappointing fashion, wide receiver John Ross’ was much more consistent.
Consistently bad. Awful, even.cheap nfl nike jersey
Ross, who was selected ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, played in just three games. The Bengals placed him on second-ending reserve in December with a shoulder injury. And head coach Marvin Lewis called him out for his play in November, telling reporters Ross “let his teammates down” after he came up short on a route.china nike nfl jerseys cheap
Ross touched the ball once as a rookie—a 12-yard carry. He had no catches. Not one.
Per Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, Ross acknowledged that his rookie season was a mess:
“Last year I let everything get to me. I let my injury get to me. I was trying to do more than I could. I was out of shape. I’m not trying to make excuses, but it’s real-life things. You can’t just come in the NFL and be that guy. You have to come in and prepare. I’ve learned that. It’s growth and progression from here on.”
Ross also said he’s 100 percent healthy and looking to bounce back.
“I couldn’t ask to feel any better than I do now,” Ross said. “It’s the best I’ve felt since I went into my last year of college.”
Quarterback Andy Dalton told Hobson he’s seen a difference: “He looks good. Completely different than he did last year. You can tell he worked hard. It looks like he’s getting back to where he was. He looks smooth. Everyone knew he was fast, but he’s not just a straight-line guy. He can stop and go. He’s got some shiftiness to him.”nike nfl jerseys cheap china
Hopefully, that improvement will carry through to training camp and the preseason—cheap nfl jerseys china nike possibly enough so that Lewis says something nice about the 23-year-old speedster who set the combine 40 record at 4.22 a year ago.