Jets quarterback coach Jeremy Bates said Christian Hackenberg is “real accurate.” Is that comment accurate?
“I think he’s real accurate,” Bates said. “I think he’s throwing the ball well. He’s throwing it on time. Part of accuracy is knowing where to go with the ball, and each day, he plays faster. He gets in a rhythm. And I think everyone in the building is excited to see where he’s going. I think he’s accurate.”
Look, I understand Bates isn’t going to throw Hackenberg under the bus, but to say he’s “real accurate,” is a little strong.
Hackenberg has definitely improved since he arrived in Florham Park, but his accuracy is still a work-in-progress.
Let’s flash back to the Wednesday practice at the Jets’ recent veteran mini-camp.
While he made a number of pretty throws in this practice, there were a few throws mixed in he needs to work on.
*He threw low to tight end Jordan Leggett on a crossing route.
*He overthrew tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the goal-line.
*He was low to right back Matt Forte on a swing pass to the right side.
He misses some gimme throws that he shouldn’t.
He’s made progress, but he still has a lot of work to do.
And he will put the work in. He has a great work ethic.
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