It was painful to watch. Those long summer training camp practices weren't kind to the Jets' receivers.

Poorly run routes, dropped passes and mental blunders were as regular as a catch. Once Quincy Enunwa went down for the year with a neck injury, it only got worse.

Final camp evaluation: These wideouts stunk.

Four months later, Robby Anderson has a message for those doubters: Look at us now.

"We are proving a lot of critics wrong,'' the 24-year-old said. "Now they'll say they are they are for us, they believe in us. But we all know that's not the case."

The Jets have gone from no wideouts, to a trio of continually-improving pass-catchers. Anderson, veteran Jermaine Kearse, and rookie Chad Hansen give New York not only competence at the position, but playmakers.

Start with Anderson, who signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent last year. He has speed you can't coach, tremendous hands, and is rounding out his game with above-average route running. He has 49 catches for 821 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He's gone over 100 yards in three of his last five games, and has 525 in his last six.