Domenik Hixon will visit Monday
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:44 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:45 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:51 PM
this will not and should not stop picking up a WR in the 1st or 2nd.
Agree, time for Smitty to retire that #1 WR spot.
Also, Hixon is extremely injury prone. He reminds me some what of DJ Hackett. I'd sign him as #3 maybe #4 WR.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:54 PM
I also don't think signing him would preclude us from taking a WR in the draft. Consider the team our new GM came from...the Giants drafted Barden a couple rounds after Nicks. And then despite having those two as well as Cruz and Hixon, they still spent a second on Rueben Randle last year.
If we sign Hixon (or another similar caliber receiver) and draft another. I'd imagine we'd start the season with Smith, LaFell, Hixon, Ginn, Rookie, and 1-2 of Gettis, Adams, Pilares, Edwards, and Bryant (who we could also send back to the practice squad if necessary).
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:55 PM
If we have Smitty, Lafell, Hixon, Ginn, Adams/Gettis- that's a pretty solid WR core. After Hixon (assuming we get him) does it really matter? I don't think we are going to run any 4 WR sets, and have Ginn/Adams for any gadget plays we want to run.
Looking at our TE group , I can see Gettleman going after someone like Ertz instead of a WR.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:06 PM
Hixon is a solid #3 WR and can step in as a decent #2, like last year when Nicks got injured. He can also play special teams.
If Hixon is signed, it'll just signify that nobody's role on the team, outside of Smitty, is safe including Lafell. Players tend work that much harder when there is someone breathing down their neck trying to take a job from them.
Also, I don't think signing Hixon would or should rule out us taking a WR in the 1st 2 rounds. Keep in mind that in addition to Smitty being near the end of his career, Lafell is in contract year and will be a FA after next season.
This move would just allow us to take BPA, which has been the plan all along.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:18 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:58 PM
The Village People of WRs is not safe, There is going to be a competition all the way up until the beginning of the regular season to see who will stay, and who will go.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:58 PM
If we do sign Hixon or any other receiver from here on, I think that would pretty much seal the faith on a WR in the 1st or 2nd. Base on the moves in FA, its looking like Gettleman is putting us toward to taking a DT at 14.
No, you're not thinking like Gettleman. He's gonna draft BPA regardless. My guess is that he's not comfortable with the WR's as they are, if we don't draft a wideout.
Put it this way, say you're in love with Richardson, Star and Floyd. You're convinced that one of them should be drafted at 14. But when draft day rolls by, something crazy happens (as it always does) and none of them are there when it's our pick. Meanwhile, your highest rated prospect is Tavon Austin and he's sitting right there, ready to be drafted. Are you gonna do something dumb and reach for Kawaan Short or something?
Gettleman said that he'll use FA so we can draft BPA. What does that mean? It means you sign cheap veterans so your positional needs are completely horrible. When most of your positions are at least adequate, you can go ahead and draft the best talent, rather than reach.
My guess is that Gettleman thought the WR situation's pretty bad. If they sign Hixon, they'll be adequate. Will they be awesome? No, they won't. Would that stop them drafting a WR if that guy's the BPA? No they won't. Gettleman's just setting the stage.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:03 PM