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#21 La Pantera

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

500 yards for Hixon would be excellent. Assuming he's the 3rd WR. Murph probably would've exceeded that if he didn't drop so many passes.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

i don't disagree. hixon picking up 7-800 could only mean good things for us. but the reality is that cam probably won't throw for much more than 4,000 yards if shula's commitment to the run is any indication, and unless other guys lose snaps, he's just not likely to get that many touches to begin with, especially if lafell and/or gettis are in the mix improving over previous numbers.
 
i hope i'm wrong and our WR3 is sniffing 1k yards but i don't expect it and i won't measure hixon's success by it.


Another aspect that could limit Hixon's yards is the fact that Cam is learning to lean on the check down. I expect our RBs to have more yards this year. They had almost 600 last year.

If Cam can get his comp% up a notch. There are going to be touches to be had. As long as Hixon stays healthy, he should, and probably will, be an integral piece of the puzzle.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

nice fluff piece.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

500 yards for Hixon would be excellent. Assuming he's the 3rd WR. Murph probably would've exceeded that if he didn't drop so many passes.


IMO, I don't think he dropped that many passes. He just could not make any adjustments while the ball was in the air. I remember Cam throwing him one of those back shoulder throws down the sideline, he fell down trying to adjust to the ball. I still giggle over that.

Hixon should be a huge upgrade over Murphy. That makes us better. I can live with that.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:16 PM

I wish we could get some practice footage of Murphy vs.Nakamura on a deep ball



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:47 PM

I didn't realize he's been in the league for 8 years. I thought he was maybe a 3 or 4 year guy.

 

Fug all that, what happened to this girls nipples?

 

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

bars set too low for what would be "a great pickup", imo.

7-800 would be great. 3-400 is kinda meh.

700-800 is your expectation for a #3 WR?

With the RB and QB we have?

Your expectations are way off base.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:43 PM

700-800 is your expectation for a #3 WR?

With the RB and QB we have?

Your expectations are way off base.

for him to be considered a great pickup? yes. i expect him to have in between 5-600 yards, tho, based on the number of targets murphy got and with his ability to catch. i don't think that's unrealistic at all. i want him to be that guy that takes heat off smitty, tho. i want him to get 7-800, tho i don't expect it.

 

make sense?



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:39 AM

for him to be considered a great pickup? yes. i expect him to have in between 5-600 yards, tho, based on the number of targets murphy got and with his ability to catch. i don't think that's unrealistic at all. i want him to be that guy that takes heat off smitty, tho. i want him to get 7-800, tho i don't expect it.

make sense?

As the #3 WR....in an offense that will feature the run game ( and te's, Shula has said over and over that the RB's will be features)...more TE with Olsen....plus some read option from Cam....anything more than 400-500 yards would be an amazing year for Hixon.

With the TE and RB looking to play a major role in our passing game, Hixon is more like the 4th to 5th option in the passing game.

He is NOT the #2 WR like Johnson or Moose were when they were brought in.

I would love to see him blue up with a great year stat wise, but I don't expect it nor think he needs if to be a great pick-up.

Just the ability to line up 3-4 wide with actual NFL quality WR's....instead of the likes of AE is already a huge asset.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:46 AM

My take on Hixon is that when given the opportunity he excels.Having said that he has had trouble staying healthy which is key for any WR trying to prove their dominance.I think Gettlemen is gambling that if he can dodge the injury bug that he has the talent to compete for playing time.What I like about him is he is a guy you can go to in a clutch situation.




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