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#46 Achilles

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:54 AM

I give him a B+ because of the O-line and DB situation, the way it looked in weeks 1-4.  Since then, we have gotten some consistency, but I'm not ready to give Gettleman credit for that.  However, if we do beat ATL and we get to 5-3 for the first half of the season, I think the grade would bump up to an A-.

 

I know the GM isn't directly involved in game planning, but if we get to 5-3 and stay in the heat of that wildcard race, I think Gettleman gets a lot of the credit.  I won't go into listing all of the moves he made that are upgrades (it has already been done in this thread to great effect).  However, I will remind of a few players that are absolute keepers:

 

Mitchell

Wharton

Star

Short

Ginn

White

 

Just to name a few.  Gettleman didn't just find role players to fill spots temporarily.  He found actual starter caliber players (in draft and FA) that have raised the level of play for the whole team.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:20 AM

I don't understand those that are complaining about Hixon. He is our 4th receiver. It's rather hard to put up stats from the bench. 

 

Hixon is insurance in case LaFell goes down. I hope we never have to use him much, but it's still early in the season and we may be glad we have him before it's all over.



#48 Mike

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

I don't understand those that are complaining about Hixon. He is our 4th receiver. It's rather hard to put up stats from the bench.

Hixon is insurance in case LaFell goes down. I hope we never have to use him much, but it's still early in the season and we may be glad we have him before it's all over.


I think part of the complaining about Hixon is more about the receiving core as a whole.

As it stands one might argue that this team lacks a stand out #1 receiver, we've got Smitty but no move has been made to get a guy that could take pressure off him. The issue then is LaFell and Ginn being the next two receivers up. Granted Ginn has done better than most expected, but he still drops at key moments; and LaFell still hasn't proven he can be consistent enough to be a legit #2 receiver, at best he's more suited to being a #3 or #4.

So as a whole the receiving core is still a position of 'weakness', or perhaps being more positive - a work in progress. By no means did I expect Gettleman to sort everything out in year one. I personally think he has done ok in terms of the receiving core. But part of the complaining is less about Hixon, and more about what some still see as an area where this team needs a new star to come in and help Cam. If a new star is found to become the new #1, then Smitty slotting in at #2, with LaFell and Ginn at #3 and #4, and Hixon at #5 would make the receiving core look a whole lot more positive, and in turn I think there would be less complaining.

Overall I think Gettleman has done a good job so far, and I think he has shown signs that he could be the right guy to hopefully put the touches in place to build a legit contender. I'd say his grade would be a B+ or A-

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:05 AM

I think part of the complaining about Hixon is more about the receiving core as a whole.
 

 

I agree that the issue is the receiving corps as a whole. Had Ginn not produced more than expected, we might be in deep trouble right now.

 

I've been calling for us to upgrade that position since training camp of 2010. It's amazing that it's now more than 3 years later, and we still haven't done anything significant. That said, at least Ginn and probably Hixon too, are much, much better than Legatron and Murphy.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:13 AM

To field a winning team with the cap-mess that Hurney left, all the while also dealing with a coach who has just recently found his balls, get's him an A+ in my book.

 

 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:14 AM

I don't understand those that are complaining about Hixon. He is our 4th receiver. It's rather hard to put up stats from the bench.

Hixon is insurance in case LaFell goes down. I hope we never have to use him much, but it's still early in the season and we may be glad we have him before it's all over.


Also worth noting that the alternative was Armanti Edwards. I'd call that a win.

Can't help but wonder if the folks complaining that everything wasn't fixed in one season grasp just how truly bad this roster really was before.

(that previously posted list of changes ought to help illustrate)

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

too much credit to gettleman not enough to rivera