My last words on the Hixon catch. It was nothing against Cam, he had already been forced to step up to elude the blitz and was under pressure and couldn't step up in the pocket. He threw a pretty good pass under the circumstances. But it wasn't a great pass or only where it could have been. Look at this video and watch Hixon out of the break and see how far behind the defender is and then how Hixon has to dive down to get the ball which is losing altitude quickly. Now imagine a pass that hits Hixon in stride waist high and tell me which would be better. That defender was not going to get there before the ball did. And it didn't need to be thrown so short. Look at the separation coming out of the break. Hixon has 2 steps on the defender as Cam is throwing the ball.
I didn't say that Hixon bailed out Cam to criticize Cam but to actually acknowledge how great that catch was given the pressure. And that pressure extends to Cam as well. He had already made a good play eluding the rush and stepping up while still looking for a receiver instead of running. And the throw to Hixon got there so that in itself qualifies as a great play. I don't think Cam could get everything he wanted on that throw but given the circumstances I think he did outstanding and couldn't be expected to do more. It worked. But I still think it was Hixon who made that play and that pass look great.
Hixon has clearly beat his man who is reaching out while still looking in the backfield clearly a sign that he just went oh crap.
My point was that this was a better catch than it was a throw but Cam did fantastic under the circumstances. Why can't these points exist simultaneously and harmoniously.
So why go obsessive over a small point which is what I accused others of doing? This whole issue is ridiculous. I just want folks to know that my opinions are based on what I see and read and not led by some emotional agenda. Disagree if you wish, in fact I encourage it. Just stop with the hater BS. It couldn't be further from the truth. I just have the objectivity to see things as they are which is a work in progress and comment about what I see while still feeling very proud and excited to be included in the journey. I don't think that you have to be a hater or hugger, most all of us are in the middle somewhere. Do I know who a hugger is? Very well actually, given I was the unofficial president of the BDJS for a few years on here. BDJS-Blind Delhomme Jock Sniffers
I confess it was true. So I get it when folks feel the same way about Cam. I just don't get the angry emotional diatribes and calling out people. That is usually reserved for the Smack Forum.