At the end of the game, Hixon was sitting on the bench by himself, and I was looking for his presence on the field the whole game. I wanted to see Hixon since he does have playoff and superbowl experience. He would have been our secret weapon and Shula a la Ron dropped the ball again. Plus McNutt would have been the secret sauce. I was not a believer before this game in our weapons and the reason is because of Shula. He came out in the first quarter blazing saddles then he cooled the spurs.
D.G. has his work cut out for him this offseason plus the decision to keep Riverboat. Ron I like his gamble but everyone knew it was a qb sneak. I wish Hixon would have been on the field more than Lafell. Imo Smith, Hixon and Ginn would have been the difference in us winning the game and keeping the chains moving to losing. Did Hixon get any runs?
I said it before and I hate to say I know this team better than I am giving credit for. I knew Boldin would be the deciding factor of this game. I can't emphasize enough, Captain can't be responsible for manning a bigger receiver unless it's in the slot. If we keep Cap, I would love him in the nickel which means a reduced role.
When Quentin went out the next man up was still on the bench imo. 2 rookies on the same side of the field against a receiver that can play all positions and seen his most success on the side of 2 rookies. We still have a long ways to go. The D.G. experiment got us to the playoffs so he is proven, now it's time to get us over the hump.
Everyone is making a big deal about Crabtrees return but Boldin is another threat that can't be forgotten. I feel like White can man either but does the Captain have what it takes to shut down Boldin or Crabtree? Boldin did his thing on the Ravens squad and has over 1100 yards thus season I believe.
The Panthers should get rid of every ay they ran this year and can it. Install every pl way that worked against the Eagles all year and we will storm through them. Our play book isn't playoffs compliant so out with the old and in with the new.