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mainefan
10-08-2012, 02:42 AM
I remember how many posters said he was no good a while back. He can catch any ball close to him. He caught balls high, low, and off to the side. Any crow eaters out there?

stormblue
10-08-2012, 02:53 AM
we really do have a good bunch of wide receivers.
a darn good QB too.

Eli TO Shockey
10-08-2012, 03:41 AM
I like hix and always have. The only concern I had were his 2 acl tears to the same knee in back to back seasons. Seeing him come down with that high pass from Eli says it all.

miked1958
10-08-2012, 03:52 AM
Him And RR filled in great today taking the pressure off cruZ. You'd think Cruz wouldn't have even been able to sniff the ball with barden and nicks out I expected him to be blanketed all day yet he scored 3 tds

Marvelousmik
10-08-2012, 04:51 AM
imagine if nicks was healthy? nicks, hixon and cruz would have been insane

Captain Chaos
10-08-2012, 05:09 AM
I don't remember saying that he was no good, what I remember them asking is if he could come back from a second knee injury...

jomo
10-08-2012, 05:59 AM
Hixon is doing exatly what some of us expected.

BigBlue1971
10-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Hixon has performed well especially under pressure of not having everyone available!

i see he has given up punt return duties so i expect him to be even better at receiving!

RoanokeFan
10-08-2012, 08:23 AM
Hixon is doing exatly what some of us expected.

+1

RoanokeFan
10-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Hixon has performed well especially under pressure of not having everyone available!

i see he has given up punt return duties so i expect him to be even better at receiving!

What the coaches like abot Hixon is he's always where he is supposed to be and he does whatever they ask.

CowboysSuck
10-08-2012, 08:35 AM
Hixon is a good player. And an excellent team player. Funny thing is he is making more money than Cruz and Nicks this year!! Lol

But seriously, hes performed at a high level and he deserves all the praise.

OX1
10-08-2012, 08:36 AM
imagine if nicks was healthy? nicks, hixon and cruz would have been insane

I was not high on Hixon. Glad to eat some crow on that one.
I do think his big play ability is well behind MH, but thats about it.

Assuming nicks is back (not just in the game mind you).
Keep bennet and bradshaw in for max protect,
put hixon in the slot and cruz/nicks on the outside. I think
that could be a bunch of trouble for even the niners D.

CowboysSuck
10-08-2012, 08:58 AM
I was not high on Hixon. Glad to eat some crow on that one.
I do think his big play ability is well behind MH, but thats about it.

Assuming nicks is back (not just in the game mind you).
Keep bennet and bradshaw in for max protect,
put hixon in the slot and cruz/nicks on the outside. I think
that could be a bunch of trouble for even the niners D.

Who is MH?

Toadofsteel
10-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Hixon has been showing why he was above Cruz on the depth chart going into 2011 season. Yeah that's not the case anymore with the 2nd ACL tear and Cruz evolving into his role in the Nicks tandem, but Hixon is no slouch by any means. Also, Randle stepped up. I bet Cruz was blanketed at the start of the game, but when Eli started hitting other targets, they just couldn't focus on Cruz anymore.

On top of that, Bradshaw's career game set up play action; I believe 2 of Cruz's TDs were off play action. When you have Bradshaw activating his inner Incredible Hulk, you pretty much MUST respect the play action, and with the number of people that bit, it made things a lot easier for the passing game.

YATittle1962
10-08-2012, 11:01 AM
Hixon is doing exatly what some of us expected.

exactly jo

EnragedYouth85
10-08-2012, 11:09 AM
I was not high on Hixon. Glad to eat some crow on that one.
I do think his big play ability is well behind MH, but thats about it.

Assuming nicks is back (not just in the game mind you).
Keep bennet and bradshaw in for max protect,
put hixon in the slot and cruz/nicks on the outside. I think

that could be a bunch of trouble for even the niners D.

I would assume most of the time Nicks and Hixon would be on the outside because they are faster and Cruz in the slot with his amazing catch and run abilities. No doubt all three on the field at the same time would be crazy!

repeatchamps
10-08-2012, 11:32 AM
I would assume most of the time Nicks and Hixon would be on the outside because they are faster and Cruz in the slot with his amazing catch and run abilities. No doubt all three on the field at the same time would be crazy!

Imagine what they could do in the 4 WR set with Bennett at TE. Eli could have Bennett, Nicks, Cruz, Hixon, Barden/Randle out in the routes. Nightmare for a defense. Few teams if any can line up a fearsome fivesome like that, lol! You could go empty backfield or line up Bennett in the backfield pre-snap.

EnragedYouth85
10-08-2012, 11:35 AM
Imagine what they could do in the 4 WR set with Bennett at TE. Eli could have Bennett, Nicks, Cruz, Hixon, Barden/Randle out in the routes. Nightmare for a defense. Few teams if any can line up a fearsome fivesome like that, lol! You could go empty backfield or line up Bennett in the backfield.

Or have D. Wilson in at RB and have him roll out into the flats because you know there'd be room with all 4 of those guys running routes. Lots of room for Wilson to make guys miss and turn on his after burners!

repeatchamps
10-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Or have D. Wilson in at RB and have him roll out into the flats because you know there'd be room with all 4 of those guys running routes. Lots of room for Wilson to make guys miss and turn on his after burners!

Very true. I'd love to see them try this alignment a few times a game. You must anticipate Eli may take a hit but put Wilson or Bennett in the backfield to help chip the rush and bam that's just enough time for Eli to hit something big.

OX1
10-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Who is MH?

manningham

chasjay
10-08-2012, 11:41 AM
Hixon is another example of our brain trust being able to evaluate talent and being willing to stick with guys who they know can perform when health and opportunity come together. How many clubs would have stuck with DH through the injuries? Maybe they all would have, but I like to think that the Giants are special - top to bottom.

OX1
10-08-2012, 11:42 AM
I would assume most of the time Nicks and Hixon would be on the outside because they are faster and Cruz in the slot with his amazing catch and run abilities. No doubt all three on the field at the same time would be crazy!

Is hixon faster than cruz? Don't think it is a huge amount, but I haven't really seen enough
of hixon recently to say. Hixon is starting to remind me of smith in his route running,
hence why I thought of him for the slot.

EnragedYouth85
10-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Very true. I'd love to see them try this alignment a few times a game. You must anticipate Eli may take a hit but put Wilson or Bennett in the backfield to help chip the rush and bam that's just enough time for Eli to hit something big.

Yup would be nice to see that many playmakers on the field!

OX1
10-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Or have D. Wilson in at RB and have him roll out into the flats because you know there'd be room with all 4 of those guys running routes. Lots of room for Wilson to make guys miss and turn on his after burners!

Not sure our O-line is up to that yet.
Maybe they will gell.

EnragedYouth85
10-08-2012, 11:45 AM
Is hixon faster than cruz? Don't think it is a huge amount, but I haven't really seen enough
of hixon recently to say. Hixon is starting to remind me of smith in his route running,
hence why I thought of him for the slot.

If I remember correctly, Hixon was almost known as the deep threat with the speed. Someone correct me if I'm wrong though.

repeatchamps
10-08-2012, 11:45 AM
Not sure our O-line is up to that yet.
Maybe they will gell.

That's why you keep Wilson/Bradshaw, or if they go no RB's, Bennett in the backfield pre-snap to help chip the rush to give Eli just enough time to make a play. Bennett in the backfield and 4 wides would be probably out of the shotgun while Bradshaw/Wilson could even be run with Eli behind center.

ReiRiza
10-08-2012, 11:47 AM
All I know is Hixon does not surprise me at all. I love our WR core and if Nicks can actually stay on the field....Nicks, Hixon, and Cruz.....man sounds good on paper and so far Hixon and Cruz look great on the field.

OX1
10-08-2012, 11:48 AM
That's why you keep Wilson/Bradshaw, or if they go no RB's, Bennett in the backfield pre-snap to help chip the rush to give Eli just enough time to make a play. Bennett in the backfield and 4 wides would be probably out of the shotgun while Bradshaw/Wilson could even be run with Eli behind center.

Even then. Probably going to have to keep Bennett and bradshaw in against the niners,
unless we want Eli running for his life the whole game again.

I could see it on a lesser D though.