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  • Is Hixon in jeopardy of being cut?

    I haven't seen a thing from him at all this preseason. He's not been part of the return game either, which was his biggest asset. I wonder if those knee injuries have begun to take a toll on his quickness. He's an upstanding guy, but he just doesn't look the same. They are going to have to release at least two receivers and he could very well be one of them. Any thoughts?

  • #2
    Originally posted by I Bleed Blue View Post
    I haven't seen a thing from him at all this preseason. He's not been part of the return game either, which was his biggest asset. I wonder if those knee injuries have begun to take a toll on his quickness. He's an upstanding guy, but he just doesn't look the same. They are going to have to release at least two receivers and he could very well be one of them. Any thoughts?
    I have to admit I have pondered exactly what you are saying...but my other thoughts are....Does the coaching staff already know what Hixon can do as a returner and are just looking at other possibilities
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    • #3
      I see Hicks, Cruz, Randle, the for sures. Douglas I believe is in. Barden ? Jernigan? Hixon? Do we keep 7? With as little interest they have is using JJ it will be an interesting call. Stanback is still in the mix also I think. One or 2 of the above names are hitting the road to other teams.
      Last edited by YATittle1962; 08-25-2012, 11:29 AM.

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      • #4
        I think because of his experience and knowledge of the playbook that Hixon is a lock. He is a great insurance policy should there be an injury. I am not so sure that Douglas is in, even though he had a good camp. I don't see them giving up on JJ yet and Barden may haves saved himself last night.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shockeystays08 View Post
          I see Hicks, Cruz, Randle, the for sures. Douglas I believe is in. Barden ? Jernigan? Hixon? Do we keep 7? With as little interest they have is using JJ it will be an interesting call. Stanback is still in the mix also I think. One or 2 of the above names are hitting the road to other teams.
          I think they only keep 6:Nicks, Cruz Randle for sure I think it will likely be Barden, Jerrnigan and Hixon rounding out the six with Douglas on the PS. Though it wouldn't surprise me to see Douglas make it, he has performed well.

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          • #6
            Just finished watching last night's game on dvr and was wondering the exact same thing.

            His best value was on ST...always has been. I assume they're just trying to keep him out of harms way in the preseason, but eventually, that's where he's gonna have to earn his paycheck IMO. Haven't seen a whole lot out of him as a receiver since he's made it back. Maybe he lost a step or two or just needs to round back into shape. Who knows?

            What I do know is that Douglas is as sure-handed a returner and has more upside at WR. This really puts a dent in Hixon's value.

            Don't get me wrong - I love the guy, admire him for persevering, and want him to be on the team. But he may just be a really painful cut that the coaching staff ultimately has to make.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shockeystays08 View Post
              I see Hicks, Cruz, Randle, the for sures. Douglas I believe is in. Barden ? Jernigan? Hixon? Do we keep 7? With as little interest they have is using JJ it will be an interesting call. Stanback is still in the mix also I think. One or 2 of the above names are hitting the road to other teams.
              his name is NIcks

              and ...."Douglas I believe is in.." ????

              are you being serious?

              do you have any idea how highly this ownership and coaching staff thinks of Domenik Hixon?

              I do......and he will never be released in favor of Douglas, Barden, or any of those other names if he remains healthy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SackingMyths View Post
                Just finished watching last night's game on dvr and was wondering the exact same thing.

                His best value was on ST...always has been. I assume they're just trying to keep him out of harms way in the preseason, but eventually, that's where he's gonna have to earn his paycheck IMO. Haven't seen a whole lot out of him as a receiver since he's made it back. Maybe he lost a step or two or just needs to round back into shape. Who knows?

                What I do know is that Douglas is as sure-handed a returner and has more upside at WR. This really puts a dent in Hixon's value.

                Don't get me wrong - I love the guy, admire him for persevering, and want him to be on the team. But he may just be a really painful cut that the coaching staff ultimately has to make.
                You took the words right out of my mouth. I agree totally, but I just get a bad feeling about him making the roster. You have to make plays, regardless of ones knowledge of the playbook. He's been out there as a receiver and I don't see him being as talented as the other receivers who are fighting for a spot. Isaiah Stanback has shown more, which is why I'm worried about him being cut. I like Hixon a lot, but let's see what happens between now and next Friday.

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                • #9
                  Hixon is as versatile a player as you can hope for. He can be a gunner on ST' h, e's still the only proven return man we've had in the recent past and, if as I suspect, Wilson becomes the second half of the RB tandem he won't be fielding punts or kickoffs on a regular basis. He also runs great routes and is where he's supposed to be on the field. I would expect him to make the team again.
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                  • #10
                    If I had to make a decision based on emotion, I would keep Hixon 100%
                    But this is BUSINESS, Hixon has had 2 major injury to the same knee, he's past his prime, he's a nice player, but has reached his ceiling already.
                    I would keep Douglas instead and only if it is between Hixon and Douglas, otherwise Hixon gets in over any other backup wideouts.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SuperNYGiants View Post
                      If I had to make a decision based on emotion, I would keep Hixon 100%
                      But this is BUSINESS, Hixon has had 2 major injury to the same knee, he's past his prime, he's a nice player, but has reached his ceiling already.
                      I would keep Douglas instead and only if it is between Hixon and Douglas, otherwise Hixon gets in over any other backup wideouts.
                      HIxon knows every receiver position in the playbook.....do you have any idea how valuable that is?

                      not to mention the coaches love this kid to death

                      not an ice cubes chance in hell this Douglas kid takes Hixons roster spot

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                      • #12
                        Gotta agree with I Bleed Blue and SuperNYGiants. I don't WANT to see Hixon go. But it's an imperfect world where emotions and loyalty can't factor heavily into prudent personnel decisions. It'd be a very tough decision, similar to when we had to let Tyree walk.

                        Eyeball test - he just doesn't look like the same player, and others have demonstrated higher upside (and with less risk). There's a great track record with this team and QB to teach new WRs how to grasp the offense. His knowledge of the playbook is overstated, I feel.

                        At the end of the day, I don't think you can hang your hat on what you WERE able to do prior to 2 major knee surgeries. Guys are always fighting to replace you and earn your spot. I'm sure Hixon understands this better than all of us.

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                        • #13
                          No Hixon is not in jeopardy in getting cut, he along with Nicks, Cruz, Randle, and JJ are locks to make the team.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by YATittle1962 View Post
                            his name is NIcks

                            and ...."Douglas I believe is in.." ????

                            are you being serious?

                            do you have any idea how highly this ownership and coaching staff thinks of Domenik Hixon?

                            I do......and he will never be released in favor of Douglas, Barden, or any of those other names if he remains healthy
                            yes, the organization thinks so highly of its players, which is why they were so quick to give victor cruz a new contract, and were so generous towards steve smith and david tyree, another ST demon.

                            the guy isn't on a scholarship here. not that he won't make the team, but do you think the team wouldn't take Barden, who is having a productive preseason and has a 3rd round pick invested in him, over Hixon, who hasn't played in 2 years, is older, and was never better than an ok or good receiver? that's madness. you remember how quick the team was to let Hilliard walk when he was only 28 and had 8 years worth of contribution to the team, on offense and special teams? and that was when there was no third receiver aside from tim carter.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NYG 5 View Post
                              yes, the organization thinks so highly of its players, which is why they were so quick to give victor cruz a new contract, and were so generous towards steve smith and david tyree, another ST demon.

                              the guy isn't on a scholarship here. not that he won't make the team, but do you think the team wouldn't take Barden, who is having a productive preseason and has a 3rd round pick invested in him, over Hixon, who hasn't played in 2 years, is older, and was never better than an ok or good receiver? that's madness. you remember how quick the team was to let Hilliard walk when he was only 28 and had 8 years worth of contribution to the team, on offense and special teams? and that was when there was no third receiver aside from tim carter.
                              do you have any idea how silly you sound?

                              and you will feel silly as well when Hixon makes the 53

                              barring injury he is a lock.....and a huge asset to this receiving corps. which lacks experience beyond the 1 and 2 spots

                              ...and Hixon just inked a new contract .....so

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