Eli has put Barden & Hixon over 6+ REC, 100+ yards in consecutive weeks.
Nicks is out again, Barden is most likely OUT after suffering a concussion vs Philly.
That leaves Cruz, Hixon & Randle.
Have a feeling Eli puts to bed these work ethic questions and Randle gets ample opportunities to put this non-issue to rest.
Barden passed the torch to Hixon, Hixon passes it to Randle Sunday?
Don't believe this is premature thinking or "high hopes" at all to be honest.