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    Its tough to throw the fade (I think thats the route we are talking about). Especially with smaller(ish) WR's like Cruz, Nicks, Hixon, Randle. I mean it can be done, its just a lot easier to throw them to guys like Plax, Marshall, Johnson etc

    So I think Gilbride needs to just give it up, or figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboysSuck View Post
    Its tough to throw the fade (I think thats the route we are talking about). Especially with smaller(ish) WR's like Cruz, Nicks, Hixon, Randle. I mean it can be done, its just a lot easier to throw them to guys like Plax, Marshall, Johnson etc

    So I think Gilbride needs to just give it up, or figure it out.
    Nicks is one of the best receivers in the NFL at catching the corner fade. It isn't how tall you are, it's how how tall you play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drez View Post
    Nicks is one of the best receivers in the NFL at catching the corner fade. It isn't how tall you are, it's how how tall you play.
    Nicks was like 0-5 on the season when he did it...
    We threw one to Randle for kicks and he actually got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovereign View Post
    Nicks was like 0-5 on the season when he did it...We threw one to Randle for kicks and he actually got it.
    Nicks was also suffering a foot and knee injury.
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    Sure but there's still no basis on saying Nicks is one of the best in corner fades if we have no evidence. Even if he was hurt that doesn't count as proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovereign View Post
    Sure but there's still no basis on saying Nicks is one of the best in corner fades if we have no evidence. Even if he was hurt that doesn't count as proof.
    Well he'a done it many times before.
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    Bigger, more talented Wideouts are better at catching the fade. Its simple physics.

    Is Nicks good at it? Generally, I'd say hes slightly above average. But I dont remember him catching a single one last year, hurt or not this doesnt help his argument.

    I almost guarantee that if you take the top 30 WR in the league, there would be a strong correlation between fade routes completed and height. To think otherwise would be foolish
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboysSuck View Post
    Bigger, more talented Wideouts are better at catching the fade. Its simple physics.

    Is Nicks good at it? Generally, I'd say hes slightly above average. But I dont remember him catching a single one last year, hurt or not this doesnt help his argument.

    I almost guarantee that if you take the top 20 WR in the league, there would be a strong correlation between fade routes completed and height. To think otherwise would be foolish
    How are you supposed to execute a successful fade route if you have both foot and knee injuries on the same leg? That's not even close to fair. Not to mention they tried it 6 times in the same game, which is putting even more stress on the injured parts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudyy View Post
    How are you supposed to execute a successful fade route if you have both foot and knee injuries on the same leg? That's not even close to fair. Not to mention they tried it 6 times in the same game, which is putting even more stress on the injured parts..
    I absolutely agree with you.

    So back to my original point: Either Gilbride should figure it out, or forget it.

    ...But Im not saying I believe height has nothing to do with it (because it certainly does)

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