2nd Team Getting Their First Start
I'd waaayyyy prefer Nixon/Wilkerson over Humphrey because I usually have speed goggles. Just thought it was interesting that in that one particular ~5-7yd race (the video), LJH (Mr. 4.75! 40) was the fastest (over Nixon/Hammond).I don't hate him. He is a good player. Thanks for the video - that was great. A common criticism of N'Keal is that he could not create separation against man coverage - LJH can't either. He might be great, due to his height, in zone coverage, but I have a hard time seeing us keeping a player that can only play in the middle against zone defenses. Nixon was running a different route and everyone, Carolina and Nixon, knew that it was highly unlikely that Zappe was going to throw a deep out on the sideline (Zappe has to work on that throw - see his Pick 6 - Carolina had already jumped the route and was waiting on the ball because it was so slow getting there). Nixon made his cut based on his coverage, as did LJH, not based on their relative speed. Watch it again.
We redid our whole defense because it was too slow. Now Patsfans' posters are advocating to add a WR much slower than N'Keal? Really? I am shocked.
Too bad Nixon dropped his TD opportunity. Tough coverage, but that would've gotten him closer to a lock.