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papi (4/6/2008)
scott hartley (4/6/2008)
The only thing they have in common is that they are black. Is that what you meant swiftkick??

I see that quite often with the "we already have Shockley" comments. Whats that all about? (unless the people making these comments are talking about a perceived style of play)

ask swiftkick. he loves black people, and would never say anything remotely racist. :hehe:

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The sporting news has him at 6'3 and 3 qtrs.

Dennis Dixon

QB, Oregon

War Room analysis

Strengths: Shows elite athleticism and big-play ability as a quarterback, skills that translate for a wide receiver. Has the speed to run away from defenders. Must adjust to lining up as a receiver, using quickness to drive off the snap. As a runner, shows the vision to locate holes and cut on a dime. Shows strong leadership skills.

Weaknesses: Lacks patience in the pocket as a QB. Shows poor decision-making skills, throwing passes to covered receivers. Has an adequate arm but accuracy is terrible -- much of it due to wildly inconsistent footwork and throwing technique. If shifted to wide receiver, must learn all the routes and prove his hands. A torn ACL in senior season really hinders draft stock; won't be 100 percent until training camp.

Bottom line: Despite Dixon's great skills and athleticism, there are more question marks. Can he play quarterback in the NFL? Is he willing to move to wide receiver -- and be able to play? Will his knee recover and allow him to recover his speed, quickness and explosiveness? Will he choose baseball instead? Dixon will be fortunate just to be drafted.

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papi (4/6/2008)
scott hartley (4/6/2008)
The only thing they have in common is that they are black. Is that what you meant swiftkick??

I see that quite often with the "we already have Shockley" comments. Whats that all about? (unless the people making these comments are talking about a perceived style of play)

Dennis Dixons game is identical to Shockley's ..if you ever watched college football you would have seen that

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bigduke633 (4/6/2008)
The sporting news has him at 6'3 and 3 qtrs.

Dennis Dixon

QB, Oregon

War Room analysis

Strengths: Shows elite athleticism and big-play ability as a quarterback, skills that translate for a wide receiver. Has the speed to run away from defenders. Must adjust to lining up as a receiver, using quickness to drive off the snap. As a runner, shows the vision to locate holes and cut on a dime. Shows strong leadership skills.

Weaknesses: Lacks patience in the pocket as a QB. Shows poor decision-making skills, throwing passes to covered receivers. Has an adequate arm but accuracy is terrible -- much of it due to wildly inconsistent footwork and throwing technique. If shifted to wide receiver, must learn all the routes and prove his hands. A torn ACL in senior season really hinders draft stock; won't be 100 percent until training camp.

Bottom line: Despite Dixon's great skills and athleticism, there are more question marks. Can he play quarterback in the NFL? Is he willing to move to wide receiver -- and be able to play? Will his knee recover and allow him to recover his speed, quickness and explosiveness? Will he choose baseball instead? Dixon will be fortunate just to be drafted.

I would totally discount this article regardless of who wrote it because it doesn't add up with what happened on the field prior to the injury. If all this were true, he would not have been the top heisman candidate pre injury.

The article is garbage.

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papi (4/6/2008)
bigduke633 (4/6/2008)
The sporting news has him at 6'3 and 3 qtrs.

Dennis Dixon

QB, Oregon

War Room analysis

Strengths: Shows elite athleticism and big-play ability as a quarterback, skills that translate for a wide receiver. Has the speed to run away from defenders. Must adjust to lining up as a receiver, using quickness to drive off the snap. As a runner, shows the vision to locate holes and cut on a dime. Shows strong leadership skills.

Weaknesses: Lacks patience in the pocket as a QB. Shows poor decision-making skills, throwing passes to covered receivers. Has an adequate arm but accuracy is terrible -- much of it due to wildly inconsistent footwork and throwing technique. If shifted to wide receiver, must learn all the routes and prove his hands. A torn ACL in senior season really hinders draft stock; won't be 100 percent until training camp.

Bottom line: Despite Dixon's great skills and athleticism, there are more question marks. Can he play quarterback in the NFL? Is he willing to move to wide receiver -- and be able to play? Will his knee recover and allow him to recover his speed, quickness and explosiveness? Will he choose baseball instead? Dixon will be fortunate just to be drafted.

I would totally discount this article regardless of who wrote it because it doesn't add up with what happened on the field prior to the injury. If all this were true, he would not have been the top heisman candidate pre injury.

The article is garbage.

  I totally agree with you papi!!
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