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Old 05-30-2014   #41
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Brian T. Smith ‏@ChronBrianSmithTrainer on Hopkins' hill at Clemson: "Gutbuster. All mental from the bottom to the top." #Texans

Hopkins' family has intentionally kept some members "around him" since rookie year. "Stay in his head and know where hes at at all times."

Working with his uncle and Sammy Watkins, Hopkins ran around cones placed on hill. "It is challenging. But the reward is great," uncle said.

#Texans' DeAndre Hopkins spent two months this offseason training on 100-yard hill about five minutes from Clemson. Focused on stride length
I see/hear our fans say that Hopkins will never be a #1 because he doesn't have the talent. Personally, I never thought talent was what made guys #1 or not. It's things like this. Always working to be better than you are.

I don't know if he'll ever be a #1, but things are looking good so far.
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A.J. has enough speed for both of them

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I'm sorry, but what's the evidence that AJ is doing anything for Hopkins? From everything I've seen Hopkins is doing it all on his own. While AJ is vacationing and taking photos of himself in NY Hopkins is actually working to get better and improve the team. I've yet to see evidence that AJ is helping him improve his routes
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I'm sorry, but what's the evidence that AJ is doing anything for Hopkins?...
Hopkins followed AJ around like a puppy last year, and AJ let him...

And AJ taught him a thing or two...

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Nuk didn't fall out of bed from Clemson with those setup moves he put on Browner.
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Just because they have similar moves?
Isn't that what coaches do? Has Hopkins ever said AJ taught him? Has AJ?
I'm just trying to understand
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Just because they have similar moves?
Isn't that what coaches do? Has Hopkins ever said AJ taught him? Has AJ?
I'm just trying to understand

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Its not been easy; Im not going to lie, Hopkins said, via the teams website. Its a new playbook, you have to refocus, you have to do everything you did your rookie year all over again, but I feel like I know how to prepare better than last year, just going out and learning from Andre [Johnson] and doing things like that, and I feel like Im becoming a better player overall.
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I'll probably never live to see it, but I wish we'd get over this fanaticism with labeling which one is #1 and which is #2 and just start calling them receivers.
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The mentoring continues...
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D. Hopkins	9	238	26.4	2
Monster day for Nuk.
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Monster day for Nuk.
He's on my fantasy team. I just wish he had "that" guy throwing him the ball all season.
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One year ago a lot on this board thought we should have drafted Cordarelle Patterson instead of Hopkins. Six weeks ago it was considered blasphemy that Hopkins might be the best WR on the team at this point his career. One week ago Board members were getting flamed for saying that we shouldn't pay Andre Johnson 17 million dollars to come back next year.

I think today was the official changing of the guard. I love Dre but Hopkins is obviously the best WR on the team and has the brightest future. He may not be as good as Dre back in his prime but he definitely has WR1 talent and in my opinion makes Dre a luxury and not a necessity going into next season.
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Dunno if it's just me, but it seems like DeAndre has that crucial step or half-step on the DBs when going deep this year more often than he did his rookie season. Still not a blazer by any means but he's had more separation than before, and can still make those contested catches.

I still think we struck gold on our first round pick with him.
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One year ago a lot on this board thought we should have drafted Cordarelle Patterson instead of Hopkins. Six weeks ago it was considered blasphemy that Hopkins might be the best WR on the team at this point his career. One week ago Board members were getting flamed for saying that we shouldn't pay Andre Johnson 17 million dollars to come back next year.

I think today was the official changing of the guard. I love Dre but Hopkins is obviously the best WR on the team and has the brightest future. He may not be as good as Dre back in his prime but he definitely has WR1 talent and in my opinion makes Dre a luxury and not a necessity going into next season.
AJ doesn't have the speed he once did, but that doesn't make him superfluous. Who would you replace him with? Martin? Or a guy that hasn't been able to make the active list all year? A rookie that will take a year or two maybe to get up to speed? AJ is not what he once was, but we don't have a replacement for him yet. He's still the one that the defenses pay attention to.

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Dunno if it's just me, but it seems like DeAndre has that crucial step or half-step on the DBs when going deep this year more often than he did his rookie season. Still not a blazer by any means but he's had more separation than before, and can still make those contested catches.

I still think we struck gold on our first round pick with him.

He's a year wiser on how to get off the line and how to run routes
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Out of the 6 tds thrown by Fitz today I thought the most important one was for AJ. Right before that play I had a grim feeling we've lost AJ for the season. I mean Nuke was making plays all over the field while Dre looks like he's stuck in the lingering smoke from that fumble.
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Out of the 6 tds thrown by Fitz today I thought the most important one was for AJ. Right before that play I had a grim feeling we've lost AJ for the season. I mean Nuke was making plays all over the field while Dre looks like he's stuck in the lingering smoke from that fumble.
That fumble was a great play by McCourty stripping the ball out. Rare for AJ to let someone do that tho
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That fumble was a great play by McCourty stripping the ball out. Rare for AJ to let someone do that tho
3 fumbles this season, lost all 3. Both stats never happened to Dre in any season. Combine that with his steep decline in production, well there's only so much a man can take. That TD grab chase the wolves away from AJ.
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