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Old 05-30-2014   #41
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Default Re: Anatomy Of A Great Route: How Andre Johnson Is Molding DeAndre Hopkins Into A Mon

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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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Hopkins would win in a sprint against AJ. AJ is long removed from the 4.3 speed he entered the league with.
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Hopkins would win in a sprint against AJ. AJ is long removed from the 4.3 speed he entered the league with.
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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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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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do you think AJ has Hopkins drive him around like a chauffeur?
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