Anatomy Of A Great Route: How Andre Johnson Is Molding DeAndre Hopkins Into A Monster

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  1. Brett

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    Full Article: http://www.battleredblog.com/2014/4...-how-andre-johnson-is-molding-deandre-hopkins

    Enjoy!
     
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    Great read! Thanks for posting it. :thumbup

    We are really going to miss AJ around these parts when he's gone.
     
  3. thunderkyss

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    Yeah Brett, thanks for posting.

    Anyone notice Brooks getting totally blown up on that play?

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    & that's Garrett Graham on the bottom, why does he wait for the LB to engage him? The LB is clearly waiting to see what happens, why don't Graham hook him & take him with the rest of the line?
     
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    I honestly don't know what I'd do in this situation if I were Schaub.

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    Knowing that Aj is going to break that route outside I'm happy that the FS stays high & on the hash. But with Sherman on Andre's outside hip, I'd have probably given up on that route & hit DeAndre on his outside route.

    But surely Schaub's played with Andre long enough to know not to give up on that route.... tough call.
     
  5. Brett

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    To be fair he was trying to slide to take on a 5i. He's naturally at a disadvantage to someone ripping from that far outside, but I'd prefer to NOT see that happen of course.
     
  6. Norg

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    matt and andre had a inner uhhh comfort with each other Matt would sometimes throw to andre even if he was double teamed ifff the % was good
     
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    There's a lot of good stuff in there on Hopkins. I like it.
     
  8. Playoffs

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    Nope.

    Was too busy watching Sherman... jockstrap... seperated.

    Best ever, imo.
     


  9. Scooter

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    two heavyweights going at it in that replay. andre, along with possibly reggie wayne, runs the best routes in football. he beat and spun the best CB in the league last year, and sherman is somehow still there just as the ball arrives. awesome video.
     
  10. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I wish I was as optimistic about Hopkins as you guys. I could pick a few plays by Gaffney where he does this stuff too.
     
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    I agree. The one thing andre had and still have is speed. Hopkins doesn't strike fear vertically in dbs. That doesn't mean he can't or won't be a good wr. It just means he has to be more of a tactician to be effective. I think if all things are equal, posey has more physical attributes to become a #1 type wr.
     
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    I think Hopkins is ahead of the game. He did a very good job as a rookie. He doesn't have the physical skill set that a guy like AJ has, so he'll never really be a true #1 guy. But he can be a tactician that creates separation through technique and catches everything thrown his way, because the guy does have some sticky hands. So I think he can be a good #2 WR. They're still going to need a #1 guy at some point (soon), but I'm happy Hopkins has AJ to learn from for now.

    We've all seen lots of WRs come along with the physical tools, but never put it together. Hopkins has what it takes upstairs and in terms of work ethic. What he lacks in physical tools, he can overcome to a large degree.
     
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    Depends how you look at it. I see it as a nice recovery and not giving up on the play. When I think of "blown up" I think of getting easily beaten and put on your ass (see Myers/Jenkins). I'd say it's a win for Brooks, but he should thank Schaub for the help.

    All that said, I'm more surprised that Schaub maneuvered his way up in the pocket.
     
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    Agreed. I was hoping for a much larger sample size when clicking the article.
     
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    No, I don't.
     
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    What I noticed was a bunch of pass interference that wasn't being called. At what point does pushing, grabbing and obstructing the receiver 6+ yards downfield warrant a flag?
     
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    When your opponent isn't Seattle. They got away with it all year long and the playoff game vs the 49ers was the most obvious of them all.
     
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    I'm very optimistic about DeAndre. He had the 2nd lowest dropped passes rate in the league last year, behind only Fitzgerald. Drops killed the Patriots last year.

    But I've always seen Nuk as a #2. Alshon Jeffrey, Roddy White, Randall Cobb all pretty important pieces as #2s.

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    http://usatthebiglead.files.wordpre...catch-to-give-texans-a-chance-over-titans.gif
     
  19. revan

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    Nice GIFs.

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    Is it just me or has Nuk seemed to have found his version of Innegan in Jason McCourty? There may not be a large sample size here but it seems to me that the corner simply doesn't have an answer for Hopkins' sticky fingers.
     

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