Monday, April 1, 2013

On Hixon, Ware and Curry

UPDATE: The Panthers have signed Domenik Hixon to a one-year contract -- read the story here).The Carolina Panthers host former New York Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon Monday for a visit. This would be a nice signing for the Panthers, who need some more competition at the No.3 wide receiver spot. Hixon would amount to an upgrade in my opinion over Louis Murphy at that slot (Murphy recently signed with the Giants). Hixon, 28, had 39 catches for 567 yards last season for the Giants and won two Super Bowl rings with New York.

I wrote my column for Monday's newspaper on the gruesome injury suffered by Louisville's Kevin Ware. It was the moment that made America turn away from the TV screen. I thought CBS was wise to not show the replay very often -- the network only showed it twice because it was so disturbing. ESPN later made the call not to show it at all, although it is certainly available to be seen online in many places.

Louisville was the first team that really figured out how to neutralize Seth Curry, which I thought was the biggest key to the Cardinals' 22-point victory Sunday. The Cardinals' Peyton Siva and Russ Smith were just so much quicker than the Blue Devils' guards. It's hard to imagine a scenario right now where Louisville doesn't win the national championship.


Anonymous said...

I'd say Louisville pretty much neutralized the entire Dook squad. It seemed like the only time Dook could score was when they were on the free throw line, nothing easy. That L'ville D is ridiculous.

Joe Bentley said...

,Nixon would definitely be an upgrade. What's the latest?

Anonymous said...

sure there is a way to beat Louisville. Use a 2-3 or a 3-2 zone and kee the guards from driving and dishing. coachbK was too stubborn to use it and it cost them a game .

Anonymous said...

Domenik Hixon just came to terms on a contract!