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Old 04-23-2009, 05:35 PM   #35
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Default Re: The Definative 2009 NFL Draft Thread

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Originally Posted by -primetime-
well I don't consider Fitz anything close to a "speed receiver"...in fact he is the complete polar opposite IMO...

he is a big overpowering slow possesion WR...

I can see that he isn't listed as a real speedy guy...but Dallas is viewing him as another deep threat that we need to replace with the loss of Owens...

along with prairs of Miles Austin showing up...
First, Fitz is much more than just a possession receiver. He makes A LOT of big plays down the field. The thing that makes Fitz so great is his ability to make tough catches in traffic for first downs AND hit defenses for big plays by getting vertical. It isn't just speed that allows for big plays. Expert route running and the ability to go up and get the ball at its highest point are two things that allow Fitz to be a real threat down the field.

Robiskie is the same way. He isn't a lot like Owens in terms of playing style, but he can absolutely make big plays down the field... Just in a different way.
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