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SirClintonPortis 03-07-2010 09:35 PM

Hicks: chemistry matters
 
[url=http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/Hicks-chemistry-matters-86770472.html]Hicks: chemistry matters | Washington Examiner[/url]
Seems like he has the right attitude and won't have trouble adjusting.

The Goat 03-07-2010 09:40 PM

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Hicks sounds smart and experienced. I wonder if he's immediately the best guard/right tackle on the roster?

NYCskinfan82 03-07-2010 09:40 PM

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Seems like he has a good attitude & will make a good team mate.

tryfuhl 03-07-2010 10:51 PM

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He seems positive, good stuff.

artmonkforhallofamein07 03-07-2010 11:41 PM

Re: Hicks: chemistry matters
 
Yep, he left a good first impression on me in the 3 paragraphs of quotes i read!

tryfuhl 03-08-2010 02:26 AM

Re: Hicks: chemistry matters
 
I don't think he started anything.. maybe G?

Mattyk 03-08-2010 08:15 AM

Re: Hicks: chemistry matters
 
After beginning his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Hicks was a key member of Minnesota's offensive line the past four seasons. While serving as the primary backup at guard and tackle for the Vikings last season, Hicks, for the first time in his career, appeared in every game for the NFC North champions. [B]He started twice at right guard and once at right tackle.[/B]

[url=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/free-agency/in-artis-hicks-redskins-get-so.html]Redskins Insider - In Artis Hicks, Redskins get someone who can play 4 of 5 offensive line spots[/url]

Mattyk 03-08-2010 08:20 AM

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Artis Hicks
#79 Birth Date November 28, 1978
Birth Place Jackson, TN
Height 6-4
Weight 335 lbs.
Age 31
Position G
Experience 9 years
College Memphis

2009 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
Grade: 54 | Key

Comment: Hicks has good size and strength with limited athletic ability. He has played both tackle and guard during his seven years in the league. He has decent initial pop off the line of scrimmage as a zone run-blocker and is best in a confined area. He uses his hands well to lock on but is inconsistent to stay connected to defenders. Hicks has average lateral agility and quickness, and gets exposed in space. He has enough strength and power to anchor well versus interior bull-rushers but isn't as effective versus quick counters and stunts. Hicks has value but lacks the athleticism and technique to be a consistent productive player.

53Fan 03-08-2010 08:24 AM

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Hicks sounds like a pretty good pick-up. Shanny wants competition at every position and Hicks should help provide that, plus he brings experience at multiple positions. He may not even become a starter but he brings depth and experience in zone blocking and that certainly helps.

diehardskin2982 03-08-2010 08:48 AM

Re: Hicks: chemistry matters
 
Me and Bruce are on the same page... Put this guy at RT, trade down for more picks and draft Iupati - lol :)

Longtimefan 03-08-2010 08:53 AM

Re: Hicks: chemistry matters
 
Chemistry matters is an understatement, it's paramount to the cohesiveness of any successful offensive line.

I'm encouraged by the fact he's at least well versed in the blocking schemes utilized by a Shanahan coached team, that will work to his advantage by eliminating that one learning curve. He's probably more suited for the guard position than tackle, hope he can be a productive player for a few years at the very least.

Once assembled, this line must begin coming together quickly because the zone scheme requires many reps together and decisions have to be made while the play is taking place, not a lot of different assignments but a lot of techniques. I like the diversity it creates for the runners.

tryfuhl 03-08-2010 01:24 PM

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[quote=diehardskin2982;670975]Me and Bruce are on the same page... Put this guy at RT, trade down for more picks and draft Iupati - lol :)[/quote]

I wouldn't be quick to name him the starter at RT yet; we'll see.

tryfuhl 03-08-2010 01:29 PM

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[quote=Mattyk;670961]After beginning his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Hicks was a key member of Minnesota's offensive line the past four seasons. While serving as the primary backup at guard and tackle for the Vikings last season, Hicks, for the first time in his career, appeared in every game for the NFC North champions. [B]He started twice at right guard and once at right tackle.[/B]

[url=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/free-agency/in-artis-hicks-redskins-get-so.html]Redskins Insider - In Artis Hicks, Redskins get someone who can play 4 of 5 offensive line spots[/url][/quote]

Ahh.. so a couple of games, right on. Solid depth pickup it seems, plenty of time to figure his role out.


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