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Published on 10/02/2007 at Tue Oct 02 16:07.

It looks like Kyle’s wish to lose Hixon has been granted.

According to Andrew Mason, Hixon is out. Clark is in.

Personally, I didn’t think Hixon was as much the problem as the inability of the coverage team to create a hole for him. Every time he got a good head of steam going, there were always two guys streaking toward him at the right angles; which didn’t leave him a place to go to get through. I’m not convinced Brian Clark will do any better.

But the special teams needs a kick in the ass, and this certainly is one. Will it help the coverage? Will Clark find the holes that Hixon couldn’t? And what are we going to do about the fact that we can’t cover a returner, either?

  • kmonty


  • E. Halsey Miles

    The Sports Guru noted on Andrew’s blog that Hixon didn’t seem to have the same fire after the Everett hit. I can understand that. Football is all about want-to, and I’m sure Hix saw his whole life (and how much of it he has left) when Everett was carted away.

  • Jonathan Douglas

    Does this mean my boy Andre Hall might see some return action? :)

  • MB

    Maybe champ can return them. The team relies on him for pretty much everything else.

  • kmonty

    I was actually thinking about that. But no thanks – I hate him on Special Team coverage as is.

    I mean, Champ goes down, we’re talking about one of the worst defenses in the league.

  • hercules rockefeller

    I’m just glad I don’t have to watch him fair catch punts inside the ten anymore. Brainless.

  • E. Halsey Miles

    I’m still sad about Hix. He had a lot of potential in preseason. I really hope that TSG over on Mason’s blog is right and that this is about Everett, and that he can get over this and try again next season.

    I know that if I had a run-in with someone in my first professional game and that someone didn’t walk away–and might never walk away–that it’d affect me, too.

  • kmonty

    Yeah, I’m not trying to come across cold/heartless. It’s a tough business and Hixon wasn’t producing. Whether it was related to the Everett hit or not (and remember, it’s not like we had a lot of game footage to see before the hit), in the end it’s all a result-based thing and he just wasn’t putting up numbers.

    This team has gone through a lot this year in the tragedy department, and the other 31 teams aren’t going to play any nicer because of it. Hixon, we wish you the best of luck and would be happy to see you back in a Broncos uniform.

    Assuming you earn it.