Receiving Notes

Following Sunday's 9-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, our insider affiliate The Sports Xchange offers analysis on wide receivers Az Zahir Hakim (struggling?) and Bill "Guts" Schroeder, along with commentary on tight end Mikhael Ricks.

Az-Zahir Hakim
WR Az-Zahir Hakim had as many drops (two) as catches (two) in the 9-7 win against Dallas, in what was not a very productive game for the player who was supposed to be the big-play maker for the Lions. Coach Marty Mornhinweg admitted Hakim has had too many drops but says even the best WRs go through stages like that.

Bill Schroeder
WR Bill Schroeder is playing with a torn hamstring which is limiting his production. Schroeder caught just three passes for 23 yards in the 9-7 win against Dallas, but Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg said he is playing purely on guts.

Mikhael Ricks
TE Mikhael Ricks is battling the effects of a pulled groin muscle that is limited his effectiveness. Although he is the Lions leading deep threat with 14 catches and an average of 17.6 yards per reception, he had just one reception for two yards in the 9-7 win against Dallas, an indication of how limited he is in trying to get big-yardage plays.

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