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Evaluating Anthony Mix (With Fabini Update)

Jason Reid reports:
While commenting on the Redskins' receiving corps this offseason, Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, often mentions his excitement about the potential of wide receiver Anthony Mix. "I like him," Cerrato said. "We're going to give him a chance to show us what he can do."
Mix, a college teammate of quarterback Jason Campbell at Auburn who was signed from the New York Giants' practice squad on Nov. 20, performed well while playing on special teams in six games last season. Now, the Redskins are eager to learn more about Mix's receiving skills. At 6 feet 5 and 235 pounds, Mix could fill the Redskins' need for a big wide receiver, and he welcomes the opportunity to try.
"It makes me feel great that they've identified me as being someone who has the talent, so that they want to give me a chance," Mix said after workouts today at Redskins Park. "All anybody can ask for is an opportunity, that's what this is all about, and my window of opportunity is here. I'm going to work hard this offseason to take advantage of it."
Mix, 25, went undrafted in 2006 and signed with the Giants as a free agent. He is raw (Mix has only three receptions for 39 yards in nine NFL games), but with the team switching to a West Coast offense for next season, the Redskins believe Campbell could benefit from having a big target.
The Redskins pursued former free agent wide receiver D.J. Hackett (they offered Hackett a minimum contract), who signed with the Carolina Panthers. Although the team is expected to draft at least one wide receiver, Mix has the inside track at joining starting wide receivers Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El as a key member of the Redskins' new-look offense.
"They didn't sign any big names in free agency, and that makes me feel kind of good," Mix said. "That's showing confidence in me. That's showing that they see something in me.
"I think they're looking to see big things out of me, which is good for me. I'm not nervous at all about it. I'm excited about it. A lot of people wait for that big break; this might be my big break."
Campbell acknowledged he encouraged Redskins officials to consider signing Mix because "I thought he was someone who could help the team." Mix appreciates his friend's support and looks forward to reconnecting with Campbell on the field when minicamp begins May 2.
"I played with Jason for three years at Auburn, I know how he works, so it should" help him, Mix said. "I have to get used to his ball again because I haven't played with him in awhile. It's not like you just jump back out there and the timing is down like it used to be, you have to work at it, but we'll see what we can do once we get started again. I'm ready."
Fabini Finalized
The re-signing of Jason Fabini, for one year, has been completed.

By Cindy Boren  |  March 25, 2008; 2:36 PM ET
 
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1st... sorry.

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Mix is finally in the mix!

At the risk of setting off a flame attack, I don't think Jason Campbell is the quarterback to throw to him. I think we need to focus on Todd Collins, and trade Campbell for picks in next month's draft.

I will concede that Jason has potential. However, his slow release and lack of mobility is not what you want in a West Coast Offense.

I am very pleased that Mix is being given a shot. I see a lot of James Thrash in him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I will concede that Jason has potential. However, his slow release and lack of mobility is not what you want in a West Coast Offense.

I am very pleased that Mix is being given a shot. I see a lot of James Thrash in him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 02:46 PM

You consistently prove that you're a moron. Lack of mobility? Collins has a lack of mobility, not Campbell. You see a lot of James Thrash in Mix? You must only be talking about special teams play because Thrash is 6' 205lbs. Have you ever actually watched a football game or just heard about them?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 25, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

finally mix
and as for jason he is an excellent qb and he has mobility collins is what he is a back up

Posted by: jstewart48 | March 25, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Guru, did JC beat you up as a kid? You seem to have this unnatural hatred for him that you keep spewing. Give it up, we all know you don't like him. But your opinion is not going to get him traded. Let it go...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 25, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

scamp, thats just funny, I laughed when I read that. Good job tearing him a new one. He deserved it for his moronic comments.


Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Heck, Guru is probably JC's agent. If JC gets a franchise tag slapped on him, so much for the agent prospering by brokering any better deals.

Posted by: Xlnt | March 25, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Guru,

Again your comments, are crazy I would like to know how you became an expert on the WCO, Collins is a backup, JC is the starter and again he has played in a similiar offense in college and had very good stats. He did not just hand the ball off as I saw in one of your earlier comments. Trading JC and starting Collins would set this team back years. I seem to remember JC making some good runs last year not sure were you get lack of mobility. I believe Zorn knows QB's as he was one, I think he is a better judge of who should start for the Skins.

I am not tryibg to beat up on you, but you say things in your post's that do not make sense for the overall betterment of the team.

Posted by: kmdp4 | March 25, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: peters82 | March 25, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

peters,

Thanks, but your a little late with that news.

Posted by: kmdp4 | March 25, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Guru,

Do you know about maps, such as...

Posted by: kerzon417 | March 25, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Anyone got any info on Mix. 40 time, bench? Basic raw stats?
How big are his hands?

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Guru has to be one of the most hated people on the blog these days. People insult him even when he is not commenting on a thread.

Who is worse Guru or the once great, BOOFER?

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Seems like all indicators point to the Redskins taking a WR with their first round pick.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Alex not sure if you were serious but here is what i found on Mix, could not get hand size. LOL

Full Name: Anthony Mix
Born: January 20, 1983
Bay Minette, AL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 235 lbs. Age: 25
Pos: WR
Experience: 1 years
College: Auburn

40 Time: 4.51

POSITIVES: King-sized pass catcher who can be used at a variety of positions. Displays excellent adjustment to the throw, eye/hand coordination and makes the reception away from his frame. Quickly gets into breaks, staying low on exit, and shields away opponents with his frame. Strong, defeats jams and physically beats down opponents to make the catch. Solid position blocker down the field.

Posted by: kmdp4 | March 25, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Seems like all indicators point to the Redskins taking a WR with their first round pick.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 03:18 PM

At 21 its tough to tell, who will be there. I am guessing they have a list of the top picks at WR, DL, OL and will take the best player of those spots.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Kmpd thats what I was wondering. So I won't be sitting there asking why Zorn does not send Mix on a streak rout.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Full Name: Anthony Mix
Born: January 20, 1983
Bay Minette, AL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 235 lbs. Age: 25
Pos: WR
Experience: 1 years
College: Auburn

40 Time: 4.51

Hands: bigger than Alex35332

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mix_anthony00.html


Mix definetley have the size etc but he didn't do much if anything at LSU. Link above.. If he had that much potential how come he hasn't showed it? He had plenty of time at LSU and was no better than 5th in reciving any given year?? I am not going to get excited about this guy at all until he shows it. I still think we need to take a WR in either round 1 or 2. Caldwell is a big loss because now we HAVE to draft one semi-early.

Posted by: greg_hughes90 | March 25, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Take it easy everybody my wife and kids are out of town, so I am going to eat pizza and drink beer, have a good night.

Posted by: kmdp4 | March 25, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I would imagine they also have CB on that list of possibles for the 21st pick if they get lucky and someone worthwhile slips down that far.

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru has been worn down by years of mediocrity at Redskins Park. He has lost his sensibilities. Ironically enough, the tough times seem like they might be coming to an end, soon enough.

Get positive, buddy!

Posted by: podspeak | March 25, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I was referring to Mix's special team hustle in recovering that kickoff in Seattle. The opportunity was blown when Chris Cooley dropped that sure first down moments later, and the whole game went down hill from there.

As for Jason Campbell, you guys are emotionally attached to this misconceived notion of JC being the savior of the team. He's the wrong JC to be a savior. As for the future of the team bologne, the only future he is, is a future blown first round draft pick QB for the Redskins. Just like Heath Shuler and Patrick Ramsey.

If Campbell were any other QB on any other team, you would think he was a waste of space. Think with you brain, and not your heart. This is football, not American Idol.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Hands: bigger than Alex35332

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 03:29 PM


I am sure, better have bigger hands than a 6' guy with admittedly small hands.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Since when is a 15 catch guy a "big loss"? with more playing time i'm sure we can get more production than that out of Mix.

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru, who would you like to see start at QB for the Skins this season? Who would back him up?

I'm honestly curious, since you're so certain we should dump Jason Campbell, what you think the alternative route should be.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Alex,

i should have included myself next to your name on the hands...

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I will concede that Jason has potential. However, his slow release and lack of mobility is not what you want in a West Coast Offense.

I am very pleased that Mix is being given a shot. I see a lot of James Thrash in him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 02:46 PM

I think that "Sports_Guru" is having some fun with us.

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 25, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Guru,

You have to admit Jason Campbell fills out that maroon and black uniform rather nicely; good looking dude.

Maybe you can overlook the fact he's a gaper, one who breathes through his mouth?

Posted by: podspeak | March 25, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

After the season ended, some Giants fans on the ES board (not sure why they were there) were begging us to give Mix back so they must have seen something in him during his time there.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, unless Vinny is trying to pull one over on us, he DOES NOT appear to be going for a WR at #21. Vinny said while some of the WRs in the draft look good, he does not see any of them going in the first round.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 25, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Todd Collins starts.

Sign Trent Dilfer to the league minimum to back him up. Super Bowl winning QB and is sitting there for the taking.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Alex,

i should have included myself next to your name on the hands...

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 03:36 PM

Dude, I did not take it personally I was responding to a joke with a joke.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I agree that bringing in Dilfer as your #3 would be a good pick up, but keep Collins on the bench Guru.

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

podspeak,

As always, you present a rather convincing argument...

...nah, still can't get over the fact that he's a mouth breather.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Sign Trent Dilfer to the league minimum to back him up. Super Bowl winning QB and is sitting there for the taking.

scamp, with this post, guru confirms that he's never actually watched a football game, rather has only heard about them.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

i love how everyone carries on an aruges with the so called "sports_guru"

the fact that he chose that as a handle tells me more than everything that i need to know about the 'tard. fuc him

and i love how everything is "balogone" my 9 year old calls everything that. loser

Posted by: supuradam | March 25, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Alex,

i should have included myself next to your name on the hands...

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 03:36 PM

Dude, I did not take it personally I was responding to a joke with a joke.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 03:44 PM

I'm guessing any guy 6'5" is going to have bigger hands than almost all of us on R.I.
...LOL...

Posted by: Papken28 | March 25, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Todd Collins starts.

Sign Trent Dilfer to the league minimum to back him up. Super Bowl winning QB and is sitting there for the taking.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 03:42 PM

Why have 1 old QB at the end of his career when you can have two for twice the cost?

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru, you immediately undermine your position when you start speaking of superbowls.

This team isn't going to the superbowl for atleast 2 more years, so it really doesnt matter who is QB. By the time this team gets enough youth and depth to be competitive, we'll be looking to draft Campbells replacement.

Posted by: SETH.LEMASTER | March 25, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mix_anthony00.html


Mix definetley have the size etc but he didn't do much if anything at LSU. Link above.. If he had that much potential how come he hasn't showed it? He had plenty of time at LSU and was no better than 5th in reciving any given year?? I am not going to get excited about this guy at all until he shows it. I still think we need to take a WR in either round 1 or 2. Caldwell is a big loss because now we HAVE to draft one semi-early.

Posted by: greg_hughes90 | March 25, 2008 03:29 PM
____________________________

Hughes:

Why did he need to prove himself at LSU if he played with JC at Auburn?

Posted by: Xlnt | March 25, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

BTW I like Dilfer, and think the Ravins were idiots when the got rid of him 7 years ago, and maybe when he retires he will make a good QB coach but I wouldn't think he is worth the roster spot, use the 5-7 round to find a kid for that.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I agree that Todd Collins is currently the better of the two quarterbacks on this roster.

This season will answer the question as to whether or not Jason will develop into the stud many of us suspect he is. If he doesn't, please, no more excuses for the young man. At some point, we might have to cut our losses.

Jury is in deliberation...

Posted by: podspeak | March 25, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

supuradam,

Your point was not only full of insight, but your research was intriguing. You had me from the start, your post was packed with sports knowledge and thought provoking commentary.

Read my name! I'm Sports_Guru, beeeatch!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Seth,

I was referring to Dilfer's Super Bowl win.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

This front office is so lame. They should have re-signed Receiver, The. They're not fooling me. "Mr." Snyder should have hired Ron Wolf.

In other news, I'm firing my puppy from ever making Tournament picks again. Stupid little SJK. He's going to have to eat dog food for the rest of the week. No filet mignon for you!

Posted by: PDiddy | March 25, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm not too sold on the idea of Campbell being the future of this team. But what I do know is that Todd Collins isn't. Guru, I respect your opinion and all, but who is your starter in three years, hell, two years? Collins was the perfect QB toward the end of the season because he was familiar with Saunders' offense, and also at the time he didn't start a game since 97', which means no game tape. Opposing D's had no clue of what throws he could or couldn't make.

If you don't like Campbell, then fine. As I said before though, who is going to be your franchise QB in two years?

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know if we are getting an AFL team soon so Danny can start secretly developing and stocking up on talent like Jerry Jones does?

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I think the skins should sign byron leftwich as a backup to jason campbell.

Posted by: norkus123 | March 25, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think the skins should sign byron leftwich as a backup to jason campbell.

Posted by: norkus123 | March 25, 2008 04:03 PM

He is a DC boy

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins should bring Jeff George back, along with trading for Drew Bledsoe.

To say something in regarding to an event that is 2 years into the future, is somewhat foolish.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

With the AAFL folding last week there are some minor league guys on the market now who were not before.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Guru,
What about getting Brett Favre to come out of retirement, replacement Jason Campbell, have Todd Collins as his back-up, Trent Dilfner as the #3, and Vinny Testaverde as #4/ FB for yucks.

You might be onto something.

Ass.

:-)

Posted by: TDawg | March 25, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

that should read: "replace" jason campbell, not "replacement." oops, looks like i'm the arse now!

Posted by: TDawg | March 25, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Favre would never come to the skins.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I saw something on the news yesterday about a guy, living in Europe somewhere who is the worlds tallest man. He's 8 feet, 5 inches tall. I say we use our first round pick on this guy, and use him EXCLUSIVELY to block extra point attempts.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to trade LeRon Landry for draft picks. Now is the time he has the most value. We could probably get a first, third and fifth round pick for him. In 15 or 20 years he will be too old to help the Redskins. It is also possible that he could have a bad injury next season and be put on IR, which would keep him from helping us. If we can trade him for 3 draft picks, surely one of those guys could help us.

Posted by: jimwell | March 25, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Guru,
What about getting Brett Favre to come out of retirement, replacement Jason Campbell, have Todd Collins as his back-up, Trent Dilfner as the #3, and Vinny Testaverde as #4/ FB for yucks.

You might be onto something.

Ass.

:-)

Posted by: TDawg | March 25, 2008 04:18 PM

We might could even sign Dan Marino to be the #5 QB. That could be a battle to watch in training camp between Dan Marino and Jim Zorn for the #5 spot!

Posted by: jimwell | March 25, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I saw something on the news yesterday about a guy, living in Europe somewhere who is the worlds tallest man. He's 8 feet, 5 inches tall. I say we use our first round pick on this guy, and use him EXCLUSIVELY to block extra point attempts.


Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 04:22 PM

How about a running back? He could just walk it into the endzone from the 50.

Posted by: jimwell | March 25, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

jim, thats the most moronic thing I've read all day.

Did you even take into consideration who will be the starting qb in 2 years?? No, you did not.

Change that from trading Landry for 3 picks to trading Landry for 3 picks, a new kickoff-tee, some laundry detergent, and a case of medical tape, and that would be more like it.

Think before you post.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Does "Guru" mean "absolute retard" in some language that I am unfamiliar with?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 25, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

For better or for worse, I think that if Campbell doesn't have a good year in '08, he'll be traded. Campbell isn't Zorn's guy, since he was chosen by the previous coach, and if Zorn decides after next year that he wants a different QB, the FO will accomodate him.

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 25, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Zorn for Player/Coach, First since Hallis.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 25, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I just wanted to add one thing about Mix. he played a lot of his career as a TE. (Decifer from this what you will)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 25, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

**beep beep****peeb peeb**

Posted by: -swb | March 25, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

jim, thats the most moronic thing I've read all day.

Did you even take into consideration who will be the starting qb in 2 years?? No, you did not.

Change that from trading Landry for 3 picks to trading Landry for 3 picks, a new kickoff-tee, some laundry detergent, and a case of medical tape, and that would be more like it.

Think before you post.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 04:26 PM

You do realize I was being sarcastic??

Posted by: jimwell | March 25, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

in fact it does mean, 'absolute retard', scamp. How did you know?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

I'm pretty sure jimwell was being sarcastic at guru's expense.

Posted by: mmok | March 25, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

If Campbell were any other QB on any other team, you would think he was a waste of space. Think with you brain, and not your heart. This is football, not American Idol.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 25, 2008 03:32 PM

Kinda like the way I looked at Eli Manning for four years. Too bad Campbell had a higher passer rating last year, and a higher career passer rating overall. Forgive me for not sticking a fork in Campbell after one season as a starter.

Posted by: psps23 | March 25, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Jim so was I.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | March 25, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Here's an interesting thought to all you QB evaluatin' Geniuses out there. Let's let Mr. Zorn decide who starts. He's played QB--quite well, as a matter of fact--he's evaluated QB's, and he's coached QBs.

Letting the Sport's_Guru's of the world determine whether or not Jason campbell is qualified is a little like George Bush determining that war is Romantic. Neither has a clue, both have a transparent agenda..

Posted by: corkczar | March 25, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

say many hail marys and hope Mix will burst onto the seen like Colston or something.

Posted by: tenniz | March 25, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I asked this question a while back regarding Mix. The reason he is not great is his hands. But maybe its something to work with him on. If nothing else he would be a great for practices to act like Plaxico Burgess , there almost the exact same size and build. He might be a little bigger . But I think the reason the Redskins had a slow off season is because of a big splash on draft day. I do think the Redskins get Chad Johnson on draft day. They have made cap room for him and the only receiver they went after they offered a small contract to (Hackett).

And Guru as far as JC goes you couldn't be more wrong. He might have a slow release, but he has a cannon for a arm. His mobility is great, he is fast. He has just been with coaches that want him to stay in the pocket . making him a pocket passer.He can get out of the pocket and I would bet he will be next year with Zorn at the helm. After all he was a quarterback, a quarter coach . I think he might know what to do with him. You Guru??? Not so much.

Posted by: wm_mulholland | March 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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