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is josh norman just to slow to get it done?

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The knock on the kid coming out was that he was running the 40 at about 4.65. I have yet to see him in position to make a play on the ball or jump a route. We've all seen the tape the guy has great ball skills and hands. What we havent seen is him come close to making a pick.

I know it's way to early to label a player one way or another but, so far the tape hasn't been good. If he continues to get beat this bad do you think he should be given a shot at safety?

The guy has great size shows a fire for hitting... thoughts?

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He is a 5th rounder and still has made some nice pass deflections. I have not seen Gamble really come close to making any picks either. Btw, Morris Claiborne has yet to record and int.
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I dont see mo getting beaten by teams 4th wrs either. Morris looks like hes competing out there,josh looks a few steps behind is all im saying.

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[quote name='micnificent28' timestamp='1349143792' post='1930651']
The knock on the kid coming out was that he was running the 40 at about 4.65. I have yet to see him in position to make a play on the ball or jump a route. We've all seen the tape the guy has great ball skills and hands. What we havent seen is him come close to making a pick.

I know it's way to early to label a player one way or another but, so far the tape hasn't been good. If he continues to get beat this bad do you think he should be given a shot at safety?

The guy has great size shows a fire for hitting... thoughts?
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He'll be fine eventually. You can't play fast until you have a good understanding of the game.

Should his speed become an issue, you could also put him in Captain's current role, assuming we could find someone better to play #2.
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He's skinny like Armanti. I-AA skinny.

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I believe he had a pick in the making, but Godfrey knocked it away. I think he has played well for where we got him. I also love his enthusiasm when he plays.

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He's a fearless tackler. I believe he just doesn't play zone well, may need time to adjust.

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Norman has swatted quite a few balls away. I'm not exactly sure who you're watching if you haven't seen this.
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I guess pretty much shutting out a speedster in Julio is slow .

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He's playing pretty solid for a rookie.
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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1349144615' post='1930677']
Norman has swatted quite a few balls away. I'm not exactly sure who you're watching if you haven't seen this.
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I ve seen more of him chasing wrs from behind than him being in a position of power. I'm sure if you pull up times targeted by starting rookie cbs, he would be leading for most yards allowed.

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[quote name='carolina-chuck' timestamp='1349144696' post='1930678']
I guess pretty much shutting out a speedster in Julio is slow .
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He was only on Julio a couple of plays, and almost gave up a big play had Julio got two feet down.

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He plays with an attitude.

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[quote name='carolina-chuck' timestamp='1349144696' post='1930678']
I guess pretty much shutting out a speedster in Julio is slow .
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Ummm no that was gamble. Norman was the the guy who allowed roddy the all world game.

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Julio has 30 yards on 1 catch

Someone's slow not sure it's him though
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I could be wrong but the majority of the plays norman was on roddy white.

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He played good yesterday

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[quote name='micnificent28' timestamp='1349144883' post='1930685']
I ve seen more of him chasing wrs from behind than him being in a position of power. I'm sure if you pull up times targeted by starting rookie cbs, he would be leading for most yards allowed.
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A lot of the time that he's "following" is scheme related. He's looked pretty good in press coverage in crossing routes and anything under 15 yards. On go routes, or any deep route really, with our two deep nickle sets, he releases the top of the route to the safety and falls to underneath coverage - that's a scheme set up and not a coverage failure. Unfortunately Nakamura sucks balls.

As to your targeted yards point; he would likely be near the top. There's a few reasons for that. Very little rookie corners have started every game as a number two this year, and we've played three very prolific passing teams out of our four games.

Norman looks to be progressing fine in my eyes.
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Great attitude and desire but he has been beat multiple times. I'll chalk that up to him being a rook for now. And this, Huddle, is the type of guy you give another year before you even BEGIN to doubt him. Not fools like Jarrett and Armanti.

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Norman has played better than a lot of players on our Defense and he's a 5th rounder rookie.

This thread is $hit! Kuechly deserves this thread, not Norman.

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[quote name='carolina-chuck' timestamp='1349145526' post='1930710']
Norman has played better than a lot of players on our Defense and he's a 5th rounder rookie.

This thread is $hit! Kuechly deserves this thread, not Norman.
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Ummm pretty sure luke played better than norman last game. Get some game tape.

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[quote name='micnificent28' timestamp='1349144386' post='1930668']
I dont see mo getting beaten by teams 4th wrs either. Morris looks like hes competing out there,josh looks a few steps behind is all im saying.
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Hasnt looked good tonight against the Bears.

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His speed will be an issue against some receivers, but he has very good awareness. So far the only real knock would be his positioning, got beat a couple times on slants but was able to make some good break ups

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[quote name='micnificent28' timestamp='1349144386' post='1930668']
I dont see mo getting beaten by teams 4th wrs either. Morris looks like hes competing out there,josh looks a few steps behind is all im saying.
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Might want to turn on MNF. 'Mo' just got beaten for a 40 yard TD by the Bears' 4th WR.

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Hasnt looked good tonight against the Bears.
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mo looks very physical to me.

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