I want to see Marcus Lucas show that he can not only be a vertical threat at TE, but an effective blocker. I hope he balls out. I want to see him take a spot on our 53. I think he can be a factor for us exploiting the middle of the field with Olsen.
All I know is if one of our receivers go for 100 yards and a couple touchdowns, this board will see the Panthers as a 12-4 team again... If they struggle...everyone will scream 7-9 from their rooftops.
Alexander has basically been a none factor since we drafted him and losing him does not hurt. I'm not against him, but he is at best a rotational end, and nothing but an overrated camp warrior. They are being cautious with Funchess. No need to risk further injury in meaningless games. He has not "pulled" his hamstring three times. Saying that he has is dramatic. Philly has been terrible yes. Then again, he is a second year pro going through a slump, and he showed he could play last year in games that mattered. Star, Short, and Johnson are players that will be on the team, so once again, why throw them out there when we know what we have there. The only one I'm concerned with is Star as his injury seemed a little more serious, but all three should be ready to go week 1. So once again, not too bad. Boykin did not play against a starting defense in preseason, so you can't say he is the best receiver we had. I believe he should have been given a shot to, but oh well. Everyone will forget all about him shortly. If he was really our best receiver, he would still be on the team right now. I look at our team right now, and I really see one glaring weakness and that is at WR. I like that we have Ginn back though, and Cotchery is a guy that knows what to do out there. I'm interested to see how Norwood plays. I remember he was a solid guy at Alabama, but my knowledge of him is not extensive. I do like that he was almost a Gettleman pick though. That says a lot to me. Now to you last paragraph...hilarious lol. Pie is given out all the time for hating on PU, at least some can admit to taking advantage of that haha.
Hell, last season at the point we are now in this season...still a crap ton worse. Smith cut, Hardy not able to play, Johnson playing though injury, possibly the worst Panthers offensive line in our history, Cam coming of surgery, losing Mitchell who balled out for us the season before...etc. Focus on the big picture of what is said, and don't just look for inaccuracies because it is a PU post.
Everyone bitches about PU and his threads, but what exactly is wrong with this one? Is this entire forum not acting like crybabies right now because of one position on our roster? He is correct. Compared to last season, this is a walk in the park. People have such short memories...and a constant desire to moan about everything that isn't perfect.
Melvin was solid. I think those saying he was a victim of "constant harassment" are being dramatic. Just because the guy wasn't an all-pro doesn't mean he is garbage. He is a big physical corner, and sometimes big physical corners get beat deep. He stepped up in a big way his rookie year, and I attribute some of his struggles early last year to having a pass rush of no Greg Hardy and a banged up pedestrian Charles Johnson.
I'm surprised L'Damian Washington hasn't caught on anywhere. I really enjoyed his game at Mizzou. Great size with solid speed and ran good routes for us. He started opposite Dorial Green-Beckham. He had a slender frame, so maybe he gets bullied off the line, but I wouldn't mind giving him a look here, at least on the practice squad. He was a more impactful player for the Tigers than Marcus Lucas was.