Bersin can't fight through press. He has no business being on the roster. He killed two promising drives in Seattle due to his inability to fight through press. As long as he's on the roster I don't trust this coaching staff enough to use him properly, please cut him.
He showed in Buffalo that he hasn't improved in this area when he got jammed by the rook Ronald Darby.
Most of you need to take off your big thick glasses and at some point realize Shula is going to Shula. It doesn't matter if it's preseason, regular season or the Super Bowl, Shula is freaking Shula and as long as he's the OC don't expect much in the way of creativity. We need someone in the FO that understands offense.
lol @ Brown's funk being "all mental", I disagree... The last 2 games you've seen Corey drop passes he's needed to use his hands for and not body catch them. Look back at a lot of his catches from last season, he'd often leave his feet and turn his body in order to make the catch giving up any YAC possibility. It was evident from the preseason game in Pittsburgh (game 4) when Corey was still fighting for a roster spot that he didn't fully trust his hands. Corey could've walked into the endzone after DA connected with him down the sideline but Corey left his feet in order to trap it.
If Gettleman truly believes Brown is the answer that's on the roster, we're f*cked. I will say that Brown is able to get open which is part 1 but he leaves little room for error with passes coming his way. Unless he has a solid outing against Pittsburgh (I bet he plays all 4 quarters) I don't see how the Panthers can keep him.
This offense will always be what it is as long as Shula is here. We've seen many times how much better things go when Cam has more freedom at the line. That game in New Orleans last season is a perfect example.
I actually have higher hopes for Damiere Byrd than I do Corey. Byrd is just so much smoother than Brown. Brown is more of a straight line speed type guy and is somewhat more choppy than smooth kind of like Jaelen Strong who I wasn't a fan of during the draft.
Brown deserves a spot on this roster no question about it part of it is due to lack of competition. The two WR's that we should be questioning are Cotchery and Bersin, both don't really bring anything to the table. I'd hate to see us keep either in favor of Byrd or Boykin.
@MoveTheSticks: Randy Moss hinted at a comeback on the pregame show. He'd help Carolina.
Posted this tweet last night but Daniel Jeremiah is one of the few guys I like. I think Gettleman's ego is too big to sign a guy like Moss. Gettleman still has that former scout mentality that he can find these diamonds in the rough that no one else can (small school guys). Sure at times it's great but at others it can be a downfall. If it's true that he's been working out and that he looks good why in the world wouldn't you atleast bring him in for a workout? Have you seen the sh*t we line up out wide?
I really like Tolbert but I agree he's expendable as well. What made Tolbert special was his ability to run people over (Eric Reid and the Falcons game in ATL in 2013 immediately come to mind). Tolbert talked about losing weight last offseason and it hurt his style of play. Tolbert will never be that elusive, quick back so by him losing weight he isn't doing himself any favors on the field. It's too bad, because I really like him.