each season is its own beast. Maybe 28 comes out and is garbage this year....you think Ron adjusts or sticks with him for 8-12 weeks? Really have to wait until the season starts to figure out who isn't up to par... I don't have no beef with the offseason depth chart being off....my issue is Ron seems to roll with the chart when it is wrong too long.
Luke's position alone limits him in these type rankings. Some plays simply allow you to make bigger impact plays than others. Andrew Luck is great....but overhyped. He has too many "should of been a picks" IMO. He could lead the NFL in TDs OR in turnovers and neither would be a shock. People do act like he is in prime Peyton mode already.....he isn't that yet.
I'm using what I watched with my eyes and what I saw during a football game. So in his years in Carolina....I think Ron has earned that his depth chart decisions can be questioned....Coaches are human. I think they get caught up in certain players too much. To the point it becomes a flaw. I think most football people if they watched Bersin vs Boykin.....Boykin would have the higher ceiling in their eyes. I think Bersin has other things going for him that get him the spot....I disagree. Won't matter. Big picture, I think this staff has displayed some pretty obvious errors in how they stack there depth chart b/c of letting "other factors" carry more weight. The Boykin/Bersin example fortunately is an insignificant example of it. Roman Harper for example, could be one of those this year.....where he gets roasted over and over and over and Ron painfully just stands by. No indication our team seems the least bit concerned about having an even slower version of Harper chillin out there all season at SS.
and football is no different than any other professions....you name the profession and there is someone doing something pretty obvious to those outside the profession that is whack. Bersin/Boykin really isn't a big deal....it really isn't. I think only reason it bothers me is b/c each season that goes by I question Ron as a coach a little more....and I was one of the biggest Ron supporters.
That ain't Panther bashing. That is the truth. Look at what is around Luck on offense, look around Cam. They started acquiring legit skill talent specifically for Luck the day he was drafted......we didn't add the first person until Cam was entering his 4th year.
yeah, but you can't go strictly by box scores....that leaves a lot unsaid IMO. No one is flipping out in reality. We didn't choose the Panther-Life, the Panther-life chose us. No one wants to talk about it with me but I think what likely could lose us games early more than anything our D playing great and old man Harper out there.....I still maintain I wish Brady would have hit that WR that burned him so badly for a TD. would have brought more attention to just how slow the guy now is.
I was a "hardcore" Ron guy.... I'm pretty neutral right now. I don't put much on him in terms of what talent we have b/c I think his hands are tied and that really is all DG... but I do now question how he sorts through what he is given. I think this will be an interesting year for Ron. He most certainly IMO will be forced with needing to make some clear adjustments when we start the season.....will he be Ron for 8 weeks before we see the standard late surge.
We are discussing obviously which outdated stank beer tastes better....so yeah, neither actually tastes good. I get that. Neither will be something likely anyone else wants to take a sip of. I do find it odd that Boykin really is the only one of that mix of guys that actually showed some flash in a game (preseason game 3) and then got buried from an opportunity the following week so Philly could have his epic choke show continue. I'd be curious if any player in the NFL saw more reps than Philly in preseason game 3. Just seemed like an odd coaching move if you really wanted to get a look at that little cluster of talent. None of it likely matters as those guys generally in terms of playing WR make up the "we are getting blown out so let's throw these guys out there in 4 WR looks dudes"....
I went and edited that post....sarcasm and posts don't mix well. but it is sad that Ron's "coaching" improvements have largely been things where he was forced to remove his blinders. Sarcastically addressing that likely was not the best call.
dude, I wasn't being serious... just agreeing that Ron definitely has put the blinders on with certain players.....and we saw significant improvement when he was forced by injury to make the obvious moves.
I heard Cam use to love Jimmy Clausen....didn't mean Cam thought he had game. 1 target, 8 yards.....that is what Bersin did in our wins. Outside of that he was the poster boy for comically putting someone on the field that didn't belong in the NFL (special teams) or a guy that got some cheap yards while we were losing and teams were giving up routes/short passes.