Seahawks can line up in boring vanilla traditional runs and run in down your throat.... they also have the best D in the NFL. They had the #1 and play as vanilla as you can on D...our D wasn't really one of the 10 best Hawks roster is more talented than us. There coaching on both sides is vanilla
Our defense is loaded with actual talent....without Hardy you can still argue from a talent perspective we had one of the top 5 best front 7s in the entire NFL last season. Offense? You could argue talent around our QB was easily bottom half of the league (being conservative) McD and Shula aren't supplied comparable talent. Shula deserves to be knocked but I think it goes overboard with how it is approached
that offensive roster was handcrafted for him since the day he was drafted....and it is deep. Luck likes TEs? They immediately draft him his boy Fleener and Allen. Boom, he immediately has his two TE sets with 2 young good TEs. Those 2 set a NFL record by 2 TEs on the same team last year. WRs? Hilton the young explosive big time playmaker, they always give him the savy vet (Wayne and the moment he lost his wheels they bring in AJ). then their depth....they have WRs like Moncreif etc they are young and explosive who can make big plays. Indy is straight up stacked in terms of recieving options....no team is as well rounded in the NFL. Why did Luck throw 40 TDs? Bc his options are very good and they can deal with injury bc of how deep they are
I just don't get overhyping guys because they are Panthers. I do know some argue being a fan means being extra optimistic about everyone but I am not wired that way...I know it bothers some...which isn't my intention. Bersin just doesn't seem like a NFL guy to me. If we cut him I just think his NFL career would be done.
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.