He does. He stops in the hole and then gets blown out of it. Not exactly a lead blocker's role. Remmers is a liablilty in the run game. We ran right a lot Friday. Folkerts is what he is. He gets washed down into the hole like a turd in toilet. Remmers loses his block. It is ugly
We are so focused on the offense this offseason, we kinda forgot about him. Supposedly his technique needs some work, ' I think it is funny since we have had so much luck with Undrafted free agents and street free agents, we are actually looking for them to step up and battle for roster spots. Personally, I would have probably taken Marlowe before Mayo if I was going fishing in small ponds.
Mark these words--- It is easy to kick a man when he is down. Try supporting Brown. This (to me) is mental, so it is personal to him. He is a Panther and I will be damned if I am going to forget all he has done for this franchise as an undrafted free agent. He is a good man and will get over this--with support. I am guilty of it too, but lets support anyone wearing Black and Blue instead of ripping them to pieces because they dropped some passes that don't count for sh8t. Send him support and you can save a good person and player. How ironic is it for us to trash a person who took his game farther than any of us ever did. Set your GPS for the High Road-
It is possible the Eagles cut Cooper, the Skins cut Garcon (who would not be good with Cam) and the Rams will have to cut a decent WR (or stash one on IR) Baltimore and KC should send vets packing. I look for a veteran or 2 to be cut to save $$ if a rookie has shown well. There have been 2 deep WRs classes in the past 2 drafts, so I expect some surprise cuts in cap-saving moves.
Brown is slumping--it is all mental, but when your mechanics aren't good, it is hard to recover. I LOVE the way the Panthers kept going to him. However, I do not see him making the roster if we bring in a WR after cuts. Since Monsta started using baseball to describe this, I will add that one of the most famous and weirdest slumps I have ever heard of was that of LA Dodger all-star second baseman Steve Sax. His slump was not about hitting, however, it was about throwing. He was making numerous throwing errors from second base to first base. It was incredible--what is that, about 50-70 feet? Demons can destroy an athlete. However, Tommy Lasorda, Sax's manager, took him out to his position at second base one day before a game and said, "Steve, how many people in this world can earn a gold glove in the major leagues?" Steve looked puzzled. "Not many." Tommy continued, "How many people can hit .280 off major league pitching?" "Very Few" Tommy then concluded, pointing at first base, some 65 feet away from the two men, "How many people in the world can throw a baseball from here to first base?" Sax started laughing, "Probably all of them, except me." Slump over.
About getting a WR--not out of the question after the second round of cuts. Over the past 2 drafts, there have been a tremendous number of talented WRs drafted. That glut will cause a veteran to fall victim to salary cap slaying. Whether we bite or not, that remains to be seen, but there will be veterans on the table. Peek at the Rams; roster and tell me there will not be quality WRs cut.
I agree. In addition, Mayo was a tackling machine, and probably was never expected to do more than serve special teams--which seem to be the focus this offseason. We missed a ton of tackles on ST last year. So, when you need tackling on special teams and you don't think the NCAA's second leading tackler is worthy of consideration with a fifth-round comp pick, you probably didn't even consider the need and reason we drafted him.
Newton's points are valid, but he seems to lack inside info on this one, as you suggest. Preseason is only half over, and I am willing to bet that his chances are solid. I am sure he can learn to block. The issue with Wegher is this: Do we try to develop him on the PS or do we give him the roster spot? I am not so sure that it is about what Wegher brings to the table right now, but about what he might develop into on another roster. Wegher has been killing it on special teams. Newton is totally wrong on this one. We give Wegher a hard look tonight and especially vs. Pittsburgh. Special teams, running ability, fan favorite (reminds me of Fred Lane so much), potential to make you regret cutting him if he goes to another roster--he makes this team.
The thing that is most important is how Gettlemen understands the RB market. I doubt we have many RBs on second contracts while he is here--I firmly expect Stew to be the last one. Having said that, he can find talent on other rosters (Todman) at the end of the draft (CAP) and in the undrafted pile (Wegher) in ONE offseason, why overpay? We have a stable full of RBs, and if you remove Hurney's love child from the mix, they are dirt cheap.