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  1. MHS831 added a post in a topic Have We Really Beaten Anyone?   

    We are notoriously slow starters.
    We lost our #1 WR.  We lost Star for 3 games.  We lost Luke for 3 games.  That is a LOT of talent up the gut.  We lost Johnson for a game. 
    Wins don't have to be pretty.  This team will gel, and when it does, it will be nice. 
    Who in the NFC HAS beaten anyone? 
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  2. MHS831 added a post in a topic What to think of Kevin Norwood?   

    Chemistry is the key word here.  Cam has better chemistry with Cotchery and Bersin than Norwood and Funchess.  It takes time.
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  3. MHS831 added a post in a topic How many missed sacks does Kony Ealy have?   

    Not trying to be smart, but there is no such thing as a missed sack--unless you are referring to every pass play where he did not sack the QB. 
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  4. MHS831 added a post in a topic If Cotch is back for Seattle who gets cut, if anyone?   

    Cotch is on the 53-man roster, not active.  Frankly, I am not sure that you keep 81 active, but he stays on the roster.
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  5. MHS831 added a post in a topic The Devin Funchess "drop"   

    I will speculate here (have not read the entire thread, so sorry if it repeats an idea)
    1. Yes the ball was behind him.  Funchess could have had it, but I would not call it a drop.  Slanting into the heart of the LBs and DBs on the goal line is tough enough--try doing it running with your eyes totally behind you knowing every eye in the stadium is fixed on that object coming toward you at 60 mph.    
    2.  Funchess did a terrible job of getting off the LOS and creating separation. I think the LOS and separation out of the cut are the 2 things holding him back.
    3.  Even though Dickson was open, I think Cam was (possibly directed to do so) intentionally trying to give Funchess a TD to boost confidence.  It was not at a point in the game where we were on the ropes--we had a comfortable lead.
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  6. MHS831 added a post in a topic Completely impressed with Delaire   

    Oh, I don't read that for the very reason you stated.  Too many drama queens.  I think it was a remarkable first day on the job--hope he has many more.
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  7. MHS831 added a post in a topic Natural talent or a flash in the pan?   

    Our situation at DE was totally different then too. We had a healthy Johnson, Ealy, Alexander, Addison, and Horton.  Johnson and Alexander go down, Horton underperforms, Ealy has a few boneheaded plays, and we go 97 snaps without a pressure (something like that).  DE became a priority very suddenly. 
    Point?  If I were an UDFA, I would not have come to Carolina and I doubt we were looking very hard.
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  8. MHS831 added a post in a topic Natural talent or a flash in the pan?   

    You are right--but Ealy was a projected first rounder that fell to us in the second.  Johnson was third rounder and Hardy a sixth, I think, which lowered expectations for them.   Ealy was playing inside a lot Sunday.  That is tough duty.  He is earning his stripes, but if he can simply keep getting better, and I think he will, he will be fine.  Heck, if Delaire works out, we should feel pretty good about the future of DE.  The stat that I found to be most impressive about Delaire:  5 solo tackles. 
    I am not sure Johnson gets renewed, especially if you look at his production.  I am not sure Allen is doing anything here except squeezing a few more drops out of the orange.   I can see us drafting a DE this year though.
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  9. MHS831 added a post in a topic Natural talent or a flash in the pan?   

    Cox was preseason vs. scrubs, and I think it is way too early to call him a one-hit wonder.  Most DEs get their sacks in bunches and few roll out as undrafted free agents setting the league on fire. 
    The good part about his good performance is this--teams now have to account for him--so we should expect his production to wane.  However, that will cause others to step up.  With his quickness, we can move Ealy inside on passing downs (he has done fairly well there) and we can bring in Addison or Allen.  That is a lot of quickness on the outside.
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  10. MHS831 added a post in a topic Natural talent or a flash in the pan?   

    In perspective:
    CJohnson; in his first 19 games (2007-8) he had 21 tackles and six sacks.
    GHardy: in his first 15 games (2010) he had 24 tackles and three sacks.
    BDelhaire: in his first game he had 5 solo tackles and two sacks.
    Johnson averaged slightly over 1 tackle per game and about one sack every three games
    Hardy averaged about 1.5 tackles per game and one sack every five games
    In fairness, Delhaire was going against a rookie he was probably very familiar with, but that goes both ways.  Additionally, Delhaire was with his third defense in about as many months.
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  11. MHS831 added a post in a topic Completely impressed with Delaire   

    Where did you get this? I read previous comments and did not get any indication that people were saying anything more than, "He has great potential and has played very well today."   Not feeling your paranoia.
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  12. MHS831 added a post in a topic Ryan Delaire   

    They brought him in because they thought he was better than Horton.  They watched him at practice for a day or two, and cut Horton. 
    I think he will be credited with 3 sacks today (if causing intentional grounding counts).
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  13. MHS831 added a post in a topic Per Wilson: Foucault promoted to active roster, Horton waived   

    Still on PS, which says something.  In addition, Miley is on the IR.   
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  14. MHS831 added a post in a topic todays practice tweets   

    If the thread title is "Practice Tweets"  and you babble on about stuff that is not related to the "practice tweets", you make it difficult for those of us who clicked on this thread to read about "Practice Tweets" to actually find the "practice tweets." 
    I assure you, if the thread had been titled, "Random babblings from fans who can't focus on a theme"  I probably would not have read any of it.
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  15. MHS831 added a post in a topic The Cam Bias- Precedence vs Evidence   

    Correct.  Cam is not the ball carrier if the ball is out of his hand, no more than a runner is a ball carrier after he runs out of bounds or his knee hits the ground.  Of course, we had Fox's C team, so we get a closeup of a Saints fan wearing Mardi Gras beads or something stupid like that instead of the qb getting roughed. 
    Off topic:  I am sick of the stupid camera angles of the crowd, someone in row D seat 33, the coach's head shots, etc. up until the snap of the ball.  I like watching the coverages, the alignments, the motion etc.  They think the only thing that counts is the time from the snap of the ball through the whistle.  Idiots.
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