The Panthers tend to stuff the big power backs...it's usually the smaller fast guys with above average to good strength that give us problems.....ATLs back....much more worried about him....we even usually hold AP down but let backs like Sproles loose.
Not even our 2nd round pick has been productive....they may never amount to much but still not enough time has passed to really make any sort of assessment other than they haven't produced immediately...no reason to be too concerned just yet but yea I don't know what to think. I guess it's more of the idea that Bersin, Cotchery, Brown are more like place holder WRs until we can field actual NFL type WRs(ones who can catch, run routes, and/or do a specialty thing really well). Like it's weird because Norwood is actually kind of old for a 2nd year player at 26(KB will be 25 in his 3rd season)...so it's hard to say what his ceiling is but he may be getting a bit too much slack for missing that wobbly pass that was tipped...I mean Brown and GInn have both dropped worse than that. Our offense really can't handle crucial drops and penalties so maybe they are just going with the most sure handed guys now and Ginn is the deep threat even with his sometimes suspect hands...always have to be able to stretch the field and his current play will make defenses respect him now. Like the other guys just posted above...could be a Rivera dog house thing...he may not suck but has to work his way out of the DH like Norman had to.
Grabbing Allen for peanuts since he has basically already been paid this year was a pretty slick move as well...shows he really pays attention to the whole picture and has a good structure in place...I hope we can keep him as GM for at least the next 10 years.
Hey...here another one of those silly fugin facts people like to ignore http://www.sportingcharts.com/nfl/stats/defensive-hurries/2015/ Ealy is top 11(several players tied with 6 starting at #8) in the NFL in QB hurries...lets relpace him and the rest of the NFL's DEs...lol can't make this poo up.
If you were paying attention you'd know the answer to your first question...Ealy being drafted ahead of those players means nothing. You haven't compared playing times of Ealy to anyone...none of you have offered any facts or evidence...just opinions. I've listed references and links with statistics on the subject...but in predictable Huddle fashion those silly facts have been ignored. Who said you wanted Ealy? IDGAF who you wanted, nor is that the subject.
Yea Seattle is that game where a FG or Punt could get blocked and of course they can run back some punts since they always seem to have a good returner...and ya know they seem to actually practice STs....I'd feel better if the Panthers came out and said they don't bother practicing STs because at least then we could do something to actually improve....if this is what we get with practice then got damn they are seriously inept.
I'm not banking on anything just showing that he's in line with the rest of the DE's that were drafted with him and in most every draft. Me saying I think he could go for double digit sacks is mainly optimism...like those saying "I think Brown will be fine" when he had 100 drops(course he's not doing all that much either).
Apparently in the NFL you do...or did you not see the rest of the draft he was in? Which of those DEs taken with Ealy have had this magical impact this or last year? Here's a hint too...check out the 2013 draft for DE 1st/2nd round...apparently a lot of you are either super confused or just don't really pay much attention to the NFL. Lots of 10+ sack guys on that 2013 list right....yea no. http://thesteelersnat.com/2015-archives/the-pass-rusher-learning-curve.html (good read actually) http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pat-kirwan/25060804/nfl-draft-dont-expect-immediate-results-from-pass-rushers http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/161218/history-shows-its-hard-to-find-impact-from-rookie-pass-rushers It's really not hard to find this info so I'd like to hear exactly who, or why these people think Ealy is behind or where are these magical dominant 1st-3rd year DEs.....not many seem to exist at all...yet we need to get rid of Ealy already...lol k.
Guys like Peppers, White, Smith, and Watt are rare and very hard to come by...so not sure where you guys are getting this idea from.