That hit looked pretty bad off. Luke had no idea where he was for awhile. It reminded me of when an animal gets hit crossing the street and the shock/stun of what happened has them wandering. It eased my concerns a little bit when he was pumping his defense up as he walked off, like a true leader. Glad he didn't come back in the game and hope that it wasn't so severe that his long-term health is a concern moving forward. Luke plays at one speed and concussion concerns don't fit that speed at all. Hope he's doing better and the Panthers are smart with his diagnosis. I wonder if Chris Borland is reaching out to him too.
Luke may go down as the Greatest Panther of all time, once it's all said and done. I'm just happy that he is signed long-term and even happier that I was at that game in the rain and felt BOA shake, rattle and rumble. @BryanPalmese
Can't understand how Broeckel and T Williams made it over guys like Todman and Cox. Was sad to see Lucas go too....really hope he ends up on our PS.
Will be interested to see what additions come over the next few days. Lots of talent out there now, just have to weigh how much of an improvement the risk is worth. Def see a WR and pass DL getting added.
Why not play Stew out through this season, and then designate a post-6/1 cut. We've waited this long to make him the #1 guy and as long as he stays healthy, should have a great season. Dude turned it on late last year, and that was behind an OL-on-the-fly. Our OL isn't elite, but it's much improved and cohesive than last year's unit. Anyone that wants to move on from Stewart and turn their NFL backfield over to a couple of journeymen and 2 rookies (1 being a UDFA) this season, needs to stick with Madden or Fantasy Football. Stewart's contract is horrible, but it benefits us more to keep him on this year, and cut him after 6/1/16. RBBC will be Shula's strength this season, and CAP/Todman/Wegher are more than capable of contributing as part of a 4-headed monster behind Cam.
Definitely. Much like Norwood, he was a victim of the depth chart with his former team. He would be a project, but couldn't hurt. We've already met with him pre-draft, so the scouts and DG have already done their homework on him.
Definitely tempering expectations, but if Norwood can work his way up to being a low-end WR2/slot WR3, our future at WR is looking bright. Dude doesn't hit FA until '18 and is making $510K, $600K, and $690K over the next 3 seasons. Benji Funchess Norwood Brown Bersin Byrd Not saying he's guaranteed anything, but like Mr.Scot mentioned earlier, scheme matters. The kid has a great blend of measurables, catches everything thrown at him, great work ethic and high IQ. For me, those qualities are hard to come by in one player. The high IQ part is what appeals to me. This team needs a sure-handed guy that Cam can rely on as he makes his progressions.
Surprised they didn't at least trot Boykin out on Thurs with Cam or at least against better talent. Worse case, cut him during the 2nd round of cuts. Boykin came in as a WR4, but more likely a WR5 on the depth chart, and didn't seem to sway too many this summer. It's not a huge loss, but is a head scratcher considering the flashes he's shown in preseason. I guess the list of Bersin, Boykin, Cotchery, Norwood was too girthy to keep all of them, and Boykin is the logical one that gets the axe here. For all Bersin haters, I don't see how Boykin is that much better, if at all than Bersin. Cam loves him, and Bersin (outside of ST) moves the chains.
Bucs released Robert Herron. He was one of my jewels in the '14 draft. If Getts is content looking for gems vs. veterans, wouldn't mind kicking the tires on Herron. Still prefer Moore, Thompkins and/or any other non-rookie/project WR right now. We may have to wait to final cuts for him, but there's a good chance that one or two get cut.
I think Funchess is capable of having a season that falls short of KB, but maybe in line with what Landry did last year. I think he will hit his stride around game 5 or 6 and put up about 800 yards, 6-8 touchdowns which would be a great freshman year in the league. That being said, I'm keeping an eye on Pittsburgh's roster and Seattle's. Watched the Steelers game the other day and maybe a guy like DHB gets cut for a younger player. Also, there are a few young guys that are showing out, so might not make the cut in Pittsburgh. In Seattle, in a dream world Chris Matthews gets cut, but that's probably a pipe dream. There is a rookie named Kasen Williams that is a big bodied WR who is having a Wegher like preseason/TC. The kid was the Parade top player in the country when he came out of HS and has had injuries overshadow his talent. He's 6'3" 217-lb WR who would fit with a QB like Cam.
Agree that the biggest knock on him coming in was consistency and has plagued him thus far. Dude wasn't expected to take over immediately, so I'm pleasantly content with his learning curve. I think a 10 sack season is doable, but I think his ability to disrupt is going to create more opportunities for this D, that can't be expressed on an individual's stat sheet.
Keep both. Bersin is dependable and moves the chains, though isn't electricifying.....sounds just like Boykin. This team, outside of adding a talented WR that gets cut, is going to have to win by committee. We need all of the reliable pass-catchers we can get right now. Funchess-Cotchery-Ginn-Brown-Bersin-Boykin is a reality that is becoming more real. Rather than look at the mediocrity, potential and question marks at WR, I'm more focused on the strength at RB, the cohesive & improved OL and a QB that is healthy, signed long-term and has a new outlook on life after last year. Additionally, you bring in guys like Shaq, Tillman and Coleman, and our defense is top-5. #skyisntfalling
Not that I necessarily want Reggie Wayne (wouldn't be mad if we got him), but it does bother me that when a different playoff contending organization loses its' top WR (Jordy Nelson), that they are already rumored to be bringing him in for a workout. And I'd also have to say that the Packers and Ted Thompson have a pretty stellar front office that usually avoids free agency. We might not be on the level of the Packers this season, but we are definitely a playoff contender, and with a healthy WR unit, could make a run in the post season. Kind of frustrating. Fingers crossed that someone of value is cut in a couple of weeks that would help us.
I don't know... at 38 years old, I think him coming back would be more of a "me/spotlight" move for Randy, rather than a team-strengthening move. Moss has a ton of experience, expertise and knowledge to pass on, but he's always struck me as a Smitty-type of player that is a phenomenal player, but not so much a teacher. Plus, I don't know if I'm confusing Moss or Ocho Cinco, but the last year or two of football memories that I have, are of Moss dropping passes and looking like a shell of his former self. That being said, I did looooove the 30-for-30 on him. Incredible story.
I am new to FD, though I've been a fantasy nut for awhile now. Never done it, so like Luuuuuuuke, would love some info on the inner workings. My biggest question might not be answerable, but I'll toss it out there. Q: Are there ways around living in a state that does not allow you to collect $$$? I noticed at the bottom of the screeen that residents of WA are not eligible. I am a recent transplant (still have NC Drivers License and some bills probably going to my old Charlotte address). Is there any way around this bullsh*t? :)