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http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Team-preview-Carolina-Panthers.html

Outlook

As I said earlier, this team is not as strong on paper as it was a year ago. There are a lot of unanswered questions going into camp at various positions.

One thing I do know is that the Panthers have an excellent coaching staff and they will get the most out of every player. While Carolina may not repeat as division champs, they will challenge for a wild card playoff spot.

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I am waiting for the answer to the questions he brings up.  Should be some great battles in camp in 4 weeks.

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I really don't believe we looked better on paper last season than this season. I just don't get that at all.

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Best I've read about us.

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Tre Boston from NC State, huh? LOL But otherwise he's actually done research

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A little clarification for readers...

 

The article refers to Olsen as a "move' tight end.  A "move" tight end is one that can line up all over the field and be a threat.  Other TEs referred to this way are guys like Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham and Aaron Hernandez.  Not that different from a primarily receiving tight end but designated 'move' because they move around in formation.

 

You might also see the term "joker" tight end used for this type, though "joker" is meant more to describe the type of player who's a hybrid tight end/wide receiver.  There's good discussion of that here: Breaking Down the Joker Tight Ends

 

 

 

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A little clarification for readers...

 

The article refers to Olsen as a "move' tight end.  A "move" tight end is one that can line up all over the field and be a threat.  Other TEs referred to this way are guys like Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham and Aaron Hernandez.  Not that different from a primarily receiving tight end but designated 'move' because they move around in formation.

 

You might also see the term "joker" tight end used for this type, though "joker" is meant more to describe the type of player who's a hybrid tight end/wide receiver.  There's good discussion of that here: Breaking Down the Joker Tight Ends

So how many times did he line up at WR this year. I wonder if he can make the same case that Graham can make which is that he is a WR who plays TE and needs to be paid accordingly.

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And one other note of interest...

 

The author's name isn't listed at the top of the article, but his Twitter handle is found at the bottom.

 

For the curious, his name is Greg Gabriel (no relation to Roman Gabriel that I know of) and let's just say he's been at this for a while.  Gabriel spent 30 years working as an NFL scout, his last nine years (2001-2010) as Director of College Scouting for the Chicago Bears.

 

Prior to joining the Bears, Gabriel worked as an area scout from 1985 to 2001 for...the New York Giants.

 

Dave Gettleman joined the Giants in 1998 as a scout.  He became Director of Pro Personnel the following year.

 

So yeah, Gabriel and Gettleman were colleagues from 1998 to 2001.

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So how many times did he line up at WR this year. I wonder if he can make the same case that Graham can make which is that he is a WR who plays TE and needs to be paid accordingly.

 

I won't claim to have broken that down, but I'd imagine it was fairly frequent given that Olsen was arguably our best receiver last year.

 

Probably shouldn't come as a surprise in a base Coryell offense, honestly.  Multiple formations are a big part of the attack.

 

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now see, was that so hard??

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Rare

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I really don't believe we looked better on paper last season than this season. I just don't get that at all.

LT was absolutely better and cam had a  couple years experience with two WRs he was going to be throwing to. while we think that these WRs we have are going to be more consistent and reliable, it's still very much an unknown. 

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