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Kelvin Benjamin - Aside from the touchdown....

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Who Said What?    287

Not that it matters getting in to what could have or might have...  but in most games I think Benjamin gets McKelvin.  He is far more athletic and faster then Gilmore.  He would have been able to keep up and get in to position much more easily then Gilmore.  And, slammed to the ground - nah, because they'd have just pulled the CB back 5 yards and any contact would be illegal.  Also, they'd have gone to a cover 4.

 

From the limited amount I saw of KB I have to believe the best way to cover him in the NFL is to intercept and cut him off in motion with the safety.  There is little to not reason to not double team him because there are no viable threats to catch a cold on the team.  Double coverage on KB will be done from his first snap in his first game.  Against the Bucs you will likely see the CB play inside and under on KB, avoid nearly all contact and let Goldson cover the top.  Goldson will likely even be the first player to make contact.  Being that he only ran a 4.61 Benjamin isn't blowing by anyone and defenders have a better chance at jumping his route then they do actually stopping him.  He's just too big and powerful.

 

If you can keep him outside it will be even easier but a nearly impossible task to do. 

 

He blew by Gilmore on the TD pass. 

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PandaPancake    8,686

As soon as someone refers to the scoreboard in a preseason game, you know they've ran out of rational, logical arguments.

Oh so I guess we shouldn't keep score? Like the Nazis didn't keep track of the number of people they killed?

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Who Said What?    287

Is that so hard for him to admit?

 

Geesh!

 

Kelvin Benjamin is a bona fide Calvin Johnson type player.  He is going to dominate because he has the work ethic to go with the talent.  He will get more knowledgeable and more savvy in the first couple of years.  Get used to it man.  Its going to be "he is not fast".  Well he blew by the guy on that play.  "He can't catch".  Well did you see him make that catch over double coverage?  Its going to be like Cam all over again and I will defend KB's game as vehemently as I did Cam.

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CARuthless    198

At one point, Buffalo Bills corner and former Gamecock Stephon Gilmore was tasked with pressing Benjamin at the line. The result was Gilmore being thrown to the ground as Benjamin effortlessly completed his route. The last place a NFL defensive back wants to be just after the ball is snapped is on his back. It's not a good look.

 

Keep in mind Gilmore is a respectable six foot one inch corner.

 

Kelvin2BBenjamin-1.jpg

 

https://vine.co/v/MVjW711z6VU 

 

This may have helped with getting Gilmore to the ground

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FootballMaestro    2,500

Kelvin Benjamin is a bona fide Calvin Johnson type player.  He is going to dominate because he has the work ethic to go with the talent.  He will get more knowledgeable and more savvy in the first couple of years.  Get used to it man.  Its going to be "he is not fast".  Well he blew by the guy on that play.  "He can't catch".  Well did you see him make that catch over double coverage?  Its going to be like Cam all over again and I will defend KB's game as vehemently as I did Cam.

 

 

Unfortunately, sometimes people make comments about players for no reason, and/or with out context, then try to continually justify it.

 

The irony is: Kelvin could turn out to be as talented at WR, that Cam is at QB.

 

KB's not slow. He just had some sloppy starts in his 40 times. You could see that (along with him getting separation on the field). Saying he dropped some balls, doesn't tell us much as he was a developing player the early part of the year.

 

Obviously, KB has arrived now.

 

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Panthers8969    747

I was a critic of KB going into the draft. I'm not going to say why bc in hindsight I'll he reasons were pretty stupid. I'm very glad we drafted him though he'll do some great things this yr. Another thing I loved seeing was that he and cam were almost always together on the sidelines. That chemistry is important.

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Brothergrim427    116

I was a critic of KB going into the draft. I'm not going to say why bc in hindsight I'll he reasons were pretty stupid. I'm very glad we drafted him though he'll do some great things this yr. Another thing I loved seeing was that he and cam were almost always together on the sidelines. That chemistry is important.

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I applaud you sir :) the difference between you and a dumbass hater is ,you are a big enough person to admit being wrong and change accordingly. Thats a trait not many people have it would seem... But none the less I thought it was really cool to read something like is nice post bro :)

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usmcpanthers    1,775

@buffalobills62

Despite your D and rush attack. You still will get your ass kicked by Tom Brady and split with the Dolphins. You won't make it out of your division as usual. Now gfto out of our forum.

the second best team in the league in rushing in 2013 only got better at running the ball in 2014. We will have no problem running the ball in 2014.

and we're not going to Toronto. I will bet the farm on it. Literally. a couple hundred acres bet on it.

I always get my non biased opinions from SB nation. That Michelle Beadle and Skip Bayless, they're on point.

If you want real insight to another team and what is going on - and are patient in reading it because you realize they're fanatics just like you - search for the better team forums and you'll get insight.

In the popular two bills forums I frequent there isn't even one thread about Gilmore getting beat, there isn't much of a mention at all. Why? No one really cares he got beat on one play in preseason. We know his capabilities based on his career thus far and one play in a scrimmage is not indicative of ability.

This was big for Panthers fans and KB fans because this is just one of a small sample size that has been seen. His first game, limited snaps, and he did that. That's something that should make a Panther fan smile. But, don't hang your hat on just that one little play in a preseason game against what NFL pro's label as one of the better emerging CB's in the league. He isn't Haden, Peterson, or Sherman, but he is getting better and improved drastically in 2013.

Here is a good article, if you care from Football Outsiders on CB's. It is titled "Best Cornerback Charting Stats 2013"

anyway, to all of you...

Anyway, I think I've made enough of my opinions here - and keep in mind, they are just opinions and not fact - just like everyone else is sharing here. We are all fans of our teams and that just means we are fanatics. So, say what you want about my opinions I doubt I will reply anymore to this thread unless there is something of particular interest to reply to - and that is above just the average "he got balls in his mouth, herp derp dat ass got whooped" 13 year old behind a keyboard statement.

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