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Kelvin Benjamin - Aside from the touchdown....


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Gilmore was a top 10 pick entering his 3rd year. Used and abused. KB would have been a top 3 pick next year if he stayed. Lucky us.

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Don't kid yourself, Benjamin is a WR with an OLB/DE frame. There won't be many (if any) DBs that can match his strength and momentum. It wouldn't have mattered if Gilmore was himself last night. He'd still be slammed to the ground by Kelvin 9 out of 10 times.

 

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. 

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A few observations:

 

Gilmore looked hardly himself last night, disinterested and not full go.  On the TD mentioned he failed to bother to turn his head; if he had done so the pass is easily deflected.  Also, it was funny watching Gilmore watch Benjamin - he gave up and figured Benjamin would have done the same once the contact was made.  If that was the average veteran player at WR, they'd have given up to, at least IMO.  Benjamin has something to prove, a rookie and he got in a tough catch.

 

Gilmore struggled a bit last season early after recovering from a broken hand and the contact rules have really messed with him.

 

Quite frankly one of the most ridiculous things I've heard this week

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A few observations:

 

Gilmore looked hardly himself last night, disinterested and not full go.  On the TD mentioned he failed to bother to turn his head; if he had done so the pass is easily deflected.  Also, it was funny watching Gilmore watch Benjamin - he gave up and figured Benjamin would have done the same once the contact was made.  If that was the average veteran player at WR, they'd have given up to, at least IMO.  Benjamin has something to prove, a rookie and he got in a tough catch.

 

Gilmore struggled a bit last season early after recovering from a broken hand and the contact rules have really messed with him.

 

Gilmore did not look for the ball because he shoved Benjamin off his route when Benjamin turned to look for the ball with Gilmore trailing. Benjamin stumbled after the shoved and Gilmore thought it was over. He was so very very wrong.

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Quite frankly one of the most ridiculous things I've heard this week

 

so to you and the elf boy, why?  Gilmore did not turn his head and could have easily deflected that pass had he done so.  The play was impressively salvaged.

 

@34 seconds KB looks back and reaches back, throws himself out of balance and cannot keep his feet underneath him.  This obviously isn't a timing route, so he had no reason to over extend himself.  He either ran too flat or a route to keep his head back or just got off balance.  At that point he begins to stumble and Gilmore doesn't even bother to turn his head, which is CB School 101 stuff.

 

At the catch he overcomes all inertia and movement to find himself to the ball, an amazing set of moves which lets him haul in the TD.

 

Not to burst you fanatics bubble but that play won't happen every Sunday, or even once a month on Sundays.  It was a great play to watch and something special to see but it was a fluke.

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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. 

 

 

Im sorry we decided to take Cam from you guys.  If only we passed on him, he was all yours.

 

Im also sorry we took keuchly and left you with stephen gilmore.

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This only confirms your Panthers knowledge is based solely on ESPN.

 

I am trying to be nice. You are out of your league here. You should move along.

I don't get my info from ESPN.  Strictly Bleacher Report.  It's got the best stuff!

 

Gilmore did not look for the ball because he shoved Benjamin off his route when Benjamin turned to look for the ball with Gilmore trailing. Benjamin stumbled after the shoved and Gilmore thought it was over. He was so very very wrong.

Gilmore shoved him?  When?  When Benjamin was already behind him almost 2 yards?  Gilmore was beat off the snap, and badly.

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so to you and the elf boy, why? Gilmore did not turn his head and could have easily deflected that pass had he done so. The play was impressively salvaged.

@34 seconds KB looks back and reaches back, throws himself out of balance and cannot keep his feet underneath him. This obviously isn't a timing route, so he had no reason to over extend himself. He either ran too flat or a route to keep his head back or just got off balance. At that point he begins to stumble and Gilmore doesn't even bother to turn his head, which is CB School 101 stuff.

At the catch he overcomes all inertia and movement to find himself to the ball, an amazing set of moves which lets him haul in the TD.

Not to burst you fanatics bubble but that play won't happen every Sunday, or even once a month on Sundays. It was a great play to watch and something special to see but it was a fluke.

You think anyone gives a f*ck about what you have to say on a panthers message board? I'm asking in all seriousness.

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