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#1 Fiz

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:42 PM

Fox mentioned that the empty spot created by cutting Diggs will be filled by either Anderson or Connor. This is revealing because they are two very different players, and assuming the scheme remains the same, they can't play the same position.

Connor is a 3-4 ILB, and since you're obviously not going to move Beason, he looks like he'd be a SLB. He doesn't have enough speed to play the other side.

Anderson excelled in the WLB after Davis went down, but doesn't have the size to match up with linemen/big tight ends consistently. He'll fall apart if he does.

This indicates to me that they're going to see where Davis is after he returns, and haven't ruled out switching him back to the strong side. After they figure out where he's best suited, then they'll promote anderson or Connor.

Because of this, also, you can put money on the Panthers retaining Anderson if anyone tries to Shanghai him.

also who the f**ks spells connor with an O

Edited by Fiz, 05 March 2010 - 03:02 PM.


#2 Zcustom

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

Connor is the proper Irish spelling, figured a know it all like you would know that.

I should know cuz I just named my first born son Connor

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

Davis to the strongside would be his 4th position move and a mistake.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

Good call

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:47 PM

Sean Weatherspoon will solve our LB woes just by talking loudly and getting us pumped up!

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#6 Fiz

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:49 PM

Connor is the proper Irish spelling, figured a know it all like you would know that.


I don't waste my time learning about subhuman scum like the irish

Davis to the strongside would be his 4th position move and a mistake.


It's a position he's played before and done well at. It sucks that he'll be moved again, but we'll just have to live with him never receiving the national recognition he deserves.

plus, if he doesn't have the same speed, he might not have a choice.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:51 PM

Fox mentioned that the empty spot created by cutting Diggs will be filled by either Anderson or Connor. This is revealing because they are two very different players, and assuming the scheme remains the same, they can't play the same position.

Connor is a 3-4 ILB, and since you're obviously not going to move Beason, he looks like he'd be a SLB. He doesn't have enough speed to play the other side.

Anderson excelled in the WLB after Davis went down, but doesn't have the size to match up with linebackers consistently. He'll fall apart if he does.

This indicates to me that they're going to see where Davis is after he returns, and haven't ruled out switching him back to the strong side. After they figure out where he's best suited, then they'll promote anderson or Connor.

Because of this, also, you can put money on the Panthers retaining Anderson if anyone tries to Shanghai him.

also who the f**ks spells connor with an O


I didn't think he could play OLB as well. However, as someone pointed out a few days ago...he played the position against NE and tallied 11 tackles.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

I don't waste my time learning about subhuman scum like the irish



It's a position he's played before and done well at. It sucks that he'll be moved again, but we'll just have to live with him never receiving the national recognition he deserves.

plus, if he doesn't have the same speed, he might not have a choice.


I thought ACL(or MCL) didn't affect speed?

I think it would work to have him at SLB since we are most likely going to blitz a lot more. He's a decent blitzer. Having peppers at LE though would have helped a lot to make things easier.

Connor definately won't go to the outside, it's foolish to guarantee stuff but I'm about 99.99% sure he doesn't go to the outside. Maybe in pre-season.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:56 PM

I didn't think he could play OLB as well. However, as someone pointed out a few days ago...he played the position against NE and tallied 11 tackles.


I wonder how many of those were against welker as he torched us underneath?

Connor is very smart and has good instincts. He's not going take many steps in the wrong direction but still he's an old school type of LB.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:58 PM

I thought ACL(or MCL) didn't affect speed?


All depends on the player.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:59 PM

I thought ACL(or MCL) didn't affect speed?

I think it would work to have him at SLB since we are most likely going to blitz a lot more. He's a decent blitzer. Having peppers at LE though would have helped a lot to make things easier.

Connor definately won't go to the outside, it's foolish to guarantee stuff but I'm about 99.99% sure he doesn't go to the outside. Maybe in pre-season.


Connor already started a Game at OLB vs New england.He held his own.I think Davis will stay where he is at

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:59 PM

I don't waste my time learning about subhuman scum like the irish




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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

Anderson excelled in the WLB after Davis went down, but doesn't have the size to match up with linebackers consistently. He'll fall apart if he does.


why would a linebacker need to match up with a linebacker?

Am I missing something?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:02 PM

why would a linebacker need to match up with a linebacker?

Am I missing something?


supposed to be lineman/tight end

#15 Zcustom

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:04 PM

I don't waste my time learning about subhuman scum like the irish


May you die a slow painful death after contracting syphilis from your gay lover you worthless piece of poo.


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