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#76 KatsAzz

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:39 PM

Don't be fooled by the "talent evaluation" by professional scout GmanBob. The same guy who is shitting on Everette Brown for eternity proclaimed that Lawrence Sidbury was a "steal" for the Falcons last year. The same Lawrence Sidbury who had all of 5 tackles and one sack in his rookie season and is at least second string for the Falcons going into this year.


That is the gospel truth.fine young maleBob aka Gaymanisright is only a miserable little attention seeker trying to stir up trouble.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

There are guys picked in the first who are undersized DEs. In this draft- 5 DEs were taken in the first. 3 of those guys could be considered undersized:

Brandon Graham (13) 6' 1"- 268 lbs
Derrick Morgan (16) 6'2"- 266 lbs
Jerry Hughes (31) 6' 2"= 255 lbs

And Strahan was tall but very light at 255. That makes him undersized in my book.


As for the other reply that you quoted. I firmly believe that Peppers was going to play for us last year, as soon as we got toward the bottom of the 1st round in the 2009 draft. Hurney was not going to take a 2nd for him, and was not going to take a 2010 1st for him. (Both he and Foxy were on a hot seat at that time, and could not afford to let one of their best players walk with nothing to show on the field)

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I am not really sure that I like any of those picks either.

Once again, I am not beating up Brown, just Hurney on that move. It may pay big for us, I just have my doubts.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:40 AM

As for the other reply that you quoted. I firmly believe that Peppers was going to play for us last year, as soon as we got toward the bottom of the 1st round in the 2009 draft. Hurney was not going to take a 2nd for him, and was not going to take a 2010 1st for him. (Both he and Foxy were on a hot seat at that time, and could not afford to let one of their best players walk with nothing to show on the field)

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I am not really sure that I like any of those picks either.

Once again, I am not beating up Brown, just Hurney on that move. It may pay big for us, I just have my doubts.


Do you not remember Peppers coming out and saying he wasn't going to play for us and wanted out. He said our defense didn't allow him to reach his potential and he wanted to go elsewhere. I agree that I figured no one would pay him 14 million a season to play elsewhere but I have to admit that I wasn't convinced that he would play for us in 2009. In fact Peppers said he wouldn't sign his tender because he said the Panthers were going to trade him and he couldn't control the process.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

Do you not remember Peppers coming out and saying he wasn't going to play for us and wanted out. He said our defense didn't allow him to reach his potential and he wanted to go elsewhere. I agree that I figured no one would pay him 14 million a season to play elsewhere but I have to admit that I wasn't convinced that he would play for us in 2009. In fact Peppers said he wouldn't sign his tender because he said the Panthers were going to trade him and he couldn't control the process.


I very much remember that, I also know that no player is going to walk away from 14 million $'s.

When we got into the top of the 1st round, Hurney had made his bed, and was going to have to sleep in it....i.e, keeping Pep, paying him a ton, and then getting nothing for him in return.

He was going to play for us this past year, and play well, that much I was sure of.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:00 PM

I think Edwards will be a factor pretty fast. He's not going to unseat Smith but he will easily be a threat on 3rd down, KR and PR.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

I just want to see him catch the ball ONCE in an actual game. If they are planning on using him at WR then I'm hoping he can catch and not just run. KO/PR well i'm all for that since there's no real competition there

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

If he can catch in practice, he can catch in a game. I'm more worried about whether he can take a big hit or not. If Armanti can pass that test, he should be just fine.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

If he can catch in practice, he can catch in a game. I'm more worried about whether he can take a big hit or not. If Armanti can pass that test, he should be just fine.


i was thinking the same thing

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:30 PM

yeah he's pretty small especially in the lower body. Def needs to work out with smitty.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:20 PM

For how small he is especially in the lower body, he is as tough as nails. I remember some hits he took at LSU that knocked his helmet off...he just picked his helmet up and was ready to go again. He rarely went out of bounds without lowering the shoulder or fighting for that extra yard. A lot like Steve Smith.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

Ha ha ha ha! He's whining because he got neg repped. What a wuss!


How old are you man? You sound like a little kid

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:35 PM

For how small he is especially in the lower body, he is as tough as nails. I remember some hits he took at LSU that knocked his helmet off...he just picked his helmet up and was ready to go again. He rarely went out of bounds without lowering the shoulder or fighting for that extra yard. A lot like Steve Smith.


I was thinking the same thing. As a quarterback he has taken some big hits from linemen and linebackers where most receivers are concerend about the safeties. Still the guys in 1-AA were not as big or as punishing as the guys in the NFL. Still I am very hopeful we have our Smith lite.

#88 PantherBob

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:53 PM

If he can catch in practice, he can catch in a game. I'm more worried about whether he can take a big hit or not. If Armanti can pass that test, he should be just fine.

Wow he can catch a pass in practice with no pads on and without defensive backs trying to take his head off? That settles it....Armanti Edwards is Jerry rice!!!!!

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:53 PM

I very much remember that, I also know that no player is going to walk away from 14 million $'s.

When we got into the top of the 1st round, Hurney had made his bed, and was going to have to sleep in it....i.e, keeping Pep, paying him a ton, and then getting nothing for him in return.

He was going to play for us this past year, and play well, that much I was sure of.


He knew he was going to lose him at some point so he needed to pull the trigger then or now. He figured getting a fallen first rounder last year and giving him a year experience was better than getting a rookie this year. Hurney is a gambler no doubt, but has been right a lot more then he has been wrong,
I expect with another year in college Brown would have gotten better and bigger likely would have been a first rounder. (3 of the 5 DEs taken in the first round this year were about his size). Instead he got a year of NFL conditioning and experience which is worth much more than he would have gotten if he stayed at Florida State. Some folks at OTAs said he looks stronger and bigger this year.

Everyone is high on Johnson now. Remember that he was a third rounder and considered a project given he was a bit undersized much like Brown. But Johnson has been a big contributer and is expected to start this year. If Brown assumes Johnson's role this year and gets 5 or 6 sacks and in a year or two becomes the starter, I don't find much fault with that. I doubt that anyone we would have drafted this year at 17 would be able to start right away and beat Johnson or Brayton. It takes a year for even the best to figure it out and contribute. I know everyone is excited that this rookie or that is the next best thing, but honestly in a Meeks defense Brown is exactly what they want. When we play primarily passing teams I would expect Brown to possibly start or at least play long stretches. I would take that over another Vernon Gholston.

Edited by panthers55, 07 July 2010 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:54 PM

How old are you man? You sound like a little kid


I know you are but what am I?


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