Little Dwayne, all grown up
Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:50 AM
In short, he sounded mature, which is something the 23-year-old had never before been accused of.
Gone were a lot of the tired cliches, the stock lines he used to use to explain away his shortcomings -- which were numerous.
"I don't want to say I regret (the way he handled himself)," Jarrett said. "I just wasn't aware."
That sums up his first three years here. But this camp, he's been a completely different player, looking more assertive on the field.
Getting him out there would be huge, and he's showing sings of finally delivering returns on the Panthers' four-year investment.
He's catching everything in practice, and with his size, could become a valuable tool for QB Matt Moore.
Another quick highlight: Receivers coach Tyke Tolbert raves about him, but discussing his size advantage, said "he doesn't have to be open to be open."
Stay tuned for more.
— Darin Gantt
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:28 AM
we have entirely too many opinions and fail to just watch the game and let the guys who get paid to put rosters together, do their job... without bitching, every f**king second...
don't get me wrong, we need a WR... and that's mainly the reason we have such contempt towards him.. but he is a young fella, and he's not wasting a roster spot to keep Gettis on the team.. lol
we need him to get it done.. but I don't feel right criticizing a 23 year old for not acting 30, when I was 23 and no where near living up to what these guys are expected..
granted, "thats why they get paid the big money".. but a human brain only adapts so fast.. some faster than others.. I get it when Gantt reports that Jarrett is just now catching on.. A learning curve can't be forced but so fast..
Edited by bleys, 15 August 2010 - 11:33 AM.