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Scouting Jimmy Clausen

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Maybe, but to really make it work you need receivers capable of lots of YAC.

Outside of Smith (and Edwards, in theory) do we really have that?

well, thats where the modified comes in. we have to use the RBs, barnidge, and rosario a whole lot but i think between them that we have enough to make it work.

gettis might be able to fit as well as the WR across form smith. thats a stretch, though. i think he's got the speed/acceleration to pull it off, though. if lafell could hold on to the ball, he wouldn't be a bad option either.

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Clausen has a decent longball for a college quarterback. I'm not convinced it's where it needs to be at the pro level, at least not yet.

His general profile is better suited to a west coast type attack, but we don't run that. Nor do we have the right type of receivers to make it work consistently.

That's not saying we have no chance, mind you. But the gameplan will definitely need to be a good one.

How many starting qb's in the league have a stronger arm than Clausen?

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Clausen has a decent longball for a college quarterback. I'm not convinced it's where it needs to be at the pro level, at least not yet.

His general profile is better suited to a west coast type attack, but we don't run that. Nor do we have the right type of receivers to make it work consistently.

That's not saying we have no chance, mind you. But the gameplan will definitely need to be a good one.

Erm, he has a fantastic long ball considering he was throwing that pass without being able to properly push off his back foot. Two torn tendons in your toe will do that to you.

His arm really isn't an issue at all.

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watching the saints the other night, it seemed at least half of their pass attempts were screen passes(no wonder Brees' completion percentage was so high last year). They can move the ball up and down the field like that then get that big play to Henderson or Meachem down the field. I think we should adjust to those short plays, I just havent seen the deep accuracy from Jimmy yet so those short passes could set him up with confidence early on.

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well, thats where the modified comes in. we have to use the RBs, barnidge, and rosario a whole lot but i think between them that we have enough to make it work.

gettis might be able to fit as well as the WR across form smith. thats a stretch, though. i think he's got the speed/acceleration to pull it off, though. if lafell could hold on to the ball, he wouldn't be a bad option either.

did barnidge even play last week? i had to stream the game and didnt get it til the second quarter and the quality wasnt crystal clear, but i dont remember seeing him or king much, at least passes may not have been directed their ways.

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did barnidge even play last week? i had to stream the game and didnt get it til the second quarter and the quality wasnt crystal clear, but i dont remember seeing him or king much, at least passes may not have been directed their ways.

i remember him being on the field but i don't remember seeing him targeted.

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Referring to the beginning of this well-thought-out post, I would like to put one thing in perspective for all Panther fans who screamed when we did not take a WR in the second round:

There were only 2 WRs drafted between pick #48 and #78, when we selected LaFell. They were Golden Tate at #60 and USC WR Damien Williams at #77, one pick before Lafell.

Assuming that USC WRs have proven to be risky picks and feeling confident that we are not drinking from that well any time soon, Would you rather have Golden Tate or Jimmy Clausen?

Is Golden Tate an upgrade over LaFell? If so, is the difference worth passing on the "most NFL ready QB" in the draft?

I still hear, "We needed a WR--why the hell didn't we draft one in the second?" Well, every one of the players we didn't pick except 2 were on the board in the third.

I would have taken Eric Decker, but the argument about the second round is a mute point.

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Personally, I like our young WR's and I don't understand why everybody is freaking out. I think all this hand wringing over LaFell's hands is overblown and I believe David Gettis was a steal in the 6th round, and he had the Bucs defense beaten for a TD Sunday, but MM failed to get him the ball. That sure as hell wasn't the WR's fault.

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