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Tattoorhino's thoughts from practice tonight 8/10

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I'm a Godfrey fan and all the critisism he gets kills me. He is out of position some, but this is his third year with his third different DC after leaving Iowa as a CB. He's a hard hitting, fast kid who, with the right system can be a stud at S for us, IMO.

He had a much better season than previous ones last year after the first few games. I'm confident about our starting safety tandem, and think they can be possibly one of the most dominant in the league soon.

I think looking back and analyzing some of the stats we've seen since last season, Godfrey may have been getting a bad wrap as a result of playing on the same side as Marshall, who gave up way too much behind him in the zones or just flat out got beat.

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:frown:

I am really hoping Gettis is gonna be ok.

On the flipside, I hope Jimmy makes the most of his PT on Saturday because the odds are stacked against him. Hate that people boo a kid who is only trying his best.

With that being said, I really hope this disorganized offense can get into the endzone...we all need a touchdown to talk about!

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He had a much better season than previous ones last year after the first few games. I'm confident about our starting safety tandem, and think they can be possibly one of the most dominant in the league soon.

I think looking back and analyzing some of the stats we've seen since last season, Godfrey may have been getting a bad wrap as a result of playing on the same side as Marshall, who gave up way too much behind him in the zones or just flat out got beat.

Yeah, and a lot of problems in the secondary last year were due to only having one Charles Johnson. It's a whole other ball game when QB's actually face pressure and can't just step up in the pocket, sip their fresh brewed tea and eventually throw the ball downfield. I really think Rivera and McDermott are going to bring the best out of our personnel. Though I expect an ugly, inconsistent year I can genuinely say this is the most excited I've ever been.

It could all be for naught, but I'm all in.

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funny how it has nothing to do with being a beast in practice, but what this shows is that he's encouraging the people on that side of the ball who are making plays. That's not a practice thing.

Yeah I guess you're right. The point I was trying to make though, is that I don't care for loud guys unless they can back it up in a game, but since he hasn't played a down for us yet, I'll just reserve all judgement.

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Yeah I guess you're right. The point I was trying to make though, is that I don't care for loud guys unless they can back it up in a game, but since he hasn't played a down for us yet, I'll just reserve all judgement.

I agree to a point, but even bench warmers can serve as motivators.

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I maybe even more excited about our defense. We already had talent but Fox didn't build a system that capitalized on what our guys do well. He forced them to do what his defense called for... I knew when we brought in Riv and then McD from Philly, our defense was gonna be aggressive, hard-nosed, and will dictate the offense, rather than let the offense dictate us.

I've been a huge fan of the Jim Johnson system FOREVER and put it up there with LeBeau's and Ryan's, any day.

I am excited about the D also, but this attacking style of defense is going to result in a lot of big plays (both positive and negative). We're gonna get burned from time to time just as a result of the scheme.

One thing I am sure of...it's going to be a lot more fun to watch than the Turgo/Fox defenses.

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I am excited about the D also, but this attacking style of defense is going to result in a lot of big plays (both positive and negative). We're gonna get burned from time to time just as a result of the scheme.

One thing I am sure of...it's going to be a lot more fun to watch than the Turgo/Fox defenses.

While it is possible that we could get burned for some big plays as a result of this new style, it's also possible that we can completely dominate with it... Those are the games I'm looking forward to.

Kind of like how they made us look on the season opener in 09, lol.

And as JOAT mentioned above, the pressure is gonna make a huge difference in defending the pass, so it could actually prevent some of the big plays that we've been giving up as long as we get to the QB.

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I knew deciding to follow you on twitter was a good decision. Love the tweets and the updates here!

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ok guys, here are few more items you might find interesting.

1. Our offense needs alot of work. I really like the different packages they are trying to install but lets face it right now. 3 weeks will not be enough no matter how hard they work. The good news is we do have some really exciting things that will score points provided we can get some constant consistency which isnt even close right now.

2. this has already been said a million times but it is worth repeating the Chicago Bears were IDIOTS to let Olsen go. The way he plays would have been worth a first round pick easy. He is playing with a chip on his shoulder bigger than Steve Smiths and I like it alot.

3. Ziembe played with the first squad in place of Otah and never missed a beat. He mauled everyone either side he was on and I am really impressed with him. I saw him block a guy 10 yards back past the play like the guy was a high school football player who's parents made him play.

4. Cam has a way to go but he will get there. Tonight may have been the worst I have ever seen him, but the cool thing was whenever he was out of the huddle whatever problem he had he was out working on it. He would throw until it was his time to go back in and he would be taking snap after snap if he fumbled a snap. The young man really just wants to get better and you have to appreciate and respect that.

5. Jimmy Clausen looked pretty decent all around to night and the real proof was with the crowd that was there tonight not one boo. As much as I would like to believe a classier group showed up I have to believe it was jimmy doing what he needed to. He will start in my opinion against the Giants.

6. Our defense is nasty. When we blitzed, Charles Johnson got to the qb almost everytime and from out of no where. Lots of crossing and misdirection and it was the most exciting I have seen our defense in a long time. We will be scoring some points this year on defense for sure. Fua and Irvin in the middle did a great job against the run and held the first string to almost NO yards. The LB's worked there butts off tonight and every night that I have watched them. They have a huge chip also and a foul taste in there mouth that only some really good hits on some opposing QBs will begin to satisfy. Matt Ryan and Drew Brees, the vanilla taste you have been used to will get you killed this year. Better study up guys unless you wanna be eating your meals through a straw. I love it!

7. Ok I have been hard on Lafelle lately but tonight he looked really good. If he could work that hard eveyday he would be #3, Naanee is a solid number 2 in my book and he looked great tonight. Made the best diving catch of the night with both feet in. I like that guy for sure.

8. Derek Anderson looked the most comfortable in the huddle and behind center tonight of all the QBs and made some great passes from the pocket. To me he just looks like ok here we go and he acts as if what the hell I got nothing to lose. But he was solid tonight.

9. We should be night and day different in special teams this year. I have never seen them work so long on punts and kicks in my life. And the coach doesnt let any of the slide. He works all of them and he works them hard. We should actually have pretty good field position this year for sure.

10. I really like Sutton. He is a blast to chat with and he is a pretty darn good back. I the we need a nickname for 4 backs because each of them is pretty darn good.

11. Goodson looks to be twice as fast after catching a punt than Armanti or Lafelle. Armanti seems to catch it with the best touch of any of them and I wouldnt worry one bit about him dropping anything. He did work his butt off during the off season and it shows back there.

12. I really enjoy watching Gaither fire everyone up. when the defense was making plays he was hooping and hollering and it seemed to keep them wanting more. He will be a great leader on game day and in the locker room.

If you have any questions ask me and if I remember or I didnt see it I will let you know. I will be back tomorrow night so follow me on twitter and youll get every play. @tattoorhino.

Have a great night Panther fans!

Thanks Brian

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Awesome write up Tattoorhino, thanks for the read, champ!

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That's good to hear about Gaither.

I remember when Jase used to beat him up in high school and take his lunch money.

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great to hear about Ziemba, Fua, Olsen and Nanee- sounds like we made some good moves in the off season! Loking forward to the season!

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