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Report: LaFell to move to #2 WR spot vs. Colts

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[url]http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/16239924[/url]

I still can't believe that LaFell didn't warrant enough confidence to get the #2 spot from the beginning of the season.

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Legatron may never get it back

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He's only moving up because Naanee is injured.

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lets hope he stays there

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Hope he does well.. If he really puts on a show it might be hard for lego to get it back, just like IRV said.

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Take the spot!

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I have just had this feeling all season that they really dont have that much confidence in Lafell despite how well he is playing.

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what i dont understand is that rivera says hes been using this year to evaluate and develop our young players, but lafell hasnt been getting the playing time he needs to do that. he likes naanee for his blocking, so i dont understand why keeps him out there more for his blocking skills when we pass 70% of the time..
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I'd like for you to provide me with a source where Rivera said he likes Naanee for his blocking.

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[quote name='Cat'sGrowl']I'd like for you to provide me with a source where Rivera said he likes Naanee for his blocking.[/QUOTE]

Do you need a source? All you have to do is watch the games and you can tell he is the best blocking WR on the team.

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Only problem with Lafell going to #2 is he will be running much shorter routes now. It seems his best ability is the deep routes.

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i dont have a link cause i seen it on my panthers app on my droid..

"on how naanee has done as the number 2 wide receiver: 'he has done exactly what you want. the biggest thing about the way our receivers are used is we have them block downfield. hes an aggressive guy. he was a big part of what he had done in terms of running the ball in san diego, and he came in and fit that bill right off that bat. secondly, you look for that complimentary receiver to steve (smith), your go to guy. and legedu has been that guy as well.'"

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[quote name='rainwater']Do you need a source? All you have to do is watch the games and you can tell he is the best blocking WR on the team.[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure why I'm even bothering to answer something that's so obviously misinformed, but I will do it anyways.

Legedu is far and away from being the best blocker on this team. Steve Smith is a premier blocker in this league, and Lafell was drafted by the Fox regime because of his abilities as a run blocker, and he has lived up to that reputation, even as a rookie.

I'm going to go ahead and assume you formulated your opinion as a justification for why you thought Legedu was playing over Lafell, so I will go ahead and give you the answer to that as well.
Naanee is more familiar with the offensive system we run, and a color analyst for one of our games a few weeks ago suggested Lafell was still learning the new playbook, but it certainly has nothing to do with their respective run blocking abilities, I know that because I DO watch the games, in responding to you suggesting that I do not.

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do you have a hard on for greg olsen bro?

just curious

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[quote name='PLO MOE']do you have a hard on for greg olsen bro?

just curious[/QUOTE]

Only if you don't have a hard on for making stupid remarks then trying shift the conversation to personal insults when confronted with the facts that obliterate your misinformed opinion.
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[quote name='rainwater']Only problem with Lafell going to #2 is he will be running much shorter routes now. It seems his best ability is the deep routes.[/QUOTE]

I think it's more fitting for LaFell's abilities to run short to intermediate routes. I think he's great over the middle and on jump balls. LaFell isn't a deep threat receiver, he runs a 4.5 forty. Remember that catch at the end of the Vikings game, it was a big one but he doesn't have top end speed.

I hope he does well enough to stay in there at the two. This passing offense needs a spark. Ultimately I think we need a true deep threat like Gettis in order to become a truly potent offense. As of now, Smith is the only guy who can scare defenses in the intermediate and deep routes.

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i wouldnt say misinformed because i quoted exactly what rivera said. apperently your the one assuming that you "KNOW" what your talking about. theres a difference between your theories and what the current HEAD COACH is saying. you didnt obliterate anything you idiot, stop trying to sound smart.

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[quote name='Cat'sGrowl']Only if you don't have a hard on for making stupid remarks then trying shift the conversation to personal insults when confronted with the facts that obliterate your misinformed opinion.[/QUOTE]

Welcome to the new and disproved huddle. A good conversation side tracked. I miss the old days. My attitude is growing piss poor. I need to leave again.
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Do we run enough to the outside for a wr's blocking abilities to be the the most important factor in deciding who starts? I understood the importance under Fox, but now (while it is a factor) it shouldn't be as important as a receiver's ability to make plays in the passing game.

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[quote name='ThPantherFan']Welcome to the new and disproved huddle. A good conversation side tracked. I miss the old days. My attitude is growing piss poor. I need to leave again.[/QUOTE]

Guess i missed the glory days or whatever. :eek:
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It has been stated over and over an over again that Naanee was starting because of his familiarity with the play book. It has been stated by the the coaching staff and others that he has helped in the huddle to let everyone know what they are supposed to be doing. He was starting to help Cam adjust to this offense by giving him a knowledgeable crutch in the huddle and a receiver he could rely on to always be in his correct spot in routes.

It has nothing to do with overall ability with ANYTHING, blocking, route running, ellusiveness, nada.
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[quote name='ShutDwn']I think it's more fitting for LaFell's abilities to run short to intermediate routes. I think he's great over the middle and on jump balls. LaFell isn't a deep threat receiver, he runs a 4.5 forty. Remember that catch at the end of the Vikings game, it was a big one but he doesn't have top end speed.

I hope he does well enough to stay in there at the two. This passing offense needs a spark. Ultimately I think we need a true deep threat like Gettis in order to become a truly potent offense. As of now, Smith is the only guy who can scare defenses in the intermediate and deep routes.[/QUOTE]

Interesting analysis given thart LaFell is averaging 16.4 yards per catch which is second on the team and way ahead of Nannee or anyone else not named Steve Smith. He is actually a oretty good deep threat and has made some big third down catches deep down the field. Deep threats don't necessarily have to have top end speed. They do need to be able to jump for the ball and have good body control.
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[quote name='Davidson Deac II']Do we run enough to the outside for a wr's blocking abilities to be the the most important factor in deciding who starts? I understood the importance under Fox, but now (while it is a factor) it shouldn't be as important as a receiver's ability to make plays in the passing game.[/QUOTE]

thats what i was trying to stress before the olsen fan boy decided to intervene and act like he knows anything

i fuggin hate mr know-it-alls

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Back on track. Some good reads.

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[quote name='Floppin']It has been stated over and over an over again that Naanee was starting because of his familiarity with the play book. It has been stated by the the coaching staff and others that he has helped in the huddle to let everyone know what they are supposed to be doing. He was starting to help Cam adjust to this offense by giving him a knowledgeable crutch in the huddle and a receiver he could rely on to always be in his correct spot in routes.

It has nothing to do with overall ability with ANYTHING, blocking, route running, ellusiveness, nada.[/QUOTE]

im not arguing with anyone on that. i simply quoted coach rivera on what he said.. im sure its a combo of both

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