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#61 bleys

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

Those fines he received really seemed to take away much of his aggressiveness. I do think he is still struggling to learn this defense, but he seemed to be playing much more tentitively this year. Nevertheless, this is his make or break year...and I don't mean he gets another season, I mean this offseason and training camp.



that doesn't explain his coverage skills... and also, you see players get fined over and over again because you can't force FOOTBALL out of them, so Martin is going to turn Deon Sanders? sounds like a bigger issue than just being worried about fines.. and regardless, if he makes tackles, he gets paid..


now I know everyone wants to ignore this, but the last 2 games (maybe 3) I have noticed some hard hits from Martin.. they only happened maybe 2 times a game, but allow me to digress..

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

that doesn't explain his coverage skills... and also, you see players get fined over and over again because you can't force FOOTBALL out of them, so Martin is going to turn Deon Sanders? sounds like a bigger issue than just being worried about fines.. and regardless, if he makes tackles, he gets paid..


now I know everyone wants to ignore this, but the last 2 games (maybe 3) I have noticed some hard hits from Martin.. they only happened maybe 2 times a game, but allow me to digress..

No, it doesn't explain everything. But it is a piece of the puzzle as to why he seems to have regressed. Also, I wouldn't compare him to any other player either. Yes, other players handle fines and rebukes without their game being impacted, yet, I do think it has effected Martin. Unfortunately, that might be an indication of a lack of inner strength and mental toughness...which may be the most concerning aspect.

No matter the cause, Sherrod has to step up or he will be shipped out (at least from the starting lineup)...I think the gauntlet has clearly been thrown.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

The crazy thing about Martin is the Saints game wasnt the first time he gave up a big play at the end of the half for a TD like that. Remember the Jacksonville game when that wr caught that hail mary from Gabbert short of the end zone but he managed to run it in because Martin missed on the tackle. Smh, right now i just dont know how anybody can justify him starting next year, he has taken too many steps back in a short amount of time. He definitely needs to be re-evaluated tho.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

watching that SoundFX, he got picked on all day.. gave up 3 TDs in the air, could have saved a 4th if he hadn't taken (what appears to be) a bad angle...

if we expect to be a playoff team, the coaching staff better expect him to grow by leaps and bounds or look for a better solution..

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:37 PM

So who are the "tough" players that would be on the board at 8/9?


Riley Reiff, OT
Maybe not Jonathan Martin
Dre Kirkpatrick.CB
Longshot: Kuechly LB


That word makes you think defense, doesn't it?
Do you guys really thing the Panthers have any idea yet? Is it like Richardson to get involved?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

The crazy thing about Martin is the Saints game wasnt the first time he gave up a big play at the end of the half for a TD like that. Remember the Jacksonville game when that wr caught that hail mary from Gabbert short of the end zone but he managed to run it in because Martin missed on the tackle. Smh, right now i just dont know how anybody can justify him starting next year, he has taken too many steps back in a short amount of time. He definitely needs to be re-evaluated tho.


I have been griping about Martin all year.
Poor tackling
Poor angles
Slow reaction time
Slow helping over top
Stupid (football sense)
Very Stoopid

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

Panther draft:
1. Dre Kirkpatrick CB
2. Markelle Martin S

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

uhh, Jake Delhomme was a free agent, and he took them to the superbowl.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

We can build depth there but we need a starting safety. We just got hogan who showed alot of promise at the end of the season. Our higher draft picks would be better used on other needs than corner.

Just saying, how often does a safety have first round talent. How would you like to have an "ed reed" roaming the back field?


I really feel like Hogan will be starting next year, or at least have the opportunity to lose the job should we draft a CB high in the draft.. he has the edge over a rookie and from what little I've seen, it's been solid.. with more experience, I only expect him to improve on that..

Munnerlyn is a decent option at nickle.. Butler too..



I would think they have to try it before they release a decent draft pick... at least the start of TC..


Hogan played in the last two games in which we gave up 275 to Freeman and 400 to Brees. Hard for me to catch the games here so I don't know how Hogan did individually but I think it's too early to pencil Hogan in as a starter when the secondary as a whole did terrible.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

Hogan played in the last two games in which we gave up 275 to Freeman and 400 to Brees. Hard for me to catch the games here so I don't know how Hogan did individually but I think it's too early to pencil Hogan in as a starter when the secondary as a whole did terrible.


Martin (responsible for 3 TDs) got abused all day, as well as our LBers... By that logic, Gamble isn't a good corner either. Hogan has played very well anytime I've seen him at #2..

I'm confident he'll be starting next year and will play well for us...

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

Leaving the safety discussion for a moment...

Anyone else noticed that Richardson has talked more this year about putting an exciting offense on the field than he has about wins? I don't know that this is significant as I know that coaches are ultimately graded on W's, but it is a change for JR.

So as long as JR is around, expect a strong emphasis on offense.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:24 PM

Leaving the safety discussion for a moment...

Anyone else noticed that Richardson has talked more this year about putting an exciting offense on the field than he has about wins? I don't know that this is significant as I know that coaches are ultimately graded on W's, but it is a change for JR.

So as long as JR is around, expect a strong emphasis on offense.


JR said it plain and simple, if you score 35 points and lose people feel better than scoring 7 points and losing. Obviously wins are most important but how much better did most people feel when we lost this year versus last year? He is obviously in the business of filling seats and selling tickets.

I am sure that he is going to do everything he can to fix the defense this season though. That is one of the reasons he hired Rivera to begin with.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

With Rivera coming in, I expected a pretty strong defense, not so much on offense right away. I was way off.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:43 PM

Martin (responsible for 3 TDs) got abused all day, as well as our LBers... By that logic, Gamble isn't a good corner either. Hogan has played very well anytime I've seen him at #2..

I'm confident he'll be starting next year and will play well for us...


Gamble has a history, we have seen a lot of games with him. You have probably seen more of Hogan than me so you would be a better judge. I'm not saying he sucks or he won't be given a shot, I just don't think right now we should count on him starting based on such a small sample size. Just look at last year, so many people wanted Captain to start based on the games he played when Gamble was out and we see how that turned out.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:44 PM

I am sure that he is going to do everything he can to fix the defense this season though. That is one of the reasons he hired Rivera to begin with.


Jerry has always had a strong preference for head coaches with defensive backgrounds.

Does anyone remember him ever talking about that? Why is it, philosophically, that he believes in a defensive head coach?


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