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Luke Kuechly - The Right Choice

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#49 xclr82xtc


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

i think the kid COULD BE a great pick.. but i looked at ALOT of his tape last night. most of his tackles were 5+ yards up the field. Not alot of pash rushing (but thats not what we got him for) I say put him in the middle. The big boys will pass rush on the edges and if someone does run up the middle, he will be there. Hes gonna need some work though. gotta get his aggression up.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

Great against the run and can cover TE's. Nuff said.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

just stating facts


See those stars? That's impressive.

Neither of you picked up on my sarcasm? I was saying it's not impressive that he's smarter than people on this board because it's not hard to be smarter than dumb asshat level 99.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:05 AM

One thing Rivera knows is defense. He knows what he's doing. I trust his picks.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:37 AM

yeah if kuechly can stay motivated and stay out of trouble he could be pretty good

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

quote from the Luke.

"You've got to be humble because you've got to start over again. You can't come in with an overly big head because you haven't done anything yet."

Must not have seen Cam last year. :)

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:17 AM

I am glad most people are jumping on the bandwagon and seeing what I have been saying for a month. He is going to be the best linebacker on the team in a year or two once he learns the ropes. In the meantime he will be a good starter and contribute a lot. That assumes that Beason comes back 100% and returns to pro bowl form.
For those who don't like the pick and have reservations, just keep an open mind and see what players themselves say about him in minicamps and in training camp. He is going to be an impact player. As for the other picks, I think we had a solid draft. Did we pick a lot of who I wanted??? Really Kuechly and Adams were the ones I was lobbying for in the rounds we got them. The rest were not my favorites but that is why I am on this message board and they do it for a living. I have to say I think we addressed our biggest needs.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

Kuechly was a fantastic pick. From an article from the NOLA paper:

"The Panthers were thinking similar thoughts when they selected Kuechly two spots later.
Kuechly was widely regarded as the best linebacker in the draft. He's known for his coverage ability. Mayock called him "the best pure zone drop pass linebacker I've ever seen on tape."
You don't think the Panthers were thinking about Graham when they took Kuechly? Graham averaged eight catches for 113 yards in two wins against the Panthers last season. Kuechly is essentially a one-man Graham cracker, a guy whose specialty is dropping into coverage against opposing tight ends."

People compain about the secondary but I still maintain pass coverage by the LB's last year was the worst part of the defense as a whole. It sucked all year long- the run defense progressively got better

Kuechly hopefully is going to go a long way towards helping that along with a healthy Beason and Davis. James Anderson was by far the best tackling LB we had last year.

I could see the starting LB's being Anderson (SLB), Beason hopefully will stay at (MLB), and Kuechly at (WLB).

Davis can come in on 3rd downs for pass coverage/ blitz. I could also see Rivera putting all 4 out there on passing downs with a 3 man front.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

Well I think if Beason have not had the injury he had we would have not made the pick in the 1st. I do find it interesting in the division regarding DT. Most so called experts and Panthers fans thought DT is a major need and we still passed on a good one in the 2nd.I think Rivera saw something with Nesbit Kerse and Shirley at the end of the season. I personally feel cb is still the biggest question.I think we need someone as the 2nd cb but again Rivera must see something else.I guess.Lets hope Gamble stays healthy .