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Catman's mini-camp practice observations...

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Guys I'm having fun reading this as much as anyone but don't get to caught up in Norman and Hogan. As Allen Iverson would say it's practice! The reciever is always going to have an advantage when it's single coverage with infinite time.

That's a good point about Cam running. There was no contact but he couldn't find recievers on a few plays. I'm not worried at all the Panthers had us doom and gloom over the preseason last year and then they opened the playbook for week 1.

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Is Hardy playing more inside this year? He'll probably be 300 by camp, a 300 pound 4-3 DE?

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I only saw him line up outside but moving inside would probably be in a blitz scenario. They aren't going to show many blitzes in open practice.

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Is Hardy playing more inside this year? He'll probably be 300 by camp, a 300 pound 4-3 DE?

Yes Hardy can move inside. CJ as well. In certain situations. I like how Hardy looks right now. He definitely has the frame to handle the extra lbs.

Imo, Hardy is not going to do anything to hinder his Beast mode. If he feels he can be effective at this weight, and Rivera is on board as well, I say bring it on MFers.

One more thought, this will be his third year. The year most players seem to make thier biggest improvement. All things seem to be aligning quite nicely at the moment. This is also year three for Lafell and Gettis. And I guess we can throw in Butler as well. I think it should be reasonable to expect bigger things from these guys at this stage of their careers.

Ah, good times a'comin'. And GOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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From Panthers.com

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Hardy is called the kraken for good reason

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Reggie White was 300+ or around that throughout his career.

Of course, Reggie White is the greatest defensive player of all-time and I wouldn't compare Hardy to him or anything. But it can be done if Hardy still has an explosive first step and gives tackles a great punch/club.

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How did Silatolu look?

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Yes, different build... anyone who doubts he weighs 299 should look at the pic I posted of him next to Fua and McClain (who are both 300 lb + guys).

McClain isn't 300+

Fua is barely over it

name a 43 DE that is 300 lbs worth a poo. Name a single one in Panther history (even a bad one)

Kid ain't 300. If he is anywhere close he would need to slim way down....

This illusion that Hardy is going to be a 300 lb DE this year shouldn't have this many believing it

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Yes Hardy can move inside. CJ as well. In certain situations. I like how Hardy looks right now. He definitely has the frame to handle the extra lbs.

Imo, Hardy is not going to do anything to hinder his Beast mode. If he feels he can be effective at this weight, and Rivera is on board as well, I say bring it on MFers.

One more thought, this will be his third year. The year most players seem to make thier biggest improvement. All things seem to be aligning quite nicely at the moment. This is also year three for Lafell and Gettis. And I guess we can throw in Butler as well. I think it should be reasonable to expect bigger things from these guys at this stage of their careers.

Ah, good times a'comin'. And GOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Why in the world would you want to put your best DE at the DT at anytime of the game. CJ will be on the outside 99% of time. Ain't saying he might not play inside one of 2 plays per game. But been in the inside ain't going to happen very much. To much of a risk of him getting hurt at a postion he is not playing at.

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anyone know why gamble wasn't running in the 7 on seven drills?

I asked Norwood on twitter just a little while ago. He said gamble is fine. So there is nothing to be concern about.
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Reggie White was 300+ or around that throughout his career.

Of course, Reggie White is the greatest defensive player of all-time and I wouldn't compare Hardy to him or anything. But it can be done if Hardy still has an explosive first step and gives tackles a great punch/club.

Reggie also straight up played DT early on....and still was more in the 285-295 range most of his career.

In today's NFL, 275 is a normal range....and Rivera didn't like Hardy being slightly over that last year.

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