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Is it time to give up on Jeff Otah?

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AE might be a wasted roster spot. However, Right now I cant think of any back up quarterbacks that might possibly be available to us, who know our system as well as Anderson and Clausen do and who the coaches know the capabilities of and can strategize plays around - why would we want to get rid of Clausen at this point when if Cam suffers a major injury , Clausen is the next guy in line after Anderson - hell we dont even know if Anderson will beat clausen out this year for # 2.? Some of you people just dont think logically.

Clausen has no purpose here. He can't even be groomed to replace DA as a backup. Spot is better suited for a young nobody who might fit the scheme for grooming

Thinking Clausen will ever fit in an offense built around the deep ball isn't logical

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Clausen has no purpose here. He can't even be groomed to replace DA as a backup. Spot is better suited for a young nobody who might fit the scheme for grooming

2/3 of the playbook would have to be taken out (everything that involves the QB running or throwing the ball more than 15 yards) to allow clausen to step in.

he just doesn't fit what the team does.

at least AE has a bit of potential to build on and has somewhat of a skillset that would fit the offense. clausen can't say that.

i'd actually feel better with AE being the 3rd QB in addition to whatever else he can manage to do without screwing up rather than risk clausen stepping up behind center.

i really don't want to see that again.

i'm sure he's a swell guy and a hard worker or whatever, but his time is done here. he has outlasted any usefulness he could have here.

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I think so. Byron Bell seems like he's going to develop into the full time starter.

All the guys on the team seem to really like him too, some of the guys call him "The Next Orlando Pace".

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I think so. Byron Bell seems like he's going to develop into the full time starter.

All the guys on the team seem to really like him to, some of the guys call him "The Next Orlando Pace".

lol, the next Pace? They are either being sarcastic or smoking crack. Bell displayed probably the worst T play we have seen in Carolina history.

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My post came from the perspective of a fan. Clearly we cannot make Marty Hurney cut him but should we mentally write him off as a wasted pick and move on to plan B. Or should I keep my hopes of a big mauling RT that can move DEs off your television screen. It becomes a question of mental health as we've been let down for three straight years.

umm no.

mental health is a factor when coming back from injury, especially one that was re-aggravated by coming back from injury too early once before, but JO is not recovering from a mental health problem. He was injured and he is now rehabbing an injury.

As far as personally writing him off, go ahead. Or don't. It does not matter one way or the other what any fan like you or I or anybody else does "personally" All that matters is what he can do and what the Panthers do once he shows exactly that. And, as stated, what is the point in making that decision now? He's under contract and the law has been laid down as far as what he has to produce. What is the point of writing him off before the end of June?

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lol, the next Pace? They are either being sarcastic or smoking crack. Bell displayed probably the worst T play we have seen in Carolina history.

That statement is so false it hurts. Just saying his teammates like him and see his potential, breathe.

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He's got injury problems and a lack of motivation at times, he's not terminally ill or dying.

No reason to give up on a first round pick unless they are just flat out busts due to lack of talent.

Otah does not lack talent, he has plenty of it; he just needs to be pushed and needs to get healthy.

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That statement is so false it hurts. Just saying his teammates like him and see his potential, breathe.

If it is so false then you can easily name one example of worse T play....anyone worse was benched

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if he can outright win the starting gig from otah with otah being healthy....i'm totally cool with that. i don't care where either guy was drafted. at this point it's irrelevant and, imo, people get too hung up on that. if bell does win that then otah could finish his last year here as a backup....which would be awesome on it's own. otah is good at what he does. as a backup it would mean the panthers have an absolutely amazing Oline.

i just have my doubts that bell could be dominant as an OT. i think he will be better than last year...and that last year he was playing like a rookie being asked to start on the oline (they all play like they have skates on their feet).

i'm just thinking that otah...in those moments that he's healthy...is one of the best. i'm hoping that he can be healthy enough to help out.

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I'd say that we give him a chance through OTA's and Preseason. Our decision should be made by the final Preseason game!

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If it is so false then you can easily name one example of worse T play....anyone worse was benched

Byron Bell was starting because our first round draft pick was injured, again. Bell was a rookie UDFA, and was part of the offensive line that helped Cam Newton have the most impressive rookie season in NFL history.

I'm not gonna sit here and name guys for you to compare to Bell, but I saw some shitty tackle play. And you didn't say starter at first so that means out of ANY tackle we've in our history that's played a snap, you think Bell was the worst lol.

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in bell we trust

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