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It's looking more and more likely that Captain Munnerlyn will start again this season

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#16 AceMan


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:35 AM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

Yes a front good front 7 will improve the secondary, no doubting that but even still Munnerlyn should not be starting week 1(baring injuries).
I expect/hope Norman/Bulter to be CB2 by week 1.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:42 AM

I never saw a realistic chance of Norman coming in and immediately becoming a starter. I don't think the team counted on that in their plans. It may take him a year or more to work into that role and as always there is a chance he may not.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

I don't understand the surprise here.
If you've listened to Rivera's comments on training cam so far he's been real high on Munnerlyn a few times (Steve Smith of the defense etc)
Munnerlyn and LaFell both.

'Course I haven't seen any of the action from cam so it surprises me to read "as bad as he's been in camp" in the OP.

As far as the coach is concerned he's almost certainly locked in the 2nd corner spot:
"I think Captain Munnerlyn has a foothold on (cornerback opposite Chris Gamble) but they’ll still battling it out for the third position."

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

This is no surprise to me.

Expecting otherwise, was foolish at best.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:50 AM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

Maybe during Preseason but once Norman comes back he will have that spot on lockdown in due course. Calm down.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:18 AM

sniff, sniff

i smell dumb people

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

alot of factors could improve munnerlyn's overall play, most have already been mentoned but IMO he struggles most when he plays off wr's instead of crowding them at the line of scrimmage.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

I think having Captain as the default #2 CB is one of the things RR worries about as he tries to fall asleep at night.

He is saying good things about him, as he knows he may have no choice but to start Captain. That doesn't mean he is happy about it.

We should be a bit better on D thanks to Beason/Kuechly/Edwards, but we are still probably a year away from serious contention unless we get a much stronger performance from our secondary.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

Oh look another thead about predicting who is going to start before the first pre-season game has been played......

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

Why is it looking more and more likely that Captain will be the starter? Because panthers.com wrote a couple fluff pieces on him? Or is it because the 5th rounder who already had the inside track on him in mini camp is nursing his hamstring? He's a hard worker and I Absolutely love his attitude. its great that he feels so confident but we have better options that will arise in training camp for the # 2 job.

I personally am not sold on Hogan, but think Norman or Butler will overtake the starting job from him by week 1.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

It's OK, Josh Norman will pass him as soon as he gets more reps.

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