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Carolina Panthers Roster cuts

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This place is going to need some strong medication to get over the likliehood I see fo the team sticking with Mare.

It was Mare's job to lose and he hasn't lost it... Medlock is as good as gone.

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I think Mare will end up staying as well. Medlock's got a pitiful kickoff leg - I have no idea why, but he can barely get it to cross the endzone. Given our kickoff coverage (or lack thereof, especially last night), booting it out of the endzone is actually pretty valuable.

I just hope they give him the benefit of the doubt or one of the Ps can actually kickoff instead. But, it is extremely unnerving each kickoff... It feels like the opposing returner is always one guy away from a TD, and that goes for Mare too when they don't go out of the endzone.

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Did he get 2 sacks last night? I didn't notice. He's already had several this preseason.

It looks like Keiser officially got 1.5 sacks last night. I didn't realize one of his sacks was a split sack with Frank Alexander. I thought Frank got there a little late.. didn't think he deserved the half sack.

I am pretty sure Keiser leads the team with preseason sacks.

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You may be right. It's a horrible dilemma for the fanbase when each time he trots out there 90% of us are hoping he misses so they will cut him... I just don't think he'll ever win over the fans even if he came in and was lights out this year, which I don't see happening anyway considering he can't kick beyond 50 yards and is iffy from 40 and in.

It's why I put no credence into anything our media says. We had Reed or whoever saying that Medlock had a noticably stronger leg yet he can't kick off for shiit. I just didn't see Medlock distinguish himself in any way.

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I think harris may have outplayed nortman but not enough that we would cut a guy that we used a pick on

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It was Mare's job to lose and he hasn't lost it... Medlock is as good as gone.

Mare didn't lose the job, but I do think Medlock 'won it'. Both kickers have kicked 100% accuracy in the 3 preseason games. However, Medlock has had the longer FG attempts and has been deadly. Mare has the stronger kickoff leg, but we can't afford to lose Medlocks (approx. 5 yard) range difference on FGs.

I figure Mare's range is about 48, and Medlock is 53.

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If the coverage holds up on kickoffs, I don't see why you don't go with Medlock. You're risking giving up 7 on a kickoff, but how many points could we be losing if we keep Mare due to missed FGs and having to punt because he can't reach the goalposts?

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Be on the look out for opposing CBs that are cut as well.

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Also wanted to ask anyone that has been to a game so far... Is it that Medlock's kickoffs are just "short" or are they short because they have more hangtime? If it's because he's kicking it higher than he should be the guy regardless because it simply means our coverage sucks either way.

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Cut the jimmeh and keep both kickers. One for FGs and one for kick offs

Lol

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It's why I put no credence into anything our media says. We had Reed or whoever saying that Medlock had a noticably stronger leg yet he can't kick off for shiit. I just didn't see Medlock distinguish himself in any way.

Medlock most definitely has a stronger leg when it comes to field goals. Mare has a better leg when it comes to kickoffs, but he couldn't hit a 50+ FG to save his life....it'll all come down to which the staff thinks is more important.

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Like I said in another thread, I think Mare is retained based on his kickoff ability, but I think they tell Medlock to be ready b/c Mare has run out of chances.

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