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Norman Vs. Munnerlyn

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Sadly, I have more confidence in Norman, Butler, Stanford and Thomas than I do in Captain.

Just don't think he has the size, skill or football smarts to be an effective CB.

And yes, I know he's a smart guy, but he doesn't play smart.

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Norman over Capt.

Norman is better suited as the no.2 and Capt as the nickle.

Even though Norman is struggling like how a rookie should be, he has great size. I think Norman just need to play more games so he'll be comfortable. Once he adjust to the speed of the game, that swag of his will be there. Games aint like practices.

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Statistically Cap was one of the worst DBs in the league last year. He shouldn't EVER take the field. And neither should Fua...

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Capt was a lot better his rookie season then he is now. To say he regressed is to put it nicely. He obviously does not put a lot of time in film study cause he seems to get beat again and again. He would have been a avg CB 10 years ago but now you have to be smart not physical.

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norman as a fifth-round rookie at the same level as our starting veteran?

norman has far more upside, and captain has already reached his ceiling. i don't think there's too much of a question here.

Agreed. I can live with a rookie out there making mistakes. What I can't live with is watching the likes of Mike Williams, Julio Jones, and Devry Henderson continue to catch jump balls over Munnerlyn.

I want Munnerlyn in the slot to take away the smaller speed guys.

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Capt is just too big of a liability out there as the #2 CB. If we spend two seasons in a row with him as the starter, it has to be viewed as a serious failure by the front office. Coupled with our mediocre pass rush, I can't imagine our defense becoming anything more than below-average until we fix one of these two major holes. While that's an improvement from last season, it seems that we are at least a year or two away from competing at the level we want to.

Norman looks nice for a 5th rounder and should get a shot, but it's a lot to ask him to play at a high level as a rookie. After falling for the hype on here over guys like Hogan and Butler, I'm not going to expect anything until I see him in a real game.

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This has nothing to do with Sunday night. There's more evidence than just Sunday night to back this up.

Munnerlyn does well in the slot because of his physical nature. I am not sure it has anything to do with the types of receivers he faces. I think it has more to do with where Captain is placed on the field. He can get his hands on them and direct them in a way that benefits him and the defense. With him out on the outside, where he is more isolated, he has trouble covering the receiver when his physical tactics don't work. He just isn't that good of a cover corner. I do think he is a good tackler, good on special teams, and better suited for slot. I also think he does well in the slot because we can use him on blitzes where he seems to do a good job (also takes him out of coverage).

Norman is just the better cover corner. He is around the ball more and with his lankiness he can defend passes a whole lot better. He also has a great attitude when it comes to play CB. He has a swagger that he won't be beat. Even if he does get beat on occasion, I like his confidence.

I think the answer is simple, it has to be Norman.

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I'd go Norman. Ron Ron talks about getting beat up by the older brother. I'm fine with getting beat up but Munnerlyn is never going to grow up, Norman at least has potential.

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Captain is Ricky Manning Jr without the ball skills.

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