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Don't forget about Tyler Thigpen. Too bad the Bills cut Vince Young instead of Thigpen because I would have loved to have Thig as the 3rd QB.

I would not mind Young being our 3rd QB. Yea he sucks but not like pickles does.

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i agree he is done at WR but Jimmy clausen is more urgent imo....I'd rather edwards be 3rd QB or practice squad. Jimmy is scared to throw deep. screen passes and all that eating dirt is useless...more useless than edwards. at least when edwards throws, there is slight excitement. with jimmy, it seems like david carr 2.0. smh

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Don't forget about Tyler Thigpen. Too bad the Bills cut Vince Young instead of Thigpen because I would have loved to have Thig as the 3rd QB.

But, Tyler Thigpen went to a "fake football school."

I too like Thigpen and would prefer him over Clausen.

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I would not mind Young being our 3rd QB. Yea he sucks but not like pickles does.

we don't need any crazy people on this team.

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I don't really have an opinion on the Armanti issue, I want the best players on the squad regardless. However, I have a few thoughts as to why I think he makes the team.

1) The numbers game. As I recall Hurney has said we will likely keep 6-7 receivers on the roster, we recently cut down to 9. Smith, LaFell, Murphy, Pilares, and Adams are all in, so that leaves 1 - Maybe 2 - spots. Though I'm pleased that my favorite undrafted receivers (Bryant and Green) have made it this far, neither have shown anything (yet) to make me think they're any more than practice squad additions. So if we do keep 7 guys, I have to think that both Tutu and Edwards are the two, while Bryant and Green hit the practice squad. And with as bad as Tutu has been, Armanti could possibly make it if they only keep 6.

2) KR/PR. Are we really arguing over the 6th (or 7th) receiver on the depth chart? If we get that far down the depth chart, either we're in a blowout or someone has been injured. Even if one of the guys get injured, how many snaps is the 5th WR gonna see? That said, if one of the top 5 receivers do get injured, there's a 40% chance (Pilares or Adams) that it was either our kick or punt returner. In that case Edwards' value wouldn't be as much as a replacement receiver, but as a second-string KR/PR.

3) QB. OH NOES HOW DARE HE INSINUATE HE TAKE SNAPS FROM CAM #APPSTATEHOMERHUDDLELOGICHASHTAGCAM! Well, believe it or not, Cam was actually targeted as a receiver last year (!) in the regular season (!!!). In these situations, either Edwards or Naanee served as a "trick-play" QB. And now, with Legatron in Miami, who takes on this role if we dump Armanti? Having Anderson or Clausen (who will be inactive anyway) out there won't exactly fool opposing defenses.

If Edwards makes the team, it probably won't be because we see him as a 6th receiver, but as a QB/WR/KR/PR utility man (or emergency depth). That said, this could all be moot if we add another receiver after cuts, but for now this is how I see the situation.

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But, Tyler Thigpen went to a "fake football school."

I too like Thigpen and would prefer him over Clausen.

Interesting point.

How many successful NFL players does Coastal have in the league right now compared to App State?

Hint: Two of them start for your Carolina Panthers.

#ouch

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Uh, I guess you haven't been watching but the Panthers are doing fine without Edwards. They'll be doing better once he isn't killing a roster spot.

I didn't say or imply that the Panthers aren't doing well without AE. But, if he was being successful, that would in turn make the receiving core better. That's quite clear.

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Interesting point.

How many successful NFL players does Coastal have in the league right now compared to App State?

Hint: Two of them start for your Carolina Panthers.

#ouch

I didn't say anything about App State, that's your school man...you can't quit bringing it up.

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As I stated in that post, I don't hate AE. In fact I rooted whole heartedly for him his first two years and told everyone to give him time. Well times up. He's not an NFL WR and never will be. People need a dose of reality and move on.

I didn't say you hated AE, it was a general statement. I agree with you that it is probably best for AE and the Panthers to part ways, and I imagine it will happen Friday. I wish him the best and hope he lands on his feet.

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i agree he is done at WR but Jimmy clausen is more urgent imo....I'd rather edwards be 3rd QB or practice squad. Jimmy is scared to throw deep. screen passes and all that eating dirt is useless...more useless than edwards. at least when edwards throws, there is slight excitement. with jimmy, it seems like david carr 2.0. smh

I wouldn't mind if we kept AE as the 7TH WR IF we cut Jimmy. But, that's the only way I'd want to keep him. That way he only sees the field in an emergency situation.

Btw, he can't be placed on the practice squad. He's seen to much time on the field.

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we don't need any crazy people on this team.

We have a whole coaching staff that is crazy if they think pickles can replace anyone in this system. Also young would not even dress for most games. I'm just saying I like the idea better than another pickles era.

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Well since AE definitely isn't going to make the team, we're going to Tampa with: Smith, Lafell, Murphy, Pilares at wr.

Since AE definitely isn't going to make the team, Jimmy Clausen will be dressed out just in case Cam has the $hits and DA got lost on his way to the stadium.

Since AE won't be playing for the Panthers this year, Andre Neblett can take up his spot for the first 4 weeks of the year from his couch.

Since AE won't make it, Richie Brockel will and be used as our much needed 5th tight end/full back.

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