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Bright spots from the Atlanta game

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Hardy, LaFell, Cam current starters.

Martin, Munnerlyn, Gettis former starters with Martin potentially starting again and Captain as the NB.

The first rule about Jimmy Clausen is do not talk about Jimmy Clausen.

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hardy is a "starter" isn't he?

still pretty sad that we have pretty much as many starters from this years draft as we did the previous 3. i just hope we've turned a corner here.

Yeah, missed him, thanks. Edited my post.

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Also, if you want to cheese a little, Byron Bell is probably the second best pick from 2011 and looking good this year.

UDFA though.

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I dont know about the Armanti throw. I remember thinking if he had led Smith it would have been a TD. But his speed was very surprising.

Come on now. I am as anti AE as you can get but that throw was fine.

Steve Smith tripped up on the play, they even threw a flag for DPI but picked it up due to incidental contact.

If Smith doesn't trip, he makes that catch.

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Our play call is a liability in my opinion. Calling a pass play that is meant to pick up 15-20 yards on plays like 3rd and 2 when we have one of the best running games in the league is just dumb in my opinion. Why not give it to Stew and let him earn that extension? We all know Stew is a lock for at least 2 yards most of the time..And if they absolutely just aren't feeling the run there...a short, SAFE pass to Olsen or Smith is a smarter call rather than the heaves I see almost week in and week out. And don't even get me started with the big Matt Ryan throw at the end of the game on their one yard line...... And I also hate the fact that Chud likes to run out of the shotgun as much as he does. I understand the option will work in this offense..but if Cam Newton is not tucking it for around 5-15 yds.(once or twice a game so far)..usually, D-Will is going straight up the middle for absolutely no gain. J-Stew would be our best option for the play..But I just think they should run out of the I-Formation, or have Cam under the center more. I know Chud likes to display his wizardry, but we have the ability and players to beat teams the good ol fashion way. His offense probably confuses the poo out of the younger players, which has probably messed up their development a little bit.

I also wish they'd put Keek in the middle..his natural position. Jon can play outside just as good as he can the middle..(Which doesn't look as good as before his injury, sadly)..and have Thomas rotate with Jon..which works well since they are both coming off season ending injuries..

Naka is not athletic and he's slow. The only thing I've seen him do good is that interception..and the judo throw he did on someone in the Saints game.

If we didn't have Charles Johnson to anchor up half the sacks Sunday, you all wouldn't think we looked as good as we did defensively ...Michael still burnt us and we made Matty's self esteem so high at the end of the game, he was screaming at our players like they were his bitches. I think it comes down to our Staff. This team needs a spine...some structure... And it seems Coach Ron Rivera can't or just hasn't gotten a hold of this team like he should. We need a leader....and he either needs to be that...or we need to find one. You can't have a young team the way we do without a greaybeard of a leader coach that's going to push our talent down the right path.

Solid. I agree

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Our play call is a liability in my opinion. Calling a pass play that is meant to pick up 15-20 yards on plays like 3rd and 2 when we have one of the best running games in the league is just dumb in my opinion. Why not give it to Stew and let him earn that extension?

We all know Stew is a lock for at least 2 yards most of the time..And if they absolutely just aren't feeling the run there...a short, SAFE pass to Olsen or Smith is a smarter call rather than the heaves I see almost week in and week out. And don't even get me started with the big Matt Ryan throw at the end of the game on their one yard line......

And I also hate the fact that Chud likes to run out of the shotgun as much as he does. I understand the option will work in this offense..but if Cam Newton is not tucking it for around 5-15 yds.(once or twice a game so far)..usually, D-Will is going straight up the middle for absolutely no gain. J-Stew would be our best option for the play..But I just think they should run out of the I-Formation, or have Cam under the center more.

I know Chud likes to display his wizardry, but we have the ability and players to beat teams the good ol fashion way. His offense probably confuses the poo out of the younger players, which has probably messed up their development a little bit.

I also wish they'd put Keek in the middle..his natural position. Jon can play outside just as good as he can the middle..(Which doesn't look as good as before his injury, sadly)..and have Thomas rotate with Jon..which works well since they are both coming off season ending injuries..

Naka is not athletic and he's slow. The only thing I've seen him do good is that interception..and the judo throw he did on someone in the Saints game.

If we didn't have Charles Johnson to anchor up half the sacks Sunday, you all wouldn't think we looked as good as we did defensively ...Michael still burnt us and we made Matty's self esteem so high at the end of the game, he was screaming at our players like they were his bitches. I think it comes down to our Staff.

This team needs a spine...some structure... And it seems Coach Ron Rivera can't or just hasn't gotten a hold of this team like he should. We need a leader....and he either needs to be that...or we need to find one. You can't have a young team the way we do without a greaybeard of a leader coach that's going to push our talent down the right path.

sorry...had to break it up a bit to read.

i agree with a lot of that but cam playing under center more and out of the shotgun a lot less...just isn't going to happen. the league is moving more tot eh shotgun. it isn't just here. now i do think we should be running out of the pistol more because it gives most of the benefit of being in the shotgun but still helps out the run game by the QB being a bit in front.

re: the team needing a spine, i think it found a lot more of one in that game against the falcons than it has all year. i think that cam needs to be the emotional leader of this team, though, much like guys like ray lewis is in baltimore. cam has that power and that potential. he just needs to do a better job about firing other guys up rather than him requiring it so much himself. i think that comes with time, though.

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Lets not act like ATL didn't have miscues either.

like calling 4 TO's in the second half and getting rewarded for them?

like getting man handled by our d-line?

all teams have miscues throughout each game, we just had more. that game was basically a gift from the panthers and refs to the falcons, so merry christmas.

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like calling 4 TO's in the second half and getting rewarded for them?

like getting man handled by our d-line?

all teams have miscues throughout each game, we just had more. that game was basically a gift from the panthers and refs to the falcons, so merry christmas.

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*cough*

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*cough*

good work sir

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btw...just noticing greg olsen's stats. 20 catches for 256 yards. only 1 TD, but his catches makes him 5th out of TEs in the league so far and his yardage puts him at 4th. olsen's on pace for 80 receptions and 1000 yards. i'd be surprised if that will be continued, but it's still good to see him living up to that potential. still like to see him get in the endzone more.

When you've got 3 starting RBs and a mack truck for a QB, red zone targets are gonna be few and far between for TEs

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I think after that if anybody but AE is running the wildcat, what's the point? I've never understood the wildcat when you do not have legitimate passing threat in the backfield atleast.

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