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Sherrod Martin back in?

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I never hated him

He just has some serious tackling issues

and makes pretty bad angles

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As awful as Martin is, he still has a lot of potential. He has the physical tools to play the position, but he's bad at the game mentally. Haruki Nakamura being a perennial back-up to Ed Reed shouldn't have instantly given him the benefit of the doubt. I'm not convinced that the Ravens would have had confidence in him if Ed Reed were to go down. He is the most unathletic safety I've seen in a Panthers uniform since Minter in his final season. The sad part is that he's not the SS, but the FS. He doesn't have the physicality to play the position and he sure as hell doesn't have the smarts to play the position. If Martin comes back and crashes and burns, I'll be at least happy that we're sticking with a player that has a ceiling above him. Haruki has no where to go but down. I never want to see him on the field again. As glad as I was when Martin was replaced, I don't remember thinking that about him. Haruki makes Martin look like Jesus with dreads.

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are there any free agents on the market worth a fug that would be a decent upgrade to the secondary? obviously we need some improvement...not sure putting in martin is going to magically solve that.

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and makes pretty bad angles

Yea which I was going to add, but I count that a part of overall tackling

I don't know if it's angles or he's just afraid to hit

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OJ Atogwe is available. He'd probably be an upgrade considering what we have

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If Martin can figure out the mental aspect of the position then he has the potential to be very good.

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..and some dude named Melvin Bullitt is available

that's about all of our options other than Nak, Martin, or doing some roster shuffling

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Martin at this point is the best option.. maybe bein benched will wake him up.

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I didn't agree with him losing the job in the 1st place. I was at TC and didn't see how Naka beat him out there. I want to see what he can do with a somewhat better front 7.

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