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Why the HELL isin't Joe out there?

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Just more proof that our coaching staff can't coach. He was fine in preseason and did not fumble until the Giants game where everyone on the team sucked and he gets benched. Why don't the coaches do their job and teach the freaking rookie.

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They are working hard with him in practice to get out of the habit off taking his eyes off the ball just before he catches it. Its just a matter of a lot of repetition. But for now Captain id doing fine returning punts. I think somebody else needs to return kickoffs though. I'm sick of Pilares returning it from deep in the endzone, not making any moves and just running straight and getting tackled at the 15. I mean that shouldn't be acceptable.

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Yes, and since our ST have been mediocre for so long......................

I'm happy with an average return and.......... possession

PS.........if he ever gets it back together, I would gladly welcome him back. (not a hater)

This is how I feel as well. When he gets back he may just be ready to do the job without the mistakes. He is exciting in both a positive and negative way.

Another Hurney mistake. Sure its only his first season... BUT usually when a team drafts a guy to at least start as a return specialist they usually ending up doing that, and well before transitioning to full time WR or CB or whatever other position he also did in college.

Wasn't a mistake. It was a gamble. So far that gamble has not worked out.

Why did they draft him if they weren't going to play him no matter what? You can fix those mechanical problems like looking the ball in your hands, but as things stand right now, he's wasting away on the bench. What a waste! We could have just drafted Alexander in the fourth with our regular pick, instead of trading away another 3rd for this up coming draft.

I hope the next GM knows not to trade away draft picks.

They drafted him because he is an exciting return man. Something every team, almost, looks for.

He is wasting away because he cannot hang on to the ball. No one to blame but himself. He was worth the gamble as a 4th rounder. We are not paying him much so him not playing is not costing us much.

He was exciting. So the pick was worth a 4th. Alexander has played well, so he would be worth the 3rd. Quit crying over such small details. Every GM tries to hit a homerun in the later rounds. We are not the only team that gambles.

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This is how I feel as well. When he gets back he may just be ready to do the job without the mistakes. He is exciting in both a positive and negative way.

Wasn't a mistake. It was a gamble. So far that gamble has not worked out.

They drafted him because he is an exciting return man. Something every team, almost, looks for.

He is wasting away because he cannot hang on to the ball. No one to blame but himself. He was worth the gamble as a 4th rounder. We are not paying him much so him not playing is not costing us much.

He was exciting. So the pick was worth a 4th. Alexander has played well, so he would be worth the 3rd. Quit crying over such small details. Every GM tries to hit a homerun in the later rounds. We are not the only team that gambles.

As I read all your replies I keep thinking that is why the Panthers are having another horrible season. Of course its another Hurney mistake. Call it a gamble fine and that is again why its another mistake. Hurney made waaay to many gambles that never paid off. And the plan was to upgrade the return game because it had sucked for so many years and Adams was brought in to start and upgrade the return game immediately.

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why does it seem like every other team in the league can just plug in whatever mid-late round fast SEC rookie they want to return kicks/punts and at the very least they get average production.

meanwhile we haven't had a reliable return guy since freaking mark jones in 2008 and all he did was run in a straight line.

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Why did they draft him if they weren't going to play him no matter what? You can fix those mechanical problems like looking the ball in your hands, but as things stand right now, he's wasting away on the bench. What a waste! We could have just drafted Alexander in the fourth with our regular pick, instead of trading away another 3rd for this up coming draft.

they weren't going to not play him no matter what, they benched him for turning the ball over at critical points in the game.

i'm not sure i agree with benching him for so long when we're 1-5 and not getting any real production out of guys with lower upsides, but let's not make adams out to be some kind of victim. he earned his spot on the bench.

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You guys still glad hes not out there?

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Agree with his benching, disagree with him being benched for 3 games and a bye week.

At this point I'm wondering how he's doing in practice. If he's fixed his habit, then he should be given another chance as Captain and Pilares are doing the bare minimum.

If he has not improved, then its definitely a wasted pick and have me once again questioning our coaching.

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Another wasted pick in all likelihood. Pilares and Munnerlyn are probably the worst returner combo in the NFL but at least they catch the ball.

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Oh, I get it now. Most you are in such a hurry to get back on the bandwagon that you want Adams back in the game so he can turn our season around.

LOL at such short sightedness.

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He turned the ball over in a game the team was beaten in every other aspect in. Before that game he was a productive player. This team isn't good enough to not take chances. Adams has talent as a punt returner. Put him in.

This is not a competitive football team. Let's let players grow and take chances.

Yeah i agree actually. And normally I wouldn't. But 1-5.

Give the talent one more shot. It's not like we have a top 10 ST program here.

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Agree with his benching, disagree with him being benched for 3 games and a bye week.

At this point I'm wondering how he's doing in practice. If he's fixed his habit, then he should be given another chance as Captain and Pilares are doing the bare minimum.

If he has not improved, then its definitely a wasted pick and have me once again questioning our coaching.

Right. We gave Clausen his way too many chances and even friggin Armanti. Let Adams return a few.

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