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Is Greg Olson overated by Panther fans?


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#37 pantherclaw

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

He has been overrated by Panther fans.

Also ignored by Cam.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:27 AM

I know it is never going to happen, but I please try to understand that he was NOT constantly open during the Seahawks game! Regardless of what the talking head in the booth said. You don´t have to talk my word for it, just watch a replay.

Seattle game planed the zone in the middle to stop Olsen and this was possible because they trusted there corner to alone remove our 2nd reciever as a threat (and it worked, was like 2 catches by LaFell) plus getting preasure without blitzing.

And it did not help that most of that preasure was up the middle right in Cams face and in perfect position to batter down passes thrown to Olsen had he tried.

I am not saying he is not underutilzed on our game plan, had Cam been under center more I think he could easily pick up 2-3 no drop short passes a games (and break one of those every now and when). Plus passing out of the read option (if they have to use that) should also be possible (fake the dive, start the option roll out and dump it to Olsen instead of run/pitch) but I cannot recall seeing that either.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:30 AM

Not even close to overrated, Olsen makes plays when they go to him. I looked for his catches/targeted stats but cant find them...

I know they had this same conversation a few years back on a Chicago board...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

Olsen has been consistently getting open according to PFF, Cam has been ignoring him and forcing it to Steve. I've seen multiple times where Olsen has been open and he throws his hands up in frustration because Cam forces it to Steve or holds it too long and takes a sack.


Yeah, if I was in Cam's position he would be my safety blanket. If I was coaching Cam, I would tell him to look for Olsen.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Not even close to overrated, Olsen makes plays when they go to him. I looked for his catches/targeted stats but cant find them...

I know they had this same conversation a few years back on a Chicago board...


He is 15th in the league in targets at 34

and

He is 18th in the league in receptions at 22


Underutilized IMO.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

PFF has him rated as their second rated TE behind only Gronkowski. They have him 21st in terms of how many times he's been targetted.

I would say we do not overrate him and he is very underutilized.

FWIW, I did think he was overrated based upon last season though.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

Definitely not overrated. We either don't use him properly or not at all. Seems to be a common trend with all the players in our offense in general. Our coaches lack vision and direction.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Overated by those who put him in the same category as the Kellen Davis' or Jimmy Grahams of the league.. yes

But for a middle of the pack Tight-end he's just right.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

Overated by those who put him in the same category as the Kellen Davis' or Jimmy Grahams of the league.. yes

But for a middle of the pack Tight-end he's just right.



Kellen Davis? huh?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

Kellen Davis? huh?


He's beast y0

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

Kellen Davis? huh?

yeah, not getting that one either.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Kellen Davis is a great tight end bros, come on.