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#81 panthers55

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Norman is not playing soft because he is told to, he is playing soft because he doesn't have confidence he can cover the man if he plays tighter or he is being fooled by receivers who break off routes in front of him. And he is not being benched by Rivera for no reason. every play is being reviewed every week and graded. If he is moving down the rotation it is because he is not grading out as highly as other guys.

So is the pass defense getting better or worse? And if Norman is getting less starting time in an attempt to improve, what does that say????

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Yeah, not to pile on but here's a rundown of Norman's technique:
  • Play way off the line
  • Receiver makes catch because he (Norman) is 8 yards away
  • Tackle receiver
IMO he plays the run pretty well and is a good tackler. He's a late round, small school rookie who needs some time/conditioning/coaching.

J Thomas has played much better but doesn't get as much credit because he's not a draft pick, wasn't proclaimed to be "the steal of the draft" after a slide and doesn't yell and spit as much.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

There is no need to validate if Gettis is the real deal. He has already proven he is when 100% healthy and in playing form, so the "play young guys" does not apply to him. So either he sites because RR and the rest of the staff think he is not 100% yet or he site because RR want him to suffer. I go with the first option...

The difference between Naka and Martin is that he does what he is suppose to do, just not well enough becuase he lacks the ability (to slow), kind of like getting a 90% performance every play. Martin is 100% when in the right place but you have to count on him totally missing his assignment 1-2 times a game (with potential very long gains/TD as a result). Naka is not going to get faster because he is benched, but Martin might take it as a motivator to learn the playbook.

i am generally not a big fan of this "benching to improve", I just saying that is the most likely logic behind the decisions. And even though I agree Adams should miss one game after his 2 fumbles I do not see why it had to be so many.


Does what he is suppose to do?

Like let WR behind him?

And miss tackles?

Dude I saw more f'ing up from Naka (with a better front 7 in front of him) then Martin last year.


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