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Josh Norman Was Really Benched


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#1 beastson

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

That's crazy man. He didn't even get to finish out the season. Just seem like a complete waste to me

Both our corners that started the season didn't finish it out for 2 completely different reasons

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

Yet we still finished with a Top 10 D somehow. Next man up. Would have loved to see more Norman though.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

Why do people keep saying we are a top 10 D? Yardage isn't really a great barometer for defense. We are middle of the pack.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Why do people keep saying we are a top 10 D? Yardage isn't really a great barometer for defense. We are middle of the pack.

I don't agree with the term either but it's all I keep hearing from coaches and articles.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

I don't have a problem with players being benched.

I prefer our 11 best on the field.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Why do people keep saying we are a top 10 D? Yardage isn't really a great barometer for defense. We are middle of the pack.


Being ranked 6th in the league for 3rd down percentage is a pretty good way to measure defensive success.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

That's crazy man. He didn't even get to finish out the season. Just seem like a complete waste to me

Both our corners that started the season didn't finish it out for 2 completely different reasons


He wasn't playing well or progressing in the system. Time will tell if he can overcome the problems and contribute next year. I certainly hope so.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

He's a young CB who refused to be physical and it cost us, very badly in the Chicago game.

He'll bounce back.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

He wasn't playing well or progressing in the system. Time will tell if he can overcome the problems and contribute next year. I certainly hope so.


Disagree, he was soft in coverage but was a very good tackler and cover guy.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Being ranked 6th in the league for 3rd down percentage is a pretty good way to measure defensive success.


That's a great stat. It shows our improvement. Too bad we are bottom half in bringing up 3rd downs, so we could get opponents off the field more. Also giving up 5.3 yards per play, need to get that under 5.

Not trying to discredit our D. Its vastly improved from last year. Just not quite top 10 yet.


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