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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Norman is not a lost fuging cause, jeesh


Exactly. He was a rookie from a small school playing on an island. Guy seemed to have some skills and he definitely has the right attitude.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

Exactly. He was a rookie from a small school playing on an island. Guy seemed to have some skills and he definitely has the right attitude.


Agreed, I think he really let bad plays get to him during games. Once one happened it just snowballed thru the game.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

Exactly. He was a rookie from a small school playing on an island. Guy seemed to have some skills and he definitely has the right attitude.


I wouldn't call that putting him on an island. He gave up the easy routes over and over for modest yet important gains. . If he had been on an island teams would have attacked him downfield a little more

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

I wouldn't call that putting him on an island. He gave up the easy routes over and over for modest yet important gains. . If he had been on an island teams would have attacked him downfield a little more


I agree but that was guaranteed since the recievers already had a cushion against him the size of Vince Wilfork's gut

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

He's a rookie from a small school, and he's slow as fug. Damn, he's slow.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

Far from that. Just don't understand why the people who run this site and the top posters feel the need to talk poo and down those who's opinions they don't believe or if someone accidentally posts something that someone already has it's like committing a crime. But, I'm just wasting my time saying anything cause I'm not one of the "boys". But you can damn well bet if I smartassed the wrong person I'd be banned.


We've all been through it. Seriously, there is someone who comes on here ever so often and makes the same complaints. When I first joined, I got into it with veteran assholes too---got my feelings all hurt---while the resident asshat amen squad participated and responded with their usual snarkiness and sarcasm. Some wiser voices (ladypanther may have been one of them) basically advised me to take it in stride, not to take things so seriously, and to just chill. That advice served me well, and continues to serve me well to this day.

I have yet to see anyone get banned for being a smartass per se. Hell, the Huddle would cease to exist. But my motto is if they can deal, then they can take it. I don't give 2 shitz about who hey are, if they get outta line with what I deem are personal insults then I'm getting back with them (banned be damned). Seriously though, I feel that the mods do an adequate job of "officiating" without going overboard, and Zod has proven to be evenhanded (if not levelheaded) in balancing bullshit, schtick, and the overreaching of power crazy mods.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Far from that. Just don't understand why the people who run this site and the top posters feel the need to talk poo and down those who's opinions they don't believe or if someone accidentally posts something that someone already has it's like committing a crime. But, I'm just wasting my time saying anything cause I'm not one of the "boys". But you can damn well bet if I smartassed the wrong person I'd be banned.


Not true. This site has been around since 2003. I lurked for a long time but didn't start posting until 2010. I'm one of the biggest smart asses on the boards at times and I'm still around. I've never been banned, or even had an infraction. Just don't be a pussy and argue your point of view without aggressively attacking someone on a personal level and you'll be fine.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Sounds like he's reacted to the benching the way you'd want him to.

While I don't think a move to safety makes sense, I disagree that he's already a lost cause. He has some skill, and potentially can be coached up to a solid player.

We'll see.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hurney did some phenomenal GMing in acquiring Norman. From a Carolina school...same name as Lake Norman..ran a 4.6. It's like planets aligned when he was still available.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

He's a rookie from a small school, and he's slow as fug. Damn, he's slow.


I personally am convinced he is one of the guys CJ was talking about that wasn't working hard...

He isn't fast but not knowing what is about to go down makes you even slower. I don't know tons about football as I am just a fan....but I knew the down and when opponents were going to run a slant on Norman. He seem to never understand what the opponent was doing.

I don't buy he was setup to fail as the other Josh was asked to play the same coverage as was captain....they just made opponents earn it

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

I personally and convinced he is one of the guys CJ was talking about that wasn't working hard...


That's a real possibility.

A fair number of college players, especially small school guys, are used to being able to skate by on raw talent alone. But that won't cut it at the NFL level, and sometimes the really cocky ones (like Norman) need a big slap in the face to figure that out.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

How anyone can call Norman a lost cause at his point in the game is just shortsighted. There is really no justifiable basis for giving up on Norman this early. He is physical. He can tackle. He just may need a little more time to get adjusted to the speed of the game.

People have argued that his lack of speed is hurting him. and causing him to overcompensate to the detriment of his actual coverage skills. I just think he needs to be coached up to better understand general coverage, his responsibility, the amount of cushion he needs to give, and the angles that should be taken for his avenue of attack (if you get what the hell I'm saying).

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I personally am convinced he is one of the guys CJ was talking about that wasn't working hard...

He isn't fast but not knowing what is about to go down makes you even slower. I don't know tons about football as I am just a fan....but I knew the down and when opponents were going to run a slant on Norman. He seem to never understand what the opponent was doing.

I don't buy he was setup to fail as the other Josh was asked to play the same coverage as was captain....they just made opponents earn it

I believe you hit the nail on the head! How do you go from starting CB to working with the scout team in a matter of one week?

Also doesn't help that he came in cocky when he hadn't earned the respect of his teammates.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

How anyone can call Norman a lost cause at his point in the game is just shortsighted. There is really no justifiable basis for giving up on Norman this early. He is physical. He can tackle. He just may need a little more time to get adjusted to the speed of the game.

People have argued that his lack of speed is hurting him. and causing him to overcompensate to the detriment of his actual coverage skills. I just think he needs to be coached up to better understand general coverage, his responsibility, the amount of cushion he needs to give, and the angles that should be taken for his avenue of attack (if you get what the hell I'm saying).

All of our other CB's seem to be coached up well, hell, a absolute nobody in James Dockery came in and performed better than Norman, Josh Thomas too.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

All I meant is if he cannot play tight coverage on wr's getting off the line he may still have some value.

Yes, lets change his position after a 5th round rookie struggled in a starting role mid season. He is a lost cause.


I'd say that the response was appropriate. A rookie struggled and he suddenly has no value and cannot play tight coverage? It's as if you are assuming that he is incapable of learning how to play the position at the professional level and that a 5th round pick out of Coastal Carolina is worthless because he let his mouth get ahead of him.

It's knee-jerk reactions like that that make people roll their eyes. Perhaps if you had worded it in a way where you mentioned you'd like to see what he can do at a new position, that'd be different. But to try and justify the suggestion by claiming that he can never play CB is... silly to say the least.


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