Jump to content


Photo
* * * - - 2 votes

Josh Norman feeling the heat


  • Please log in to reply
59 replies to this topic

#46 top dawg

top dawg

    The Creative Cat

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,067 posts
  • LocationWITHIN MY MIND'S EYE

Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

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.


Point taken. I am still not ready to throw him out with the bath water. At the same time, I could see him getting axed before the regular season if his game doesn't rise to the level of where his mouth used to be (and probably still is, albeit with a bitten tongue).

#47 Montsta

Montsta

    Rest In Peace

  • ALL-PRO
  • 6,724 posts

Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Josh Norman came in thinking he was the ish. He then had a flashy camp, I don't want to say good camp, but he made some flashy plays, and then was handed a starting job due on a THIN secondary and acted like he was the best thing since individually wrapped cheese slices. .

I love Normans attitude and very much hope he succeeds. But between CJ calling him out (which I suspect he did), and Steve Smith calling him out (which he continues to do even on Instagram in sneaky ways), he needs to either take and use it for fuel to do better, or sit and sulk and be released on final cutdown day in August.

#48 iamhubby1

iamhubby1

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,419 posts
  • LocationSpartanburg, SC

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

As a 5th round pick Norman is not assured anything but another chance to show what he can do. If he comes in commited, like it sounds like he is doing, he may just stick around. If he comes in thinking he has already made it, he could be in for a huge letdown.

A good TC and weak competition gave him an opportunity. It is up to him whether he puts in the work needed to take that opportunity back. He seems to have the tools, I really hope he can learn how to best utuiize them. Cuz I really like his attitude. If the play ever catches up, we are a better team for it.

#49 rayzor

rayzor

    shula is who i thought he was.

  • Moderators
  • -29,625 posts

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

am i the only one that thinks zod was being a bit facetious in calling a lost cause?

#50 rayzor

rayzor

    shula is who i thought he was.

  • Moderators
  • -29,625 posts

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:48 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.

well said.

I'm not writing him off. he's smart and has a solid work ethic and great drive. he'll be better next year.

#51 TheRumGone

TheRumGone

    mountain man

  • ALL-PRO
  • 8,670 posts
  • LocationAsheville, NC

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

His attitude is everything you would want post-benching. I actually have high hopes for this guy. I love his attitude and tackling skills. If he can learn the rest of the position, which i think after this benching he will be more open to it. He made some real splash plays. If he can put it all together he could be a gem.

#52 Vagrant

Vagrant

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,176 posts

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

I love how he mentions the four game winning streak as if his play in prior games had nothing to do with us losing games. Like it was a total coincidence that he happened to miss those last four games.

#53 iamhubby1

iamhubby1

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,419 posts
  • LocationSpartanburg, SC

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

His attitude is everything you would want post-benching. I actually have high hopes for this guy. I love his attitude and tackling skills. If he can learn the rest of the position, which i think after this benching he will be more open to it. He made some real splash plays. If he can put it all together he could be a gem.


Which brings us to my own theory on Norman. He was great in run support this year. Until he het Forte. Both him and Forte got up slow, and Norman was never the same. He would wiff on tackles. Played softer in coverage. He was a much less physical player after that hit.

By the way, Forte never hit 100 yards again. That hit affected them both.

#54 aussiePanther

aussiePanther

    Junior Member

  • NEWB
  • PipPip
  • 82 posts

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

am i the only one that thinks zod was being a bit facetious in calling a lost cause?

No way. At no time has Zod ever had anything good to say about Norman.
Zod hates Norman and fully agreed with everything in the OP.



If you're still having trouble then hint: you are not the only one.

#55 Frash Brastard

Frash Brastard

    The Frashmaker

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,125 posts

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

Which brings us to my own theory on Norman. He was great in run support this year. Until he het Forte. Both him and Forte got up slow, and Norman was never the same. He would wiff on tackles. Played softer in coverage. He was a much less physical player after that hit.

By the way, Forte never hit 100 yards again. That hit affected them both.


might want to tweak that theory

#56 Moose Hoover

Moose Hoover

    MEMBER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 212 posts

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:51 AM

His attitude is everything you would want post-benching. I actually have high hopes for this guy. I love his attitude and tackling skills. If he can learn the rest of the position, which i think after this benching he will be more open to it. He made some real splash plays. If he can put it all together he could be a gem.


I agree, I think he'll know how to better apply himself.

#57 Panthers69473

Panthers69473

    THE HUDDLER

  • ALL-PRO
  • 1,119 posts
  • LocationIndiana

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

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


Idk why but it always seems like we draft slow and or non athletic players in the later rounds look at armanti everette brown Dwayne jarret even Joe Adams looks very slow

#58 MHS831

MHS831

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,972 posts

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:48 PM

Then examine the facts, something nobody has done. Norman is a fifth round draft pick. Why was he a fifth round CB? Did he not run a 4.6 40 yard dash? If so, then no wonder he was not in press coverage--he cannot recover. Could he be a one-trick pony? Could it be that he would have been burned WORSE if he stepped up?

Rivera's comments after the Bears game suggested that Norman was limited, and he knew how to take the slant away, but did not.

If you are 25 years old and an NFL CB, I doubt your 40 time improves much as you age. So, if you think Norman can improve, then you give him the benefit of the doubt because he was thrown to the wolves for a fifth rounder. However, if he lacks the God-given ability to play the position, you could reasonably suggest a move to safety.

The opinion was not stupid if you bother to find out the reason for it first. I see both sides.

Even if someone is wrong-flat out wrong-like stating that Silatolu played RG-you do not have to be a prick when you correct that person. Nobody on this board is an expert. In fact, spending hours on a board where you seek cyber approval from strangers with code names, you probably have deeper issues.

#59 poorboysrev

poorboysrev

    Junior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 312 posts

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

Honestly Josh Thomas and Dockery(not to mention Captain) both outplayed Norman. To me he is behind both of them until he proves otherwise. I don't care if he was a draft pick and they weren't. Performance is all that should matter. With Rivera's ass on the line that is all he better care about. Too early to tell if Norman can play CB or Safety or neither.

#60 poorboysrev

poorboysrev

    Junior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 312 posts

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Then examine the facts, something nobody has done. Norman is a fifth round draft pick. Why was he a fifth round CB? Did he not run a 4.6 40 yard dash? If so, then no wonder he was not in press coverage--he cannot recover. Could he be a one-trick pony? Could it be that he would have been burned WORSE if he stepped up?

Rivera's comments after the Bears game suggested that Norman was limited, and he knew how to take the slant away, but did not.

If you are 25 years old and an NFL CB, I doubt your 40 time improves much as you age. So, if you think Norman can improve, then you give him the benefit of the doubt because he was thrown to the wolves for a fifth rounder. However, if he lacks the God-given ability to play the position, you could reasonably suggest a move to safety.

The opinion was not stupid if you bother to find out the reason for it first. I see both sides.

Even if someone is wrong-flat out wrong-like stating that Silatolu played RG-you do not have to be a prick when you correct that person. Nobody on this board is an expert. In fact, spending hours on a board where you seek cyber approval from strangers with code names, you probably have deeper issues.


HAHA that poo is funny


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Shop at Amazon Contact Us: info@carolinahuddle.com