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Leeroy Jenkins PhD

Could Bruce Campbell Start?

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Ok huddlers, how comfortable would you feel with Bruce Campbell starting at any position on our O-line next year given our financial situation?

We all remember his amazing physical talent at the draft. I believe he had 34 reps, bench presses well over 500 pounds and a 4.85 40 time. The kid is one of the most impressive physical specimens in the NFL to date. He is also only 24 years old. Last years pre-season tapes showed just how nasty he can be on the field as well. Though against sub-par talent he recorded at least 4 pancake blocks and seemed to be playing great.

On the other hand, offensive line guru Tom Cable attempted to move him in to play guard in Oakland, and he never caught on with the transition, never earned the starting role and was eventually traded here.

There are rumors of an inability to learn the playbook, slow mental acuity, and that the mental issues could stem from hydrocephalus experianced as a child.

Do you think a year of tutalege under our system is enough to have him ready for the starting role or is he destined to forever back-up our starting rotation?

Its a valid question.The guy has the physical attributes but I have no idea how to determine is he teachable or not. it would be a real steal if we can make something out of him

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I say yes. I saw him play last year. I know he was on the field the last 3 quarters of the Raiders game and he looked great.

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I say yes. I saw him play last year. I know he was on the field the last 3 quarters of the Raiders game and he looked great.

I thought so to but did not see him much afterwards

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Von Miller made Bell look terrible last year. I thought, "We have a guy who runs a 4.8 40 on our bench and he is not being considered to replace Bell. I am confident that our coaches know what we have there.

Workout warriors tease you and make you dig for fool's gold.

This was a fair question and we all hoped he would benefit from leaving oakland, where he dropped down the depth chart to obscurity.

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I thought so to but did not see him much afterwards

I would let my players suit up against their former team. Motivation/

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He needs to get a legitimate shot to compete. He's shown flashes, he's only 24 and if he could live up to his potential, we got out LT of the future for Mike Goodson. It also allows us to use that draft pick elsewhere, since a LT would generally be a big contract guy or 1st/2nd round pick.

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Groovy.......

No evil dead comment before me? I'm dissapointed in you guys -_-

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I remember reading something about him being dyslexic or having some learning disability. His coaches in college (Maryland?) were very patient with him and he did well at Tackle. Maybe Oakland misused him at guard or didn't put in the time or effort to help him along. Maybe he is a workout warrior. Either way I'd like to see him given a chance, the guy has the attributes to do very, very well. Plus if he succeeds that takes care of one tackle position for the next 6 or so years.

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The Raiders ruin talent. They go there to waste their talent and never develop. I hope we are able to keep Bruce and develop him. Hes one of my favorite Panthers

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The Raiders ruin talent. They go there to waste their talent and never develop. I hope we are able to keep Bruce and develop him. Hes one of my favorite Panthers

He's only played five snaps and he's one of your favorite Panthers?

Okay....

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