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I think it is scheme with alot of the cb's. we give to much cushion / play to soft of a zone.

I disagree, we do play a lot of zone, but with Norman it was more than scheme. To me, he gave a slightly larger cushion and would keep backpedaling too long, keeping that same 10 yard cushion he started with. I don't really like that and prefer when corners play trail technique, but that's just me.

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3-3-5 here we come!!

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I could be wrong but I don't think Nakamura was re-signed because he wasn't a free agent this year/offseason.

You are right. He was to be cut but took a pay cut instead.

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I think it is scheme with alot of the cb's. we give to much cushion / play to soft of a zone.

of course then you end up with the coaches blaming it on the players when it fails.

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If Dockery gets cut, it's because the other corners all went to CB school and improved their game ten fold over the offseason. If you watched the last quarter of the season, you'd see Dockery is the best corner we have right now and it's not really that close.

I remember thinking, "Who is 31?" when I first noticed him out there. He was impressive. I do not know enough about the position and the TV angles are so bad for DBs that I cannot say he was better than Thomas, but I left the season feeling somewhat better about CB. Dockery, many people may not realize, is the big CB teams are coveting now (6' 1") and he is only 24.

Thomas was considered a small-school stud in college, projected as high as the second round but third in most mocks. Dallas needed so much help at CB, they drafted a project and cut him when he did not perform right away. That was a huge mistake because he has gotten better in 2 years.

Munnerlyn and Moore will be the nickel and dimes. Florence could start, but is (hopefully) is a veteran reserve. I think we are better at CB than people think. Safety too.

I have a feeling Gettlemen starts to focus on the big boys after signing Ginn.

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I don't see both of them making the final roster. Could be a really good camp battle to keep an eye on.

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To be honest with you, When Gamble when down and the benched Josh, they secondary looked and played better. I happy with Cap, He's our Steve smith on Defense. Just needs to limit his PI penalties and were are good.

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I don't see both of them making the final roster. Could be a really good camp battle to keep an eye on.

i think that's kind of the purpose. creating solid competition in the secondary.

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Honestly, with Cap coming back...this leads me to believe D. Edwards will be coming back too

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Somewhere, SCMunnerlyn1 is jumping for joy.

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To be honest with you, When Gamble when down and the benched Josh, they secondary looked and played better. I happy with Cap, He's our Steve smith on Defense. Just needs to limit his PI penalties and were are good.

The other guys didn't play scared, Norman did. The biggest difference to me was Thomas mugging guys, really affected the offensive timing.

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Thats a huge stretch. Dockery is being built up to be a decent corner and he really hasnt shown that. He got burned repeatedly on short routes and made no splash plays. Josh Thomas is our best corner on the outside right now. And its close. They all need to greatly improve. Josh Norman is still the best athlete at corner but needs to really hone in on the fundamentals of the position.

Then get your eyes checked. Dockery was our best cover corner the moment Rivera benched Norman. Yeah, he got burned on several occasions but at least he wasn't as bad as Norman. Dockery actually made plays when The Panthers needed stops.

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