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Ted Ginn joins the Panthers on a one-year deal


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

If he signs both a guard and a defensive tackle, people are gonna start sacrificing virgins to him :lol:


He did sign a DT, Colin Cole. Risky that he could regain form, but he was decent before injury.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

I think we will have more signings after June 1st...

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

And again all I get from you is opinion no stats. 89 was triple and double covered some times but he was always open from your view.

I bring stats to this debate can you please do the same.


Yeah, you brought stats. Stats that don't really prove anything. Bottom line: The stats prove my argument which is that LaFell doesn't have the production of top WR2s in the league, much less a WR1-2 hybrid. Your stats are really not even relevant to the argument IMO, just some convoluted rationale to over hype and over value a guy that has proven to be mediocre. But don't worry, Gettleman is going to up the game, which will ultimately prove everything that I have said (not that you really need any more proof).

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

Yeah, you brought stats. Stats that don't really prove anything. Bottom line: The stats prove my argument which is that LaFell doesn't have the production of top WR2s in the league, much less a WR1-2 hybrid. Your stats are really not even relevant to the argument IMO, just some convoluted rationale to over hype and over value a guy that has proven to be mediocre. But don't worry, Gettleman is going to up the game, which will ultimately prove everything that I have said (not that you really need any more proof).


No your not being rational.

1. You refuse to notice the pattern of no #2 in a option type Offense putting up great numbers.

2. You refuse to add in the fact of Olsen and Tolbert taking away touches from lafell.

3. You also refuse to see that Smith didn't put up great numbers this year either.

All you have is this opinion that Lafell wasn't getting open and he is a sub par Wr. Again with no stats or film to back that up.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

It is officially official.

Panthers sign WR Ginn

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Santana Moss 41 receptions, 573 yards and 8TDs > LaFell's 44, 677, and 4 (and he's not even a starter).
Pierre Garcon who had a bad foot had numbers similar to LaFell, 44, 633 and 4.
The Leonard Hankerson, WR extraordinaire (sarcasm), even put up 38, 543 and 3 on 19 less targets.

Blame it on the read option all you want. That's really the only argument that you can cling onto at this point,. LaFell really had the the same or less impact of an old guy who was not a starter, and a guy on a bad foot can equal the production of your prized WR2. He was a little better than another guy who was not a starter, but who arguably was supposed to have his break out year also, but turned out to be a mediocre WR just like LaFell. Like I said, the stats really just prove what I've been saying all along. Moreover, if I had film of LaFell, I would have to bring my pillow because I'd probably fall asleep. It would be named The Disappearing Man.

Regarding Olsen and Tolbert, I already answered it, but let me make it simple: Good players rise to the occasion, so LaFell is not going to get a pass because he doesn't warrant more attention because of his inability to get open and make a great impact upon the game. Oh, he is a mediocre WR whose job is to catch the ball, but because he doesn't do his job as effectively as more than a few others, he loses touches to the TE and the FB. OK.

Smith's numbers were still decent, notwithstanding the fact that LaFell couldn't break out and command the attention of defenses.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

I'm confused by all the love for Ginn and I admittedly know nothing about him.

But he was not used as a WR at all last year and lost his KR job (but kept his PR job). He will not have any chance to have the PR success he had last year until we have a better ST supporting cast.

Doesn't seem like much of a story except that he is probably a decent value. What am I missing?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

This is quite the opposite of the sentiment here. Hopefully it stays this way about him.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

I'm confused by all the love for Ginn and I admittedly know nothing about him.

But he was not used as a WR at all last year and lost his KR job (but kept his PR job). He will not have any chance to have the PR success he had last year until we have a better ST supporting cast.

Doesn't seem like much of a story except that he is probably a decent value. What am I missing?


Ted Ginn was drafted as the #4 receiver at the time in 2007. He was known to have good hands so the case of dropsies only started to happen towards the end of his time in Miami. I think he has all the physical tools as an athlete to succeed in the NFL. He has the ability to play both sides of the ball as he has played QB, WR, RB and CB in his lifetime.

His biggest issues has to be in his head. He needs to gain confidence because if he can consistently catch the ball, he can be a very very dangerous man.

Here was his scouting analysis back in 2007:

Positives: Has outstanding quickness, agility and balance … Gets to top speed in a hurry and maintains acceleration throughout his routes … Has that quick second gear burst as a returner to take the ball to the house consistently (six touchdowns on punt returns, two touchdowns on kickoffs) … Good team leader who responds to discipline and with his work ethic, you won't need to monitor him … Once he gets into his patterns, he is quick to gobble up the cushion … If given a free lane to operate, Ginn is certain to find the seams … On deep patterns, he has that extra burst needed to run by defenders and is very effective at making the over-the-shoulder grabs … The thing you see on film is his ability to get down the field rapidly … Can track, adjust and jump for the ball much better on long routes than he does when working in a crowd … Given a free lane, Ginn will immediately burst into his routes … Eats up the cushion in an instant and while his lateral agility could improve, he maintains stride on slants and screens … Best served on screens, quick flares, slants or bursting up the seam -- anything that will take advantage of his explosive quickness … Is very quick through transition and has a knack for avoiding second level defenders to find holes in the zone … Lacks double cut agility, but can accelerate suddenly when he drops his pads … Can instantly turn on a defensive back on a route, as he has that extra gear needed to pull away … When he sinks his hips, he transitions fast and accelerates through the cuts to burst away … Might not look fluid in and out of his breaks, but has the ability to separate thanks to a sensational second gear … Has the speed to stretch the field and separate, showing steady acceleration to uncover vs. man coverage … Has a knack for becoming available quickly on the blitz and does a good job of getting his feet down along the sidelines … Carries route depth, sliding to create lanes, but must do a better job of settling when working in traffic … Adjusts readily to man coverage and is alert to finding the soft spot in the deep zone … If given room to operate, he will simply race past a defender … Might not have the strength to break tackles or the lateral agility to redirect, but with his acceleration, he is a dangerous threat with the ball in his hands … His burst makes him too elusive in man coverage, as he always makes the first tackler miss.
Negatives: Has a wiry build with a lean frame, split high with long legs, lacking the bulk or strength to consistently beat press coverage … Plays with suddenness, but lacks the lateral agility to come out of his breaks cleanly and needs to improve his footwork, especially in stop-and-go action … Instinctive returner, but needs to vary his speed when running routes … While he is explosive in the open field, his concentration tends to be a bit inconsistent, as he hears the sounds of the defender's footsteps working over the middle … Must do a better job of securing the ball on receptions before turning up field (will drop a few when he tries to run before grasping the ball … Lacks the strength to power his way through the press and needs to be more active with his hands on release … Must be more alert working underneath for when the quarterback is going to deliver the ball, but does a nice job of looking the throw in over his outside shoulder without having to break stride … Moves well left or right, but shows only adequate hip snap on his lateral moves … When he is up against the press, he tends to take false steps and cocks his arms before firing, but he has enough speed to compensate … Sometimes that speed gets him into trouble, as he runs so fast he might miss a cut or look sloppy trying to plant-and-drive … His cuts look too choppy and he looks tight in his hips making body turns … Looks a little too stiff in his hips when moving laterally, so he is not a great multiple cut runner … Shows very good vision to track the ball in flight, but will struggle some in tough-to-catch spots … Not much of a red-zone threat, as he had only six passes thrown to him in that area through 37 games.

Compares To: DANTE HALL-Kansas City … Like Hall, Ginn appears to be a quality return specialist who can contribute some as a receiver rather than a receiver who can contribute some as a return specialist. He is very effective on quick slants and screens and tracks the ball well over his head, but with his lack of strength and inability to defeat the press, he will struggle to get a clean release and into his routes at the next level. He seems hesitant to go over the middle as a receiver and the sound of the defender's footsteps tends to see him lose concentration. Still, he is an electrifying returner who could bring decent value in multiple receiver formations, as long as you don't ask Ginn to run lateral routes into a crowd.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

Ted Ginn was drafted as the #4 receiver at the time in 2007. He was known to have good hands so the case of dropsies only started to happen towards the end of his time in Miami. I think he has all the physical tools as an athlete to succeed in the NFL. He has the ability to play both sides of the ball as he has played QB, WR, RB and CB in his lifetime.

His biggest issues has to be in his head. He needs to gain confidence because if he can consistently catch the ball, he can be a very very dangerous man.

Here was his scouting analysis back in 2007:


So huge potential needs to be developed a bit more mentally?

I'm just reading his history and he was a bust at Miami and traded for a 5th. Then largely a bust in SF.

Seems like a failed project we are taking one more stab at. Hopefully I am wrong.


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