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#1 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

per rotoworld...

 


Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects Mike Mitchell and D.J. Campbell to compete at strong safety.

Haruki Nakamura isn't in the mix after his disastrous 2012. Charles Godfrey will start at free safety. Mitchell is a run-stopping specialist. He started just eight games in four years with the Raiders. A 2012 seventh-rounder, Campbell played 252 snaps on defense as a rookie. On paper — and likely in practice — the Panthers have one of the league's worst secondaries.

 

 


The Charlotte Observer considers CB Drayton Florence a "favorite" for a starting job.

This is the same Drayton Florence who was released twice in 2012. He wasn't re-signed by the Lions after missing time with a concussion and forearm injury, and struggling in the 310 snaps he managed to take the field for. Beat writer Joseph Person projects Florence to start opposite Josh Norman, with D.J. Moore and Captain Munnerlyn fighting for snaps in the slot. With only five picks, the Panthers didn't draft a corner. It's not a good situation.

 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

Josh Thomas will start before Florence will.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:54 AM

it's whats needed................ competition



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:56 AM

Person projects Florence and Norman as starters... I really think it'll be Josh Thomas & Captain.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:00 AM

florence will start out the season as the starter.

i expect things to be better in the secondary, but mainly with the overall D.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:03 AM

We could go in so many directions next year with our 1st overall pick... CB, S, WR.. sheesh.. and I guess TE was an option this year.. so throw that on the list.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

it's whats needed................ competition

 

Competition is good.  I'd rather have talent.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:09 AM

Well. Pray for a healthy D line boys.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

We could go in so many directions next year with our 1st overall pick... CB, S, WR.. sheesh.. and I guess TE was an option this year.. so throw that on the list.

Also LT

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

Also LT

 

Of course!  How could I forget LT!  We have a lot of holes to fill.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

I'm telling y'all Naka isn't making this team.

Why the hell you want DJ at Strong?? I can see FS but not SS. I guess they may want to use him like a nickle SS? Sort of like his Vaccaro was at Texas??

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

Let's not mince words here: our secondary is a botched abortion.