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Josh Thomas...Carolina's Dark Horse Rising.

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JT plays hungry, and I like that. I'm not sure how our secondary is going to shake out, but I got a strong feeling JT will be one of the day 1 starters.

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Quite the small sample size to say Josh Thomas more productive than Chris Gamble.  Gamble has been the most underrated Panther that I can think of.

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I am very optimistic that he can be one corner.I am less optimistic about the other corner position  

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Any thoughts on dj Moore?

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Everyone has been downing our secondary, but this guy's a player. He's extremely physical and he's a great tackler. It's only natural I suppose from our perspective to get a little worried when a big name player goes away. (Chris Gamble) But Josh's statistical projections from last year are more impressive then Gamble's. Josh Thomas did play in all 16 games last year but mainly as a light rotational player, so most of his year statistics comes from the 4 games he started at the end of the year. Either way he's a CB that in his limited role last year had 35 tackles, 27 solo, with 7 passes defensed, and a fumble recovery. To put that in perspective, in the 2011-12 season Chris Gamble played in 15 games those being starts and he was only able to finish with a total of 45 tackles with 8 assist, and only 3 picks.

Anyway if Josh Thomas is able to recreate his play throughout the course of the whole season he's destined to probably be our best secondary player, and more picks will come his way.


It is actually a pretty good dark horse pick. For the panthers to be a playoff team we are going to need a few surprises in the secondary. Norman or Thomas have to live up to our expectations and exceed the critics expectations.

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this thread is racist

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Last year we carried 4 CB's and 5 Safeties. I'd be interested to know who you think will make the 9 DB cut? (note: Naka has a 2014 void if he's on the roster this year)

 

Corners: J. Thomas, J. Norman, C. Munnerlyn, D. Florence, D.J. Moore, J. Dockery, M. White

 

Safeties: C. Godfrey, H. Naka, M. Mitchell, C. Jones, D.J. Campbell, R. Lester, A. Russell, N. Hixon

 

Bonus: Who do we end up stashing away to the practice squad?

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cut one of the safeties or moore / dockery. 

 

i want to keep our young guys (norman, thomas, white)

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Cut Naka, Jones, Russell, Hixon, Dockery and Moore.

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Yeah Naka needs to go.   I don't think Lester makes the 53, but I do like him on the practice squad.   Problem we might have though, since he was a rapid fire UDFA, we may not be able to sneak him there.   Not sure what we do in that situation.

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Yeah Naka needs to go.   I don't think Lester makes the 53, but I do like him on the practice squad.   Problem we might have though, since he was a rapid fire UDFA, we may not be able to sneak him there.   Not sure what we do in that situation.

 

I tend to agree on Lester. The second someone is in need of a SS, I think they will be picking Lester up.

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