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Other than DT what areas have we really improved?

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Of course with the Defensive HOG MOLLIES that we have acquired this offseason the defense is going to be better.  They will make everyone better.   That Said

 

I still believe the surprise will be D-Backs.  Norman got a year under his belt, Thomas seems to be a front runner and we have a little depth with Dockery and White as depth.  Godfrey and Mitchell with Campbell and Lester as back-ups. 

 

I have no evidence to back my belief just the fact that they have matured from last year and a little more help up front. 

 

IMO McDerrmott will not have any excuses to make this defense very scary.  Since he has been here injury and lack of talent has limited him.   I just don't think he will be able to use those excuses.  I think we have good starters and some depth.

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Ask me again in October. Right now I couldn't even tell you any position has improved because they haven't played.

^This. I am very optimistic though.

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it's possible that we've improved the secondary a little. it's likely that the WR corps as a whole and as a whole it may be better than any weve had before... but if smitty goes down it's also likely we'll be up the creek without a paddle so there's that.

 

i think if beason is back the LB corps is as stout as any we've ever had and much better than last year.

 

with kalil being full go and the rest of the OL healthy and silatolu having a year under his belt, the OL should be better, but that right side is still questionable.

 

i think DT is really the only position i feel much better about, tho. the rest still have a ton of question marks.

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While opinions on position improvement is subjective, (Until proven on the field), I feel significant progress has been made in several areas. Obviously the DL has huge opportunities going forward depending on how quickly the new additions can get comfortable in the transition. (No doubt Star and Kawann will contribute, just not sure how quickly)

 

As already stated, the LB position is certainly solid, and I agree additions/competition in the defensive backfield will eventually pay off. (Improved front 7 will help)

 

I wish the OL was not a concern, and I'm not so sure it really is. Maybe homerism, but I honestly feel they will be OK, and I see improvement at WR with the addition of Ginn and Hixon.

 

At this point I am excited about the potential improvement through player development. I really think this is the year where Cam will get even better in both play and leadership. I also think we will see huge jumps with several other players, (Frank Alexander, Amini Silatolu, J. Thomas, J. Norman, and yes even Armanti Edwards)

 

Go Panthers!

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Let's hope the addition of Gettleman, including any influence/assistance he may have in improving Rivera, along with Shula's new streamlined offense has a bigger impact on the field than many of us would ever realize (amongst a few potential improvements pointed out already)?

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I liked Mitchell when we played the Raiders last year. I think he will be an improvement at S. Anyone at CB is better at cb than norman and gamble

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Ask me again in October. Right now I couldn't even tell you any position has improved because they haven't played.

Yep. Every year collectively we think X is awesome and Y sucks. Generally some of the things we are most sure of turn out to be opposites.

DT, CB, S IMO are all unanswered questions still. Unclear if our attempts improve us for 2013. Perfect example would be if just looking at 2012....we got worse on the OL swapping Wharton for Amini. Big picture it probably makes us better but it didn't just looking at last year.

From a starting standpoint WR is still a question. Depth and guys watching most of the game likely was improved but it is unknown if we will have better starters on the field

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Even the secondary has improved a bit. Godfrey seem more comfortable blowing assignments at FS than SS.

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Roster wise, not much. Too many holes to fill and not enough resources to fill them- this is a multiyear rebuilding project. If we want to see immediate on field improvement, it will have to come from better coaching and playcalling. Considering what we've seen of Rivera so far, I'm not getting my hopes up. I do think 2014 is much brighter, however. It really depends on who we hire as HC next offseason. 

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Roster wise, not much. Too many holes to fill and not enough resources to fill them- this is a multiyear rebuilding project. If we want to see immediate on field improvement, it will have to come from better coaching and playcalling. Considering what we've seen of Rivera so far, I'm not getting my hopes up. I do think 2014 is much brighter, however. It really depends on who we hire as HC next offseason.

Guess we shouldn't watch this season since you've already predetermined that we'll suck.

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