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http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Godfrey-steps-forward-at-free-safety-/393a054d-6b07-4aab-aebf-024d5396f917

Charles Godfrey took a big step," Rivera said. "We really saw his improvement as a football player during (OTAs and minicamp). I was really pleased with some of the things that I saw. I saw him doing things that a veteran safety needs to do, and he did them very well."


The resulting competitive environment has seemingly brought out the playmaking ability in those vying for opportunities to join Godfrey as a starter in the secondary.

"Ever since I've been here I don't think I've ever been a part of a secondary that broke on the ball and caused interceptions the way we did during (OTAs and minicamp)," Godfrey said. "That's a good sign.

"Everybody is clicking, everybody is moving with a sense of urgency, and I think that's what we need."

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He was already a solid player (regardless of what advanced statistics tell you). He has had to cover for the free safety's ass since he's been in the league; which always tends to make him look bad when he cheats.

If the Panthers can get a capable safety next to him then he Godfrey will be a top 10 free safety.

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"Ever since I've been here I don't think I've ever been a part of a secondary that broke on the ball and caused interceptions the way we did during (OTAs and minicamp)," Godfrey said. "That's a good sign.

 

 

 

in b4 "cam has gotten sloppy and inaccurate with the ball"

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in b4 "cam has gotten sloppy and inaccurate with the ball"




Or " Cams a bum, trade him now while we can"

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If the secondary can continue this kind of play into the regular season. And with a improved (hopefully) Dline, we could greatly improve in the turnover dept.

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He was already a solid player (regardless of what advanced statistics tell you). He has had to cover for the strong safety's ass since he's been in the league; which always tends to make him look bad when he cheats.

If the Panthers can get a capable free safety next to him then he Godfrey will be a top 10 free safety.

 

Godfrey was moved to free safety at the end of last season.  The position change apparently improved his play.  The competition at strong safety is between veteran FA Mike Mitchell, second year pro DJ Campbell, and undrafted FA Robert Lester.  I actually like Mitchell to win the job but split time with the other two.  Nakamura backs up Godfrey although maybe he gets cut.

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Godfrey was moved to free safety at the end of last season.  The position change apparently improved his play.  The competition at strong safety is between veteran FA Mike Mitchell, second year pro DJ Campbell, and undrafted FA Robert Lester.  I actually like Mitchell to win the job but split time with the other two.  Nakamura backs up Godfrey although maybe he gets cut.

 

Yuck

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He was already a solid player (regardless of what advanced statistics tell you). He has had to cover for the strong safety's ass since he's been in the league; which always tends to make him look bad when he cheats.

If the Panthers can get a capable free safety next to him then he Godfrey will be a top 10 free safety.


You kind of lost me here.

Godfrey has been our strong safety, while guys like Martin and Naka played the free. Late last year Godfrey was moved to free while DJ Campbell played strong. I do agree though that Godfrey may flourish in this new role.

Not to be a pessimist, but we should also probably point out that Rivera was raving about Godfrey during camp in 2011, and he didn't really follow that up with a strong performance.

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You kind of lost me here.

Godfrey has been our strong safety, while guys like Martin and Naka played the free. Late last year Godfrey was moved to free while DJ Campbell played strong. I do agree though that Godfrey may flourish in this new role.

Not to be a pessimist, but we should also probably point out that Rivera was raving about Godfrey during camp in 2011, and he didn't really follow that up with a strong performance.

 

Yeah, I had it backwards lol.

 

He actually played well at SS but advanced statistics will only point that he allowed a ton of receptions because he was always cheating to help out his counterpart.

 

If he is able to improve his tackling, we should be really solid at FS.

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DJ Campbell should start beside him at SS... Dude was the most impressive DB in the later part of the season.

 

Im saying this because i havent seen any panther game film from mitchell or lester [for obvious reasons].

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Good news !

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I thought it was his best position coming out of college (since he was a CB as well) But Martin was the worst tackler out of the 2 so they had to have him at the SS.

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