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#1 La Pantera

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

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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."



#2 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:35 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

"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"



#4 Vampire the buffet slayer

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

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




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

#5 La Pantera

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:42 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

Good news !

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:49 AM

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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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:52 AM

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.

 

I'm saying it right now.

 

Naka doesn't make the team unless injuries destroy the Safety position. Moore will be the back-up at FS and if Lester can play special teams. Colin and Naka could be gone. They are only keeping 9 players in the secondary. And the numbers don't work out well for Naka.
 



#14 La Pantera

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

Its funny that we've heard absolutely zero about Naka in the offseason so far. Its like he doesn't exist. That says a lot. He's as good as gone.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

Offseason coachspeak. He will be the same up and down player he's always been. Not bad enough to replace, not good enough to get excited over. 




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