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7-27-13 Camp Thread

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Ummm, no it's not. He was basically playing LB at Alabama last year. Lester is better off there since his hips aren't on par with other DBs.

Agree, TD was an in the box safety at UGA, if Lester can't stick at S there's no reason to not give him a shot at LB. He has the size, is a good tackler, would have great speed for a LB and is a thumper.

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Agree, TD was an in the box safety at UGA, if Lester can't stick at S there's no reason to not give him a shot at LB. He has the size, is a good tackler, would have great speed for a LB and is a thumper.

 

Lester is not that great of a tackler. He takes some bad angels at times. He thrives in coverage which didnt look good last year at Bama. But, thats his game; a ballhawker. Lester is not the player Davis was at UGA or say an Alec Ogletree for the Rams, another UGA product who had experience playing the safety position.

 

At this point, we need Lester to compete for a needy Safety position, not a stacked LB spot.

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@bobbyperrell: LOVE THIS PIC..@Panthers: Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly the last players signing autographs after practice. http://t.co/p9chVXlsEp

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@bobbyperrell: LOVE THIS PIC..@Panthers: Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly the last players signing autographs after practice. http://t.co/p9chVXlsEp

 

The future is bright, my friends. . .

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His best year came at playing FS in 2010 while Barron at SS. He struggled mightily last year as the SS. He's also not a great tackler. Unless something happens (injury), its a terrible idea. Especially when we already have good depth at LB and Safety is the one who needs depth.

If anything we probably should try Kuechly at SS. :cool:

Lester has ball-hawking abilities but let's not get ahead of ourselves. He struggled in coverage while being a Free Safety too because he plays stiff. Keep in mind, Lester was great in coverage during his college tenure but that doesn't mean squat when you arrive in the NFL. The Golden Calf of Bristol didn't exactly light the NFL on fire with his passing abilities.

Yes, he takes bad angles but that's coachable. His tackling technique is surprisingly very good but his angles and aggressiveness make Lester appear worse than he truly is as a defender.

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Agree, TD was an in the box safety at UGA, if Lester can't stick at S there's no reason to not give him a shot at LB. He has the size, is a good tackler, would have great speed for a LB and is a thumper.

Bingo!

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Lester has ball-hawking abilities but let's not get ahead of ourselves. He struggled in coverage while being a Free Safety too because he plays stiff. Keep in mind, Lester was great in coverage during his college tenure but that doesn't mean squat when you arrive in the NFL. The Golden Calf of Bristol didn't exactly light the NFL on fire with his passing abilities.

Yes, he takes bad angles but that's coachable. His tackling technique is surprisingly very good but his angles and aggressiveness make Lester appear worse than he truly is as a defender.

 

Let's just stick him at Safety especially when he's doing well there. Let's not try going over board moving him around when we dont need to.

 

#KeepItSimple

 

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Let's just stick him at Safety especially when he's doing well there. Let's not try going over board moving him around when we dont need to.

#KeepItSimple

It's merely an option if he struggles at safety this year.

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@SteveReedAP: Panthers coach Ron Rivera says rookie Edmund Kugbila tweaked a hamstring in practice. Unclear if it's related to knee issue in OTAs.

At least we have a lot of quality depth at guard.

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It's merely an option if he struggles at safety this year.

 

Is he struggling? No.

 

Dont fix what's not broken

 

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Gibbs Stadium today.

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Pics from today. Favorites are Cam acknowledging the kids yelling "CAM!! CAM!!" over and over. Waved to them and gave the a thumbs up. Uploaded from my phone...sorry if they are a bit wonky.

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