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Swag's 7-26 Camp Observations

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a lot of outlets assigned amini a borderline first round grade just based on his physical talents.  that he's strong, tough, and plays to the whistle was never in question.  most of the knocks on him coming in to the nfl were about his raw technique and how he'd adjust to the huge difference between DII level talent and what he'd face in the pros.

 

he did whip gerald mccoy in the second bucs game.  just because he's not a carl nicks yet doesn't mean that he's not good.

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I know that this probably doesn't mean much I'm just saying that it isn't the result I was wanting. I really never pay a whole lot of attention to how people perform in camp. I'm much more concerned with how he plays in the first preseason game.

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There is a reason a receiver makes 2 catches in a year on a 9ers team that wasn't even loaded at WR. Hopefully he can give us some good field position.

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This is the best thing that could happen to Star at the moment. Just because your a first round pick doesn't mean your an automatic starter. Either he'll learn from it, or break. But at least well see Stars mental toughness sooner rather than later.

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Hopefully Star just learning what to do... I mean he is a rookie

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Guys: it's two unpadded practices. Do you need a "Jump to Conclusions" mat?

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Gross said more than once that part of the reason he was as good as he was is because he practiced against the old #90. Just sayin.... Let the 2 Samoans make each other better...

Why do you think the Lions, Browns, Jaguars or Bucs haven't been able to do anything in years? They don't practice against anybody good...ever....
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Yep. Julius Peppers made Jordan Gross look like a wasted pick for the first few practices his rookie year. It happens.

We knew Star was gonna be raw. I'm not worried.

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Guys: it's two unpadded practices. Do you need a "Jump to Conclusions" mat?

Im more interested in any trend we see in the preseason as far as strengths and weaknesses go. But yeah people in here lack perspective

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Wait ... they sell $2 beers at TC? Best observation I have read so far.

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I'm going to wait until tomorrow to form my own opinion on the battle between Star vs Amini. I think the outcome will be different and Star will hold his own, all in all its going to be good battle to watch all training camp.

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As already stated, we're two practices into tc and they haven't even put pads on. Star is going to be a great DT for us and Amini is quickly becoming a powerhouse for our run game. We can't just give into despair and write any player off at this early point....Star could start river dancing when the ball is snapped and he'd still be an upgrade from Fua.....

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i love that there's already an intense competition between silatolu and the death star. peppers made gross better, cam and luke are making each other better... intense competition with elite guys is going to bring the best out of everyone. skill begets skill. this is nothing but good news.

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i love that there's already an intense competition between silatolu and the death star. peppers made gross better, cam and luke are making each other better... intense competition with elite guys is going to bring the best out of everyone. skill begets skill. this is nothing but good news.

Agreed.....well said

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Youd be a fool to judge Star before the pads are on.
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Phenomenal write up op. Thanks for sharing.

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Yep, Peppers and Jenkins made our O-Line better. They became straight up maulers in 2003. Amini is gonna make Death Star better and Star is gonna make the Tongan Kaiju better.

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You guys can make fun of it all you want but I'm really not happy about our 1st round pick being owned by a guy who wouldn't even be starting on most teams. Hopefully Star just needs to get acclimated though.


Are you on crack

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Great write- up swag. Love to hear Amini looked good today. He'll need to be solid this year for our offense to realize its potential.

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Wait ... they sell $2 beers at TC? Best observation I have read so far.


That settles it. Spartanburg, here I come.
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Star is a bust


Take a breath. Star is going to have a learning curve.

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The $2 beers is just on back to football night. The rest of training camp they just have low quality expensive hotdogs and warm diet pepsi.

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 - I loved the Amini pick last year and thought then that he has Pro Bowl potential. I think he'll show that this year now that he's started to make the adjustment from D2 to the NFL.

 

 - How long before Hixon starts taking reps away from Ginn at WR3?

 

 - I hope Captain ends up starting for us. I saw so many projections of him being a nickel guy and I never understood why since he's shown he can be a decent to solid starter, if obviously undersized. I'd honestly feel better about Josh Thomas at CB2 than Florence or Norman.

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