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So Armanti has earned a roster spot..

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As long this team continues to ignore the fact Steve Smith is getting old and decides they have bigger needs than a WR,we have no choice but hope and pray someone either resurrects their career, comes back from injury or finally blossoms at the position.

 

I'm not thinking the WR corps of Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Dominique Hixon, Ted Ginn, AE or anyone else is going to strike fear in the hearts of any secondary in the league.

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I don't think there are many WR groups that strike fear in hearts. Maybe a few. If we could have every position group full of pro bowlers it would be really nice though.

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Most well rounded. Solid group of WRs we've had in.....well, since 2003-2004.

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He didn't look lost at all last year, but you could tell he was still having to really think through everything from routes, to hand technique to route running. It sounds like he's now just playing and those things are somewhere in the background so he's able to move more freely and confidently.

 

It's amazing what good coaching can do.

 

I think he makes the roster. AE seems too have improved dramaticly this year. In past years he looked to be lost. Now all of a sudden the light is burning. I wont say he's #3 or anything. But he's in the #3-#5 WR range. And that's a better showing than years past. Now the battle is really between Adams,Pilares and Gettis for the 6th spot.

 

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All I know is that AE caught a ball that he had to readjust to falling out of the side corner of the endzone dragging his feet with Captain is great position on him like a blanket.  That was as an impressive a catch as any top receiver in the NFL.  

 

I was shocked he caught it.  Not because it was AE but because of how good the coverage was and how difficult a catch it was.

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Rooting for a player on this team to be successful? The nerve of these fans here....

 

 

first time Ive ever thought of giving this guy pie

 

It's amazing what good coaching can do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

thank you Ricky Proehl

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I agree you need good coaching but we've had some great coaches before and don't knock what's really helped AE improve and that's AE working his butt off.

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Why are the people on this forum always negative?
Why can't it be possible he's finally put it together.

I will preface this by saying that i went to WCU and played football - when I did, WCU and App St were heated rivals.  This to show that I am not about App Crap or a loyal Boone goon. And all I can say is "We beat ASU" when I played against them. Go Catamounts.

 

Armanti works hard.  I chatted with him during his rookie season.  He was having trouble with route running, beating jams, etc.  He was overwhelmed, and that is coming from a former QB.  He said his routes and timing--being there when the ball was there--was his biggest concern.

 

He has since mastered these aspects of the game and you are seeing it.  In college he was a qiuck open-field runner, but WRs are totally different--they don't usually choose where they are running--they are so precise. 

 

As a former pass catcher, I noticed that AE was getting the ball at awkward times.  It was as if it was on him before he was ready.  From the few snaps I have seen from camp,, his timing seems excellent.   He gets it now.

 

Other college QBs have converted to WR, but there have not been many.  The best, in my opinion, was Freddie Solomon, who played in the NFL from 1975-85 and caught 371 passes for 5,846 yards and 48 TDs.  He averaged about 600 yards per season, but his first three seasons were less than half that. Antwan Randall El is the other very good one.  After that, Aside from Matt Jones, there are not many.  (Hines Ward played WR in college and Kordell Stewart ended up a QB).

 

So, lets give him a chance.  There are not many who have done what he is doing.

 

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Is there video anywhere of his amazing TD catch yesterday?

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Armanti was never the problem. As describe earlier he was in a bad spot the first two season due to Fox and then the lock-out.

 

You can see the work he's put in the entire time he's been here, he's gotten steadily better every season. Now it looks like maybe he's able to put everything he's learned together and actually apply it.

 

You can knock AE for a few things, but work ethic isn't one of them and one of the biggest ways to know that is by the help he gets from Steve Smith. Smitty doesn't waste his time with guys who won't help themselves.

 

Again, if you could take AE's intangibles and merge them with the tangibles of Dwayne Jarrett we'd have a very good WR on the roster.

 

I agree you need good coaching but we've had some great coaches before and don't knock what's really helped AE improve and that's AE working his butt off.

 

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Hard work pays off. Good job AE.

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And by real, you mean your negative, pessimistic, warped view.


I guess when some people's lives are such a disappointment, they don't know any better. They prob learned at a young age to be pessimistic...that way they were not over disappointed when nothing good happened.
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