found the AE catch. it is incredible.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:03 AM
Wife was watching the nighty local news and the sports segment came on and the reporter said AE earned a roster spot for the 2013 season.
A local sports reporter should know better than to make such a claim before a preseason snap is taken.
Ginn, AE, Adams, Pilares, Hixon are all still trying out for the team. How they do in preseason will decide who stays and who goes.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:06 AM
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:08 AM
The coaches have always seen something in him obviously. Even back to the jon bon foxi years. But greg hardy is a great example of how bad young talent was misused under hurneys mngmt. Barnridge is another. I'm not 100% on the ae bandwagon, but I'm not gonna say that he doesn't have what it takes to compete for a wr spot. Ecspecially in an actual competitive camp.
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Agreed. The Panthers have "moved on" on from many players drafted with and after Armanti. I somehow don't get the idea they were just being nice since he was changing positions.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:12 AM
I think I would still rather see Ginn as the 3rd receiver, and probably Hixon the 4th. With that being said, Hixon is constantly hurt. It's either a muscle pull, a cramp, or some over injury that just always seems to hold him back. AE could slide into that position and fill in nicely.
But, with what I've seen/read from camp, Joe Adams is also a prime contender to make the team. That guy has had his stock soaring the past couple of weeks.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:17 AM
I hope he turns into a legit Wideout but EVERY single offseason he's been hyped up during camp but then disappears. Remember that big preseason game he had and everyone was convinced he had finally turned the corner? Until he does it in the regular season I'm not going to get excited.
This was my concern too, but....You have be aware of where the hype is coming from. ASU alumni for the most part have been pushing the Armanti agenda. Now coaches and players are mentioning him. Reporters too, but he is no longer a human-interest, Davidish, local boy rises story.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:22 AM
it is interesting how the competition has everyone playing better---even Gettis in the past 2 days or so.
IF all things are considered equal, it may not be the first five or six WRs in terms of talent, but it could be that body type, style, etc. play into it.
For example, with Smitty playing a lot of slot this year, how many slot WRs do we need? Adams, Armanti, and Pilares all are known slot WRs. Prohel may decide that they really need deep speed to stretch the field . Gettis and Ginn start looking better. Heck, Bersin even has a set of skills that are unique. Maybe he goes PS and then finds a spot.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:38 AM
Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:06 AM
Nah some people are just naturally whiny bitches. Having a crappy, hard, or disappointing life doesn't make you a pessimist. For some people they use such life experience to become eternal optimists, because, well everything else sucks so might as well hope for the best.
There's no accounting for some people being crotchety asshats.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:10 AM
There's a difference between being a pessimist, being a cynic and being a skeptic:
A cynic questions people’s integrity and motives, believing that everyone is driven by selfishness.
A pessimist has a negative outlook not just toward people, but to life in general, and expects or emphasizes the worst in any situation. The opposite of pessimism is optimism.
A skeptic habitually doubts or questions assertions that most people take for granted. Skeptics require evidence before they can accept a claim as true.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:23 AM
Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:26 AM
I really want AE to break out i really really do but i just don't see it with him.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:28 AM
nothing is guaranteed, especially with armanit. but I think the general consensus is that he has played well enough to be on this team for the next year. personally i'm happy for him. yes the pick was terrible. everyone knows and can agree to this. but you can't blame Armanti for that and he has definitely worked his ass off to be a part of this team. He may never be a superstar, but the guy has got great work ethic (which is something every human being can appreciate).
Amen. None of the discord surrounding his presence on the team is his fault. Instead of being defensive about things, he has kept his mouth shut, put his nose to the grindstone, and worked every single day to earn his paycheck. I think we sometimes too easily lose sight of just what a tough job it is for someone to learn to play an entirely different skill position - especially at the pro level. Personally, I admire his work ethic, his grit, and his absolute determination to become what this organization has asked him to be. I hope he makes it. But if he doesn't, it won't be from his lack of effort or a lack of my cheers on his behalf.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:31 AM