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Gettis is very much in play for the WR3 spot per Joe Person


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#46 chubs2496

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Until you can prove that in some quantitative manner you are spouting unfounded opitions.


If Gettis can 1)Stay Health, 2) get comparable minutes, 3) Produce better mins, and finally contribute to the offense other than going vertical then you can make some kind of arguement.

Lafell ranked roughly middle of the pack for #2 WRs and contributes nicely to the run game down field.
He is a very nice #2 WR and for people to say other wise makes them look football dumb.

gettis had 3-4 really nice games his rookie year and since has had the easiest job in football, being on IR and going to rehab for his injuries all the while adding absolutly nothing to the team other than being some negative cap space.


I realize u might not have meant it like u said it but being placed on IR and rehabbing is prolly one of the toughest jobs. Thomas Davis has went through hell and it wasn't easy. But like I said I realize u probably didn't mean it.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

Dam I agree with you again.

People think WR only job is to catch passes. They don't see the downfield blocking Lafell does to spring big runs. Or the route running he does as a decoy to get other people open.


I would also liked to point out. That Lafell compared to other number 2 WR get very little targets.
He gets 77 targets and Julio Jones gets 145.

My main Problem with Cam is he needs to trust and give more shots to the other WR not name Smith and Olsen. Even when it seem like they are Covered.

Bolden never gets separation and is never completely open but he still gets targeted. Cam has to learn to trust that his other WR can make a plays for him to.

Now I think Gettis has earned a shot at the 3rd Wr competition but Lafell has locked down the 2 spot for this year and has atleast earned a little trust from Cam.

How long would it take Gettis to get to that point with Cam??

Good post, I liked the Boldin comparison. Also, glad you used targets in your argument. Smitty had 138 and Olsen had 104. That's where Newtons first two looks usually go unless the play is specifically designed for someone else and the stats back that up. Which is understandable but I'd like to see him look Lafell's way more often (like you said).

I've been trying to find a site that shows 'drops' for each player but haven't had any luck. If my memory serves me well, Lafell had a drop in the KC game that should have been a TD and a drop in the cowboys game on a 3rd down play on one of the first possessions. I don't know if these things affect Cam wanting to target Lafell more often. The more I watch past Panthers games the more I'm coming around to Lafell. I was excited when we drafted him but expected more from him. But in Lafell's defense it's hard to put up big numbers with the number of opportunities he has been given.

However, when they do run plays in which Lafell appears to be the first option I like what I see. Just a couple that come to mind are the TD passes he caught against Washington and Dallas (2011,2012) both within the 5 yard line where Lafell appeared to be the first option.

Could Gettis possibly challenge Lafell for the number 2 spot? Yes, I think that's possible. But I don't think that'll happen in the near future. If Gettis continues to progress each week I don't know how he won't be awarded the number 3 WR position. Hard not to fall in love with Gettis size and speed. Like everyone says competition is good for everyone and brings out people's best. I just hope Gettis can stay healthy and contribute this year. If Gettis does those two things, I think next year he'll have a legit shot at Lafell.

Edit: Lafell had 3 drops in 2012.

http://www.sportingc...ats/drops/2012/

Armanti with 0!!! lol

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:32 PM

LOL @ per Person



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:57 PM

Dam I agree with you again.

People think WR only job is to catch passes. They don't see the downfield blocking Lafell does to spring big runs. Or the route running he does as a decoy to get other people open.


I would also liked to point out. That Lafell compared to other number 2 WR get very little targets.
He gets 77 targets and Julio Jones gets 145.

My main Problem with Cam is he needs to trust and give more shots to the other WR not name Smith and Olsen. Even when it seem like they are Covered.

Bolden never gets separation and is never completely open but he still gets targeted. Cam has to learn to trust that his other WR can make a plays for him to.

Now I think Gettis has earned a shot at the 3rd Wr competition but Lafell has locked down the 2 spot for this year and has atleast earned a little trust from Cam.

How long would it take Gettis to get to that point with Cam??


Sorry you are having to agree with me. I can stay committed to the 3 or so we disagree with on....lol.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

I realize u might not have meant it like u said it but being placed on IR and rehabbing is prolly one of the toughest jobs. Thomas Davis has went through hell and it wasn't easy. But like I said I realize u probably didn't mean it.


No doubt, but it doesn't contribute to wins. Should have been more clear.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:04 PM

And the huddle will implode the first time the ball pops off his shoulder pads and into a safety's hands when he tries to catch the ball with his body.  You'd think he would have spent some extra time with the jugs machine the last two years.

 

Still wishing the best for him, but David-- use your hands!



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:49 PM

It is funny how people on here watch the game and think Gettis is better than LaFell. He hasnt really done much or any thing against starters. I would like to see him the 3rd preseason game do something. And by the way if he made the team he wouldnt even get a game day jersey because he has no special team value.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

And the huddle will implode the first time the ball pops off his shoulder pads and into a safety's hands when he tries to catch the ball with his body.  You'd think he would have spent some extra time with the jugs machine the last two years.

 

Still wishing the best for him, but David-- use your hands!

 

he uses his hands all the time



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:11 AM

I'm hoping Gettis blows up. He has so much potential.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:15 AM

Dropped Passes: 2010 NFL Season

Rank      Player                     Pos              Receptions   Drops    Drop %

11           Steve Smith          WR                  46                 8           8.08%

24           Brandon LaFell     WR                  38                 7           9.09%

235         David Gettis         WR                  37                 1           1.49%

 

How about that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

Dropped Passes: 2010 NFL Season
Rank Player Pos Receptions Drops Drop %
11 Steve Smith WR 46 8 8.08%
24 Brandon LaFell WR 38 7 9.09%
235 David Gettis WR 37 1 1.49%

How about that?






He dropped that gimme in the SF game but made up for it later

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

This just in from Person: Derek Anderson in the mix for the #2 QB position!

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:16 PM

Dropped Passes: 2010 NFL Season

Rank      Player                     Pos              Receptions   Drops    Drop %

11           Steve Smith          WR                  46                 8           8.08%

24           Brandon LaFell     WR                  38                 7           9.09%

235         David Gettis         WR                  37                 1           1.49%

 

How about that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's pretty awesome if you think about it.  Didn't know that. 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

If Hixon starts over Gettis Thursday, I'm calling foul, NO ONE should be given a roster spot just based on the fuging fact he comes from Gettleman's former team. 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:04 PM

If Hixon starts over Gettis Thursday, I'm calling foul, NO ONE should be given a roster spot just based on the fuging fact he comes from Gettleman's former team.


How about if he starts ahead of Gettis bc he has done more in the NFL?


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