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Help Wanted: Second Receiver


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to be honest, laFell is not a speedster.  He is never going to get great separation.

 

Disagree.

 

Larger possession receivers get separation from running crisp routes and being physical. Lafell is doing neither.

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He took very few shots down the field on Sunday.....even when the WR was open.

He needed to trust his arm anc challenge their DB's a few more times.

Cam is and always will be a high risk and high reward type of QB....it is who he is. And, he is damn good at it. Don't lose track of what makes him great while trying to develop other aspects of his game.


He took very few shots last time..,

Does last years game accurately reflect who he is?

His eye were focused on the Hawks weakness and away from their huge strength. It wasnt a bad strategy

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Cam is doing everything he said would do this offseason. Take care of the football and take what the defense gives him. In a game like this it was the right thing to do.

Also on that td to Steve Smith he did a great job going through his progressions. It's not like he was throwing ducks and interceptions everywhere. He made 1 or two bad throws the whole game. Greg Olsen doesn't drop those passes he probably throws for over 200 yards.
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According to Rivera at his pressed yesterday, they were still limiting AE as a precaution because of his hammy. He said he will get more reps this week.

We'll see if it makes any difference.

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Brandon Lloyd come on down.

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We really need a big tall possession wr. Someone Can can trust besides Olsen and Smith.

There were not really any available in FA if I recall.

I hope they sign Nicks. I hate looking towards next year's FA already


If Nicks can stay healthy he's my top FA wish.

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Lets face it--WR on this team has NEVER been addressed.  I suppose Moose in the second round was a solid pick, but we drafted Smith to return punts--the fact that he is a 13-year stud WR is pretty much luck.  He would have been even better if he had spent his career as a slot or had a #1 WR to take away double teams, so his accomplishments are incredible  In fact, we have leaned on him for 10 years. 

Since then, we have tried to find a WR in round 2--the USC busts.  We drafted drew carter off the surgeon's table.  Then Hurney got desperate took Lafell, Armanti, and Gettis in a 2010 attempt to fix this mess.  Our futility in Carolina has everything to do with the inability to find a decent #2 WR---after Moose, we have never had one.  Unfortunately, it has never been enough of a priority to draft one in the first round.  Instead, we take 2 RBs in 3 years in the first round.  They are easier picks, and Marty liked to take the low-riskers in the first round. Made him look good. 

 

WR, DT, CB--you would have thought they unnecessary players if you look at Marty Hurney's draft history.

 

This draft, expect a WR, S, and OT.

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Correct me if I'm wrong - didn't Sherman cover LaFell the majority of the game?

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I know a guy who is perpetually open...cough cough...David Gettis...cough cough...

Have to get on the field to get open. Last I checked he was injured and unemployed.

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Is it just me....I went to FanFest...watched most of the pre season snaps for Cam...and then the Seahawks game and Cam only looks for Smith and Olsen.    Is it me? (For right now I'm thinking this trait....to lock in on receivers....is what separates Cam from the truly elite talent in the league).  

 

There are many elite QBs who have their "go to receivers" that they lock into. Peyton and Peirre-Garcon and Brady and Wes welker, come to mind. U all seem to walk lock in step with each others narrowminded thinking even when u pretend not too.

 

You're not really being a critical thinker are you? Love how u know that u're not being openminded by stating: "for right now." The question is, what is driving your feelings now? Because of what u saw on TV? It's one thing to speak of what you see as an observation. It's another to make a broad and bias assumption about somwone without knowing the reason why Cam is doing what he's doing on the field.

 

The attitude from this thread might give some insight into the reason why this team seem to fall into the same patern mentally when the game is on the line. It's clear the attitude of many Panther fans, especially on this site is that Smitty all but walks on water. It's also clear the leash for everyone who isn't named Smitty or Olsen, on the Offensive is very short and tight.

 

The psychological well being of a team is just as important as it's physical strength. Think about that everytime you watch the Panthers fail to close-out games they should be able too. No one individual can seriously lose or win in a team sport.

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I get what you are saying Zod, but a little may be on Cam too. He passed on throwing to some open guys, and is laser end into Olsen and Smith

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I hate to say it but Tom Brady, Payton Manning, and Aaron Rodgers would kill for receivers like we have right now. Those dudes are throwing to no names before they got there. Cam is not any of them, granted. But Cam stares down Olsen, and Smitty too much. While talent is a problem to an extent, it's also some on the QB's progression to receivers.

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