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Dee Milliner benched during TNF (Panthers related)

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Star was absolutely the best pick we could have made. Star helps us stop the run, collapse the pocket, and make our DB's look better. He simply has a bigger impact than any kind of CB could. Especially right out of the gate as a rookie.

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Star was absolutely the best pick we could have made. Star helps us stop the run, collapse the pocket, and make our DB's look better. He simply has a bigger impact than any kind of CB could. Especially right out of the gate as a rookie.

You will hear a lot of people say that DT isn't a position that easily translates from college to pro ball, and that it can take some time for DT's to come into their own. So for Star to be beasting people from the first snap is kind of a big deal.

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Star will be the kind of player that 12 teams will look back on and be like ...

 

 

 

 

                                                    OETC2012_jackie-chan-wtf-face-meme-i2.pn

 

                    .....especially the Jets.

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another point..

 

     Star is not seeing too much of a slow start for a few reasons.

 

1) his supporting cast

2) defensive coaches know how to use him

3) He has brute strength and quickness that allows him to have nasty leverage on an offensive lineman. I could see how  quick, finesse type of player might struggle at first because of the speed of the game at the NFL level, but Star has a very important traits that are very important to the position. He is also very smart. 

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Star will be the kind of player that 12 teams will look back on and be like ...

OETC2012_jackie-chan-wtf-face-meme-i2.pn

.....especially the Jets.

Yeah but they have to be happy with Sheldon Richardson, he has looked really good.

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Star will be the kind of player that 12 teams will look back on and be like ...

 

 

 

 

                                                    OETC2012_jackie-chan-wtf-face-meme-i2.pn

 

                    .....especially the Jets.

 

Dude how funny is it they they passed on him for. . . . another DT. Wow Rex is having one hell of a season over there in Happy Land.

 

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While I flipped my **** when Star fell to us (I'm a stoic guy but I freaking screamed), could you imagine had we drafted Richardson too? Sheldon might end up being an All-Pro too if he keeps it up. His dexterity, explosive first step, motor, speed, and pass rushing moves are amazing. Yet, I think The Panthers made the correct choice regardless. Lotulelei is the total package (whereas Richardson isn't) and Short could be a wonderful pass rushing/run-stopping UT for us.

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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/13/rex-benched-milliner-on-thursday/

So stay positive for the things to come. Yes we have wallowed in futility for what feels like forever, but things could become very bright for the Panthers very quickly.

 

Monsta, I agree. I wanted us to trade down and take Marcel Dareus or Fairly.  However, if the rumors are true, the Panthers wanted Mark Barron over Luke, until the Bucs jumped on him.  Still, I can say that I wanted Luke, but only late (draft week).

 

The point of the matter is, Cam, Luke, Star---that is a hat trick.

 

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From PFF

 

Star of the Show (I know – apologies – it had to be done)

It was fairly obvious during the preseason the Panthers at last had a stud defensive tackle for the first time since Kris Jenkins left Charlotte. Now, while this wasn’t a totally dominating performance from Star Lotulelei (+3.3), it was still very good indeed and for a rookie on his debut – extremely impressive.

As a pass rusher he picked up a couple of hurries (one was numerically negated on an illegal shift by Seattle) and also drew a holding penalty from McQuistan, but it was his work in run defense that stood out making four tackles, three of them for 1 yard or less.

He only played 61% of snaps which is low by the standards of the premier DTs (Geno Atkins averaged 74% last year) but that will build and, for now at least, Panther fans can look forward to a significantly improved run defense in the middle.

 

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