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Greg Cosell's (Shutdown Corner) Spotlight Team .... Carolina Panthers

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LaFell is one of those receivers that can drop one pass and bring out the cries of, "we need a #2". Then when he continues to make clutch catches somehow he is not mentioned until he drops another one. But he has improved every year and is way above average.

 

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They ran a basic quarterback power with the right guard pulling left, but with a read option element added to it.

 

 

We pretty much brought back the Quarterback run to the point they use words like "basic" to describe it. I know Vick ran a few designed runs but it was more of a gimmick based on his speed. The Panthers have made the well designed QB run in vogue. Just like we did the Wildcat. But I'm sure ESPN will tell you Shanahan and Harbaugh invented it.

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Cam has been better during the streak.  What is the variable?  Better preparation, according to Cam.  Why is this hard for people to digest?  Cam was not deserving of praise in the first few games.  He is now.  Good. 

 

The mere fact that he mentioned Cam was having trouble releasing a throw in time is tough to digest simply because Newton has one of the fastest releases in the NFL. And that's not me talking.

 

He's never had issues reading defenses either. Cam wasn't taking what the defense was giving him. He's a young gunslinger. That was to be expected. That, and his short game was mediocre/decent.

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Good article.

 

I hope we can improve the secondary next season... It's nice having a dominate front seven, but if that pressure doesn't get there, we always get burned.

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The mere fact that he mentioned Cam was having trouble releasing a throw in time is tough to digest simply because Newton has one of the fastest releases in the NFL. And that's not me talking.

 

He's never had issues reading defenses either. Cam wasn't taking what the defense was giving him. He's a young gunslinger. That was to be expected. That, and his short game was mediocre/decent.

 

I believe he meant Cam holds onto the ball too long (which is/was partly true). His release though ... it's that hot-fire!

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"The Panthers play nickel often, and I’d argue Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis are the fastest pair of nickel linebackers in the NFL."

 

Unless Luke is carrying the football, then he has the speed and strength of my grandmother.

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"The Panthers play nickel often, and I’d argue Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis are the fastest pair of nickel linebackers in the NFL."

 

Unless Luke is carrying the football, then he has the speed and strength of my grandmother.

 

I don't even know what that means...

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what's new? article is purdy much what i've been saying the last month....

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I believe he meant Cam holds onto the ball too long (which is/was partly true). His release though ... it's that hot-fire!

Then that's a fair assessment.

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I don't even know what that means...

Neither do I. Luke is a quick dude.

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I don't even know what that means...

Yeah, this one lost me.

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"I think the issue with Newton has always been that he's a little slow to process and isolate the necessary information. He has been a beat late with throws, he has had some issues with accuracy. I think over the last three or four games – and nobody can answer why, but it’s there on film – he is processing better, the ball is coming out of his hand a lot quicker to the right receiver at the right time and he has recognized coverages better."

Maybe... because he was never 'slow' in processing that information and making a throw, Greg?

 

I wouldn't call it being slow; I would call it indecisiveness because he wasn't absolutely certain what he was seeing. But lately it seems he's throwing with conviction rather than doubting himself. That's what the "game slowing down" looks like, when a player has seen the plays over and over until he doesn't even have to think, just react.

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