He's the most tenured Panther in the secondary. I have no problem keeping around and giving him another shot in a reserve role to begin with. He knows the defense and whether people want to admit it or not, he is a leader on the defense... something we need in the secondary very, very badly.
Josh has crazy potential, and honestly I kind of like the jackass attitude he brings. The secondary doesn't have any real vocal players, mostly in part because they are all new comers to DG's one year wonder master plan... Josh Norman, however, has been with the team longer then any other DB we have, (except Godfrey). If he can finally put it together on Sunday's and keep his emotions in check, then he has everything a starting corner in the NFL should have.
Norman playing to his potential will end the "legion of whom" title that some have given this secondary. I'm rootin for him.
These guys have been reading and hearing this junk all year. If they do end up being the worst, then so be it. But I would be willing to bet this group is going to surprise a lot of people.
So now we have the worst offensive line and the worst group of receivers in the league. If the coach's aren't making these bulletin board materials then they should be fired. Professional athletes don't like being told they suck. Use it as motivation for God's sake.
That secondary of Cason, Benwikere, White, Dockery, Norman/Godfrey along with Harper, Decoud, Lester, Jones, Boston is pretty strong. All the younger guys are a year older and it's mixed well with good vets.
Strange feeling that Hardy is going to put up an epic season due to strong secondary help and a humiliating off season.