Is he officially 6'6? I was wondering how tall he was because I saw him next to Olsen and thought to myself he looked a bit taller. The measurements you posted would explain it if accurate. Where did you find your info? Just curious.
I remember back in his Auburn days ESPN sports science talked about Cam's body could be molded to play LT, DE, TE, WR, & OLB with training.
ust as offense dominated the NFL regular season, it could dominate the NFL draft. The rich side of the ball should get richer, as the draft offers significantly more offensive talent than defensive talent.
"It's surprising how heavy it is on the one side of the ball," one NFC general manager said. He estimated that of the 120 or so players on his board, 65 percent are offensive players.
A college scouting director said about 60 percent of the players on his team's board are offensive prospects. "It's such a balanced group throughout the offensive positions," he said. "Usually it's more defense heavy."
A high-ranking AFC personnel exec said about 60 percent of the 200 players he considers draftable are on the offensive side of the ball. He said it is particularly lopsided in the first three rounds. "There is a lot of opportunity on offense," he said.
JUST WHAT WE NEED!
Was watching ESPN & NFL network and most analyst are overlooking the Panthers especially due to the NFC South history of non-repeat Champion and the winner is usually 12-4 . I say frist time for everything with a resurgence in the offense and a elite defense.
Offensive Line | The Carolina Panthers are getting younger, and filling key position on the roster for a smash mouth pro style offense like Seattle & 49rs. The middle of the O-line will be anchored by the pro bowl C-Kalil who is a master technician in the run & pass game. Amini & Kugbilla provides the guard combo that has the size, strength,& athletic ability to create true run gaps, and ability to pass protect. Byron Bell provides the most experience at the Tackle position, and his strength is also in the run game. The draft will provide us another tackle that can win the LT position in the off-season, or start at the RT.
Run Game | The run game has been the foundation for the Panther's Offense since the franchise was founded. Recent years have shown decline in the run game due to OL, injures, and passing league, yet the Panthers still manged to be in top 12 in 2013. Panthers philosophy is to play hard nose football and the running game will get a boost with the return of a healthy Stewart in the off-season training along with a younger OL. Mike Tolbert is the Swiss knife of the Panthers playing special team, short-yardage, screens, & goal line plays that produced 7 TD's for the offense. The Backfield Co.provides players with special niche in the offense that will be relied heavily on in the 2014 season.
Passing Game | This unit is in rebuilding mode anchored by TE Greg Olsen, whose production have gone up ever year. Jason Avant and Cotchery provides veteran leadership, reliable target and lost production in FA. The coaches and FO believes that we don't need a true # 1 WR but instead committee that can produce. The 2014 draft is a deep WR class that will allow the Panther's to draft starting WRs that can work outside and provide red-zone target.
Defense | This unit finished # 2 and will improve in 2014 with experienced gained by the younger players. Key addition of Cason, Harper, and Decouds provides experience, veteran leadership, and size for the back-field. In addition, the help of younger DB and the draft will allow Defense to become more balanced on the front and back end.
I just thought I would try this thread starting thingy out and see if I can make a difference in a fellow Huddlers life.
So here's my 1st ever Hubby gonna set you right thread. Where to start? The obvious ones like Cam, he gon' ball like nothin ere seen this year. Or that Defense? Sheew! Those 2 alone should warm your cockle shellz. But nah. Too easy.
No siree Bob. I want to start with that oh so important Oline. And when you start to start talking about the Oline, you start with Kalil. Not the biggest of Centers in the game, but that is his only flaw. He is now the absolute anchor of that line. And considered one of the leading Cs in the league.
2 things I really like about Ryan are his technique, and his leadership. He has to fill those leadership shoes without Gross for the first time in his career. But he couldn't of had a better role model, or mentor, than Jordan. Does he get near the respect, for both himself, and his fellow OL as a group with Gross gone? That is going to say a lot. Although I cannot perceive of a reason Ryan cannot lead that group. Teamed with Cam, and Keek. You have 3 or your 4 units covered.
Technique. What do they say? Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. I see Ryan as tactician. Every move designed to learn and grow. Those types of analytics can be taught. I happen to think it was Ryan, Gross, and Coaching that made our Oline not suck. I absolutely believe he is coaching his mates as hard, or harder probably just as more motivation, as the coaches are.
Can Ryan assume command of the Oline corp.? That is a question worth pondering. If he can? We have the potential to be more than capable of executing a productive running game.
Now could be the time for Bell to shine. Take over that alpha dog in training role. Bring a new and bigger attitude to match his size and ability. He is pretty much a vet now. If he comes in ready to lead, or maybe Ryan has a talk with him, and something clicks? Any and all scenarios where he has a break out year? Hellz yeah it could happen.
Let's start by judging what we want to do. Run the ball. This is right in Bell's wheelhouse. He has the size, and length, to move guys around. He has the ability to wall off an alley without getting in the way. He stays with his man longer, consistently, than anyone I've ever seen. He may not get to the second level very well, but this, in the run game, is his only real flaw.
Bell just may be a good candidate for Lt. Maybe with being a 4th year vet. He may be ready to take on that responsibility?
Amini, and KugZilla are 2 more big guyz. 1, Amini, was looking to be coming into his own before injury shortened a promising year. If he can cam (oops, fuedian slip maybe?)come back looking like a 3rd year vet!? Teamed with Kalil, that is a pretty promising start.
Amini has enough size, and strength to win his share of battles up the middle. He has the speed to get to both the outside, and to the second level. Throw in that if he has you. You goin where he wants you. He can lead the sweep, or he can come across and run the trap. He can do everything you want your RT to do in the running game. With the size to still be a factor in short yardage.
If Amini comes in a year better than what last year projected to be. He is going to be more than capable handling the job.
Chandler just has that feel good story with a happy ending kinda guy. He is going to take to RT like a that sailor did to my sister in law last weekend. Athletic is the word that seems to be the starting point with him. Inexperienced, at least at the RT position, is a given. But the kid has done damm well everywhere they have put him.
His size may not make him an ideal RT, but in 2 TE sets, with KugZilla beside him. In most situations, all he has to do is not lose the war. For the basic 1st, 2nd, and hellz, any damm down running plays, he can use his size, quickness, and athleticism to his advantage. Giving him ample opportunity to win his share of battles. But, like Kalil, he is a tad undersized for what you would like to be in those short yardage situations.
I played Short Stop my whole career. When I moved to softball I moved to 1st base. Best position on the fugging field. I wish I had played it my whole career. My hope is that is what happens for Chandler. He has the on field jitterz out of the way. He has learned he can hang with the big boys. Maybe RT, where his athleticism can be an asset will bring out the best in him?
Chandler is a big question mark. I cannot argue that. But all indications are. This kid gets it. RT just fits his skill so well.
If we had to go to war tomorrow. I could live with this group. Room for growth? Sure. But a pretty good starting spot.
tl/dr version/ Thanks for listening. Don't forget to tip your bartenders and waitresses. Thanks, and good night.
Nice write up...... The interior of the OL is set with Amini, Kalil, and Kugbilla, the draft should provide the Panthers with plenty of options at the Tackle position.
During the 2011 campaign, the 2 TE set was the most productive offense under Cam Newton. The formation will help make a easier transition for the younger OL, while working the Hashes & providing red-zone target in the passing game. Cam's improvement in short & intermediate route, and presence of Veteran WR like Avant and Cotchery will help sustain long drives.I believe the run game is going to take a major load off the offense with the help of a younger OL. The running game will be top 5 with a 1 -2 punch by Stewart and Williams, while using Tolbert for short-yardage & goal-line.
Possible OT : Cyrus Kouandjio, Antonio Richardson, Ju'Wuan James, Mehwort, Fleming, Henderson, & Lewan