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In Topic: Michael Oher Visits Panthers

25 February 2015 - 03:19 PM


In Topic: NFL Combine-- DL and LBs

22 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

Bud Dupree just opened some eyes. 1st round lock I believe. 

In Topic: Vic Beasley

22 February 2015 - 12:43 PM

did we run a 3-4 back then?


No. We were a base 4-3. This was during the glory days of Peppers, Rucker and Jenkins on the front line.

In Topic: Vic Beasley

22 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

he had to be in coverage quite a bit...having only 3 DBs in a game leaves a WR wide open every time. but I know he was used for some blitz packages and covering deep crosses and slants.

the Panthers converted him to an OLB and I'm not going to argue about it anymore because half of Panther nation used to plead for him to be used as a safety when we had Morgan, Witherspoon and Lathon.


Couple things. Lathon was gone by the time Davis got here. Also, Davis started his rookie year out at safety. He got torched in coverage and was moved to the bench to be used in a "joker" role for the rest of the year. It was only after his rookie year that they decided that he should be moved to OLB because in the offseason he asked Mark Fields' permission to switch from 47 to 58 (Fields' old number that was thought to be semi-retired because of the Keep Pounding campaign).


Davis was always a good spy on the QB (we drafted him to stop Michael Vick, and it worked) which gave him the illusion of being ok in coverage. In reality, he was just faster than the guys he was in the box against. On an island, he gets exposed. Nothing wrong with that at LB. 

In Topic: Vic Beasley

22 February 2015 - 12:17 PM

Bc if he really isn't a NFL 4-3 DE

He will have to change positions and be an OLB. Something he wasn't in college. Transitions are always an unknown.

I think he goes bottom of the first round bc of that. Von Miller made that transition in college. He basically spent his last two years in college not being a traditional DE


Beasley played with his hand down, standing up, rushing inside, rushing outside, dabbled in coverage. He was a playmaker. Playmakers with his tool set don't last until the end of round 1.