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Mr. Scot

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#2910358 Godfrey back to S? Per BBR

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

does this make Bene our nickel?

 

I think he was gonna be anyway.

 

Rivera seems to like Godfrey (hence, why he got a big contract from Hurney).  I'm not so sure Gettleman feels the same.

 

The position switching makes it look like Rivera's almost desperate to find some reason to justify keeping him.

 

Not sure it's gonna work.
 




#2910350 Bucs looking at Incognito, traded for Mankins

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

A fourth rounder for a 32 year old player?




#2910349 Godfrey back to S? Per BBR

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

Wonder how long that lasts.

 

For that matter, wonder how long Godfrey lasts.




#2910328 Panthers Cuts 8-26

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

How'd Jefferson go on IR when the man just caught a TD?

 

"Ouch!  My finger!" :blink:

 

Surprise injuries happen a lot this time of year.

 

Like Ruff said, IR stash.  There was a decent sized crowd at tight end this preseason.

 

 




#2910188 Panthers Cuts 8-26

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

I just have a hard time signing on to the idea of choosing a guy who's already busted somewhere else over a guy who looks like he's just coming into his own here.

 

Hill may indeed have higher potential than King, but if he's already shown he wasn't living up to it, is it really an advantage?




#2910176 About Roman Harper...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

Grammar may not actually be the biggest concern here :unsure:




#2910133 Bucs looking at Incognito, traded for Mankins

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 11:44 AM

Because he can block? It's not his fault that Martin was a baby back biatch who was mentally to soft for the nfl.

 

Martin is actually playing in the NFL right now.  Incognito isn't.

 

And to be clear, he's not really all that good a blocker.




#2910127 About Roman Harper...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

adrian wilson tho... he is a legit vet hard hitting safety....ron harper has a bit too much tred off the tires and ive hated him since the steve altercation..... decloud is tooo softtt

 

Wilson is 35 and reportedly was 'not moving well' per NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.




#2910112 Panthers Cuts 8-26

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

Football > Baby??? Making sure he will be available Thursday night...

 

It's been done before by other athletes.

 

I'd say they look at it as doing what's needed to support their family.
 




#2910096 About Roman Harper...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

jacoby ford and get rid of avant

 

No way in hell that happens, nor should it.
 




#2910062 Bucs looking at Incognito, traded for Mankins

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 11:04 AM

I always thought it was comical his name means dick in disguise.

 

It's a pretty thin disguise.
 




#2910054 A little bit of Cam swag....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 11:00 AM

Haha where should it go? I didn't want to get bashed putting it in panther talk

 

Probably the Lounge.  You'd likely get more views there anyway.
 




#2910014 A little bit of Cam swag....

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 10:47 AM

Why the NFL forum?




#2909998 About Roman Harper...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

...the latest from David Newton

 

The Carolina Panthers finally will get a look at their restructured secondary that was a big question mark entering the preseason in Thursday night's preseason finale at Pittsburgh.

Strong safety Roman Harper returned to practice this week for the first time since suffering turf toe after stepping on the foot of tight end Greg Olsen during an Aug. 1 practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

"I definitely think I can help with a sense of attitude, with a sense of leadership," Harper said. "At times we can be better at open-field tackling, doing some different concepts and just kind of understanding our fit."

Coach Ron Rivera has been emphatic that Harper's absence in practice and the first three preseason games wasn't an issue even though the defense has given up some big pass plays. He's reminded that Quintin Mikell started last season's opener at strong safety after signing a week earlier.

He also could have reminded that free safety Mike Mitchell, who went to Pittsburgh in free agency, didn't become a starter until after the secondary was decimated by injuries in Week 2.

But Rivera is glad Harper is back.

"Roman does have a veteran quality to himself," he said. "We're excited to have him around. What is missing is that veteran leadership presence."

 

Harper won't discuss whether the toe is completely healed, reminding he doesn't discuss injuries. But he admitted being a spectator for more than three weeks with a new team hasn't been easy.

"You come in with a sense of wanting to fit in and do the different things and show your work," Harper said. "When you get injured, that kind of sets you back. Training camp is a time where guys work on things and physically come together as a team.

"For me being gone, I was here but not really out there playing with the guys and going through the wars. It was kind of difficult."

 

With Harper, Carolina's secondary is set. Thomas DeCoud, a free agent from Atlanta, will start at free safety. Antoine Cason, a free agent from Arizona, will start at one cornerback and returning starter Melvin White will be on the other side.

Harper's return means either Anderson Russell or Robert Lester likely will become expendable when the team shrinks its roster to 53 players. Russell has started the past two preseason games over Lester, who missed the past two practices with an ankle injury.

 


The big question now is will the new secondary be as solid as the one last season that helped Carolina rank second in the NFL in total defense?

"Communication has been fine," Harper said. "Guys are getting lined up. We've got to get to the huddle calls a little bit faster. But overall, if you look at it on tape, the defense has not played bad."

 

Harper adds attitude to Panthers' secondary




#2909952 Joe Theismann...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 10:02 AM

If you were unfortunate enough to have heard him in the booth when he was on ESPN, you probably already know what kind of a Norman Einstein like brain Theismann has, but if not, this should help you understand.

 

 

 

“Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working fir the team, said during Washington’s third preseason game, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.  “Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has.  Now, Robert is learning to work out of a pocket.  He doesn’t look as smooth or as comfortable throwing the football.  I mean, your eyes will tell you everything you need to know.

“It’s going to be a decision that Jay Gruden is going to have to make.  Right now, Robert Griffin III is his quarterback. Now, if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn’t be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man I believe he would have to go to, because of the efficiency with which he has run [the offense]. Now Kirk, like I said, is basically a drop-back quarterback. I see Andy Dalton in Cincinnati, I see Kirk Cousins that way.”

 

Given a chance to revisit the topic again during Tuesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show, Theismann did a complete and total about-face.  And then acted like he didn’t.

“Who gives this team a better chance of winning for the entire season?” Dan Patrick asked.

“I would say Robert does,” Theismann said.

Wait, what?

“The element that we haven’t seen in preseason and the element that Robert brings is like Colin Kaepernick, is like Cam Newton.  They have incredible ability — and Russell Wilson — to make plays with their legs that nobody else has.  If you look at the 20 throws that Robert has made, most of it has been out of the pocket, which is a learning process for him.  I’m sure that — and Jay has said this — he’s never had an athlete like Robert.  So what’s gonna have to happen — and will happen, I’m sure — is this offense will morph into something that complements his skill set, as far as being able to break the pocket and get outside.  In the preseason, because of the way it’s been constructed, there’s no question.  Kirk has played and looked better.  Robert continues to work hard . . .  And I said it in the telecast, there’s no competition here.  Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.”

 

(link)

 

Mind you, back when he was in the booth, Theismann was capable of contradicting himself within the course of a single game.

 

I guess now he's stretching it out a little :lol:






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