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Mr. Scot

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#2910413 Bucs looking at Incognito, traded for Mankins

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

Everyone keeps saying "just a 4th rounder" and are ignoring TE Tim Wright being in the deal. This could say something about the health of Gronk or just the fact that they want to go back to a solid 2 TE set. I can see him being a big part of their offense this year. 

 

Wright is a big, athletic TE who fits the Patriots perfectly and scoring 5 TD's and almost 600 yds in his rookie season is nothing to ignore. Plus it frees up $5.8m in cap space for them. 

 

Valid.  That's part of the deal too.

 

Lovie Smith was recently quoted as saying that Wright "hasn't played as well as he should be playing" so I guess they're not that worried about parting with him.




#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






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