I like Tevin Coleman a lot. puts immediate pressure on 2nd and 3rd level of defense after he crosses LOS. his speed is a weapon. he definitely fits the stated desire by Gettleman and Rivera to put more speed on the field. just the kind of thing that would make the read option more of a headache for defenses.
either he becomes a huge asset on 4-phase ST and doesn't bring the game to a crashing halt in other phases or he's gone. low first year salary so there is no risk at all in carrying him through camp and preseason. if he earns next year's salary there will be no complaints about paying him.
remember at post-season presser both rivera and gettleman talked about possibility of full-time ST aces. here is a ST prospect with tools. there will be others, including some UDFA and guys who are brought in closer to camp. the best players will be rostered.
PT is or will soon be 30, I think, but man, can't say I'll miss him being a Saint. really great player. I know Saints fans loved him. the screen game is so important to that offense, and they just lost their best weapon with it.
I think the Panthers might even end up with a comp 3rd when all is said and done. the formula, as far as i know, is not made public, but it is based on salary given to players lost vs FA signings, and Carolina definitely had it tilted far to the lost side this season. wouldn't be surprised if it was a 3rd + another, based on anecdotal evidence of past seasons.
Star is coming along very well but guys, Short has been destroying all preseason. and I'm rewatching the Bucs game right now and he is unstoppable. so violent with his hands and goes to the ball like a magnet. he is truly a special player. really no doubt in my mind he'll end up making more pro-bowls and whatnot than Star. what a player. he can even be as good as McCoy if he keeps developing. he's that explosive.
for what it's worth, if 89 is in Carolina this year he eats Stephen Hill alive. with him elsewhere maybe Hill will get a little more breathing room to find his way than he would otherwise. and more breathing room than maybe some other young WRs got during Smith's tenure.
you can, but 1) you probably need a separate program like tweetdeck to do it, and 2) you have to let go of the idea that you're going to read everything. just tune in like its a tv channel, and tune out when you've had enough.
with nickel becoming the base defense of many NFL teams, Godfrey could find a lot of snaps at both S and NB. he's experienced and can be a communicator in the secondary. he's likely going to be in a sub role wherever he is, so it makes sense to get him burn at both spots. plus with injuries, the stability he can bring week to week may come in very handy. take into consideration his salary and the dead money if he's cut, and it's easy to see how he's going to fit on the 53 come Saturday.