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In Topic: Godfrey back to S? Per BBR

Yesterday, 05:55 AM

Maybe FO just decided one mediocre player who can play 2 spots is better than 2 mediocre ones....

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In Topic: does barner make the team?

12 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

Hopefully this week, they call plays where OL opens a hole. Then we can see if he can run through it. If not, he's outta here. Hard to utilize speed when you see your OL's back as soon as you get the handoff.

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In Topic: Pre-season Game 1: Winners and Losers

09 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

It was covered in a previous post, but Barner was given reps with all of the o-lines. IMO DeAngelo was inactive tonight in part to make this a showcase game for Barner, and unfortunately for Barner, he got upstaged by Reeves.

If you watched the 2011 pre-season vs. Cam's first game, it's obvious the coaches simplify the playbook specifically to put players in certain situations so they can be better evaluated. Barner is a speedy scatback who did his damage at Oregon in the wide open Chip Kelly spread offense that got him the ball on the perimeter one on one with guys in the secondary. Tonight it was clear the coaches wanted to see what type of between-the-tackles runner he could be, and without question he struggled, trying to juke guys at the line instead of using his burst to hit the hole and get to the second level.

It was assumed the Panthers drafted Barner to be the Darren Sproles change-of-pace spark to what was otherwise a boring, methodical and predictable attack and he still might be that guy, but since he's been here, I don't recall him making an impact outside of fitting in seamlessly with Double Trouble off the field. For the most part, we haven't put him in the Darren Sproles role because I don't think Shula's ball-control offense calls for it, and if he doesn't fit what you're trying to do, what good is he?

Except for the umpteenth year in a row, there were no holes to hit. It amazes me that we ever get any yards rushing. Must be frustrating to be RB here...

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In Topic: Am I the only one who thinks the Panthers will be even better this season?

31 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

I'm hopeful that a "new" O line might be able to open a hole for a change.....

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In Topic: Power Rankings of all 32 offenses, post draft - guess who's dead last

19 May 2014 - 05:45 AM

Hope they keep underestimating us......

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