Thoughts on his performance today? He had a couple of nice returns, make good decisions for fair catches and no-catches. Most Importantly, no muffed punts. I think he might be a long-term keeper if he keeps it up.
Lets forget the wars and butt rape by China he inherited. Not to mention a majority republican house who refused to work with him. Not to mention the auto industry and pretty much the whole housing and economic crisis damn near new great depression. No if you ignore all that he was in a great position.
so you contend we would have won 12 games last year with chuds college read option bullshit? 😕
Chud's bullshit read option offense opened the doors for the kapernicks and rgIII's of the world. It sent the NFL looking to implement the option offense. Not to mention we had a top 10 offense under chud. Amazing with him gone were a bottom dwelling offense. But blaming losing seasons on a high scoring offense while the defense is allowing 25 points a game is not the offenses fault.
It's about pure athleticism. Nothing about football. It's all about confirming what you've seen on tape or spurring you to go back to watch tape to see if you've missed something.
If a guy performs well at the combine and the tape looks good, you've got a bonafide prospect. If a guy looks good on tape but sucks at the combine, you need to go back and figure out if he's a guy who is going to translate to the NFL level. If a guy doesn't look special on tape, but performs like a track star at the combine, you need to go back and look at the tape to see if there's a way you can utilize that guy's athleticism in your system.
THAT is the point of the combine. Too many people get obsessed with the numbers one way or the other. Some act like it doesn't matter at all, some act like it's the end all be all. Neither are accurate. It's just a piece of the evaluation. BUT, when we're talking about pure athleticism, it's about as close to the end all be all that we're gonna get.
THAT is why I say that Josh Norman is a below average athlete for an NFL CB. It has nothing to do with his skills or lack of skills on the field. It's all to do with what he showed at the combine in the same condition as other prospects at his position. Athletically, he's nothing special.
I m the biggest combine nut here,but I think we put a little to much faith in combine numbers. I saw dat thomas over his career and he looked like the fastest guy on the field in any game he was in. Come to the combine and he looked like he didn't have game breaking NFL speed so i soured on him. Well Come time to suit up and he looks like the fastest guy on the field again... I can't explain it other than game speed trumps clocked times.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Josh Norman is one of the most physically gifted players on the Carolina Panthers roster.
He's got the size (6-foot, 195), speed, quickness and vision to be one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL.
Norman also is one of the most unpredictable players on the Carolina roster, which keeps him from being not just an elite cornerback, but a starter.
Just when you think he's getting it, he reverts back to old, bad habits in terms of technique. Or he loses his cool, as he did on Sunday night when he got into a jawing match with Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
I actually think he has a shot at being the number 3 wr. I haven't seen much from avant to not justify they guy has a chance at it. Also guy who were on the roster seem to always have an advantage over guys who come from other places.