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#3149469 Who's better than Norman?

Posted by Seltzer on Today, 02:40 PM

In the NFC South alone I would put Keenan Lewis and Desmond Trufant above him right now.


I'm a big Norman supporter but he has just now (meaning the 2nd half of the year) started to look like a starting caliber CB.  


He did a good job against Julio the first time and has done well against Evans, Gordon, and Patterson, but I would think Norman is just now getting on an offensive coordinator's radar in terms of trying to alter anything to exploit his weaknesses.


I want nothing more than to have Norman and Benwiekere be our starting CB unit for a few years to come, but it is way too early to crown Norman anything.


Our standard for good CB play has fallen so far since the days of Gamble/ Lucas when they were in their prime that we get excited over anything

#3149367 Julio Jones - the problem child

Posted by Seltzer on Today, 01:54 PM

Bottom line is we've got to score TD's in the red zone...Fans know it, players know it, coaches know it.


Julio is playing like the best player in the entire division right now no doubt, but I do think Norman played him as well in the first game as anyone has in the 2nd half of the season, so that is promising.



#3137033 Luke the Peace Keeper

Posted by Seltzer on 15 December 2014 - 11:01 AM

Norman did almost get in trouble there but for once yesterday his play was backing up his trash talk.  


He got beat on the early Evans TD which was a great throw and even better catch, but he locked him down the rest of the game.  Norman was also really good against Julio Jones a few weeks back.


Still early on, but Norman and Bene look a lot better at CB than what we've had recently

#3133514 Official Bucs at Panthers Gameday Thread

Posted by Seltzer on 14 December 2014 - 01:43 PM

If you're going to attempt that catch. You must put it away asap. DA is loose as hell with that ball placement tho.

DA has pretty good, but he has sent 2 straight up hospital balls KBs way so far

#3114714 Scott Fowler Has Become An....

Posted by Seltzer on 02 December 2014 - 12:13 AM

I coach in the same youth basketball league as Fowler...

Dude is a total douchebag independent of his $hitty writing

Thinks he's a celebrity when he is a subpar writer in a dying industry

#3112126 Curious, how did Mike Remmers do at RT?

Posted by Seltzer on 30 November 2014 - 07:17 PM

Was bad in the first series but feel like he did alright afterwards.

Don't remember any major screwups after that and running game actually looked good (Stewart was a beast today)

However, Bell was so hideous in second half its hard to remember anything else

#3105629 Jo-Juh-Jo-Juh-Jo-Juh-Josh Norman

Posted by Seltzer on 26 November 2014 - 11:37 AM

RR is a very competent defensive coach.


Absolutely he is.  Questions about his ability to be a top-notch head coach are extremely valid, but Rivera has proven long-term has is a very good defensive mind (without all the non-sense guys like the Ryan brothers, Gregg Williams, etc. bring).


I think owners like JR typically gravitate towards defensive minded guys bc they are typically more problem-solving oriented (i.e. how to stop offenses when all the rules favor offense).  As part of that though, defensive coaches instinctively are more inclined to view situational football in terms of risk-mitigation versus offensive guys.  Which manifests itself as being more conservative.


Both styles can be effective, but both styles have their limitations.  I truly believe the Panthers could have won more games in 2011 (and 2012 to a lesser extent) had Rivera reigned Chud in more on some of the high-risk plays on 3rd and short.  Conversely, though, Chud's offense was surely a hell of a lot more interesting than the Shula show.


Personally, I think a lot of the reason Rivera promoted Shula instead of hiring an outside coach was so that Rivera could exert more influence over play-calling.  And that style worked last year with a dominant defense, and hasn't with a mediocre defense.


That does smack of a failure of Rivera as a head coach, though.  Great HC's are willing to cede control to an innovative coordinator for the betterment of the team.


John Fox had an issue with that as well.  Jeff Davidson??  John Fox doesn't have that issue now bc he has Manning, but that was certainly one of his failures as well.

#3094191 Things faster than Roman Harper in coverage

Posted by Seltzer on 17 November 2014 - 09:45 PM

Byron Bell in pass protection

#3091069 "To win the game"

Posted by Seltzer on 16 November 2014 - 04:28 PM

Playing to win??

Offense finally had some rhythm which was his reason for keeping Newton in to get crushed Monday but now in crunch time he shuts them down with 3 stupid running plays

Sorry coaching and I'm not a Rivera basher

#3059288 Official Panthers - Saints Game Thread

Posted by Seltzer on 30 October 2014 - 10:37 PM

Sadly, this was the first game I can ever recall turning the game off before it was over.

Maybe it was easier to do because I'm at work, but whatever...

Me too... I just kind of feel done with NFL this year.

I will still watch the Panthers bc I love em no matter what, but I feel like the NFL in general can go fug themselves

This whole hypocritical bs that made Hardy a scapegoat started it, and tonight's game ended it for me

#3046981 Is it wrong to boo your team?

Posted by Seltzer on 26 October 2014 - 07:22 PM

I booed, and it was directed towards the piss poor play calling by Shula.

Defense played a very good game.

Offense should have punched it in during first half, but I am done with Shula.

Stewart, TD, Kuechly, and KK (before he got hurt) came to play today

Big positives from Ealy, Norman, and KB (even though that drop in end zone was killer).

I am not going to trash Gettleman given our salary cap situation, but our starting OT are both undrafted, and both get beat like a drum at least a few times a game.

Shula has got to go. Changing coaches just because is not productive, but Shula is not a good offensive coordinator.

Cam deserves better. The fans deserve better.

I truly don't know with Tate and Harvin gone and a subpar offensive line too that the Seahawks have any more offensive talent than us, but their OC is just better.

Shula called a pretty good first half, but they made adjustments and Shula got exposed in the second half. 3 attempts to Olsen- unacceptable

#3046675 Kony Ealy

Posted by Seltzer on 26 October 2014 - 06:11 PM

Definitely his best game so far today. Hope he can build on this.

#3030321 Congtratz to Bersin for his 1st TD....

Posted by Seltzer on 19 October 2014 - 03:26 PM

Has as many as DeWayne Jarrett did... Go Hurney Go!

#3030192 Still in 1st Place

Posted by Seltzer on 19 October 2014 - 03:13 PM

In related news.... We suck

#3029954 Official Panthers - Packers Gameday Thread

Posted by Seltzer on 19 October 2014 - 02:52 PM

That's what training camp is for.

Should be, but they've got to try to find a combination that can give a semblance of run blocking and not get cam killed on drop backs

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