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Brandon Lafell - Ohh Wee Mayne

Aug 01 2013 06:08 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
I have not seen much training camp chatter out there about Brandon Lafell, which is strange because Lafell is having the best camp in his career. Lafell is coming off his best year as a pro and is determined to maximize his final year under his rookie contract.

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Carolina Panthers Brandon Lafell eludes Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Norman

Typically Lafell is plagued by lapses in concentration and drops at Panthers training camp. But this year he is catching everything thrown his way.

Going into training camp, it was assumed David Gettis would be providing Lafell with a healthy dose of competition. However, the Gettis stock has been falling steadily. Lafell's competition for a taller possession type receiver is now Domenik Hixon, who's stock has been rising since camp began. Hixon, a 2 time Superbowl Champion, has slowly added veteran leadership to the wide receiver corps. This is possibly the first time in many seasons that someone other than Steve Smith has played a leadership role.

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Domenik Hixon

If Brandon Lafell can continue to show improvement into the regular season, we can expect David Gettleman to lock him up to a contract extension before he can test the free agent market.

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The bolded statement is the reason that many are down on LaFell.  They want our #2 to be the #1 in waiting.  LaFell is a very good #2 WR.  But, I don't think that he is enough to be a #1 WR threat.  We need to get that guy next year.

we've needed to get that guy for several years now.

If the last practice with Smith being out is indication, it would resemble a weird piece of impressionistic performance art.

 

 

Big fear of mine is Smith and/or Gross going down for any amount of time.

I expect big things from the wideouts this season. Its the first time in a while we don't have rookies learning playbooks right now, but guys going into contract years. 

 

89, lafell, ginn, hixon, ae/pilares/adams/bersin/gettis

 

 

 

 

When I went to Spartanburg on Sunday, I came to the conclusion that LaFell suffers from Peppers syndrome.

I know someone will take this the wrong way, so I'll explain best I can. He makes good plays look effortless. Not a bad thing - he just looks natural and comfortable and can easily fly under most teams' radars.

if there was ever a convenient time for lafell to rise up as a top-half #2 receiver in the league it's now

I've always liked Lafell,  i don't think he will ever make the jump to a #1 WR role though,  he reminds me so much of Muhsin Muhammad big strong not so fast, blocking WR with decent catching ability,  who will hopefully have a long career like Muhsin Muhammad.

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Someone doesn't get the reference. 

Hey zod I heard Adams is also having a good camp? That true?

is he going so hard in TC because it is a contract year for him should be the question. are the panthers willing to pay him like Mike Williams and Brain Hartline who are good #2 WRs.

I am a Lafell fan. I was hard on him last year, but I know this dude is talented and has what it takes.

 

I'm expecting big things from him this year.

 

 

Is Josh Norman with Lennay Kekua in that picture?

 

This had me absolutely rolling, thanks.

Is it noticable that LaFell is playing on the outside more this TC? Or should we still expect LaFell lining up more in the slot than Smith?

 

 

not at all. LaFell is much better for the outsides, while Smitty could be fantastic in the slot

Can't help but think LaFell is only looking good due to our poo secondary.

 

Don't think LaFell could be a #2 myself, unless we play Foxball. In today's league he just seems to slow and cannot get any seperation.

 

I guess we'll see, I'm going to have to to believe it.

Can't help but think LaFell is only looking good due to our poo secondary.

Don't think LaFell could be a #2 myself, unless we play Foxball. In today's league he just seems to slow and cannot get any seperation.

I guess we'll see, I'm going to have to to believe it.


He's no burner but LaFell got away from coverage a lot last year. He also was on the longest Panther pass in history.

Can't help but think LaFell is only looking good due to our poo secondary.

 

Don't think LaFell could be a #2 myself, unless we play Foxball. In today's league he just seems to slow and cannot get any seperation.

 

I guess we'll see, I'm going to have to to believe it.

 

You should pay attention to what is going on at camp this year....the secondary is actually playing quite well.

Hell to da mathufuggin yeah!

 

Lafell gonna go ham this year, I said it a month ago that Lafell would lead this team in reception yards. Yeah you heard it here first from ya boy YOLO! Lafell is in a contract year, he will go beast mode because he wants a big contract. He's gonna be a breakout player this year. I see him sporting the black visor, he sending messages that he is gonna take Smitty's spot as the #1 wr.

Wouldn't Olsen also be considered our #2 receiver even though he's a tight end? I guess talking strictly receivers Lafell is our #2 but I've considerd Olsen our #2 since he arrived here. If Ginn, B. Williams and Barner carry over their performances into the regular season, that's a hell of a lot of weapons to go along with D. Williams, Smitty, Olsen, Lafell and Stewart.

You should pay attention to what is going on at camp this year....the secondary is actually playing quite well.

 

I was about to say... Captain and Mitchell from what I've read have been ballin'

It's all coming together now, Superbowl season!

 

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I think this will be LaFell's breakout year and all the talk about us needing a # 2 receiver will stop. 

 

P.S. sweet air tackle by Norman, LOL