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Louis Murphy

Aug 02 2012 08:06 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
There is a lot of talk out there right now about Louis Murphy, who appears to be pushing for the 3rd WR spot if not the 2nd. Thought I would take the time to bring the more casual fans up to speed on this prospect.

Murphy was acquired via trade with the Oakland Raiders on July 23rd, for a conditional draft choice assumed to be a seventh rounder. This is his 4th NFL season.

Murphy played one season at Florida with Cam Newton, so there may be some chemistry still there. Florida's wide open sling it around offense has prepared Murphy for Chud's aggressive O.

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He seems to have the right mentality to make an impact, from a recent Observer article

After mini-camp with the Raiders earlier this year, Murphy said he intends to play this season with a chip on his shoulder, believing he has something to prove after last year. He said he’s heard people questioning him and wants to answer his critics.
"I’m always going to play with a chip on my shoulder," Murphy said. "That’s just mentality and I kind of got away from that last year and doubted myself. This year I know what I’ve got to do."


Read more here: http://www.charlotte...l#storylink=cpy




Rivera knows what he has in Murphy.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera faced Murphy for two seasons as San Diego's defensive coordinator and knows he can be tough to defend. But Rivera said Murphy will be in a battle with receivers like Gettis, Kealoha Pilares, Seyi Ajirotutu and rookie Joe Adams, a fourth-round pick who'll double as the team's starting punt returner.
"We like him," Rivera said of Murphy. "He's a very capable football player, and he'll add competition to that position. We're excited about that."


After seeing him in Camp, I can tell you there is a real possibility for Murphy to push Brandon LaFell as the second receiver. It has developed into one of the more interesting camp battles. Two large SEC receivers upping the game and making the Panthers a better team in the process.

Keep an eye on 83 at Fan Fest on Saturday.

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it's a little early to put the nail in gettis coffin, murphy brings alot of speed & has had some success in games that matter unlike pilares,edwards & company. my prediction is that lafell ends up the #2, murphy #3 to start the season with gettis the #4
He was very close to The Golden Calf of Bristol and Cam while at UF. He was leader on that 2008 NC team.

The thing I love about his game is that he does more than just catch and run. He can block. He is never takes himself out of the play when he isn't targeted.
Saw one report that Murphy was paired up with Cam as his "big brother" on the team when he arrived on campus. Unfortunately, he didn't seem to have much positive influence since Cam was out in a year due to his youthful indescressions..

Saw one report that Murphy was paired up with Cam as his "big brother" on the team when he arrived on campus. Unfortunately, he didn't seem to have much positive influence since Cam was out in a year due to his youthful indescressions..


Cam was there for 2 years.

And there was more to him leaving the team that the incident with the laptop.
Gettis better get his ass on the field if he plans on being better than 4th string. Both Murphy and Pilares are out there practicing and looking good. If Rivera has shown one thing, it's that he wants players who actually, you know, play.

That's not to say Gettis isn't legitimately hurt, just an observation.
If Murphy would've hauled in that TD yesterday from Anderson in the 2 minute drill, I think he would've given himself the early advantage at #2 receiver.

It's great that both are performing well though, regardless our aerial attack is going to much better than last season.
Tebowmania kept Cam from playing @UF

Murphy is exactly what Cam/team needs and like what was said before, wants to be in every play regardless of the ball being In his hands or not. I hope this will somehow allow Gettis a full recovery, having Smith/Murphy/Gettis has a great ring to it.
I still LOL at all the idiots complaining about how we have too many WRs... They have no idea how awesome we are going to be on offense now that we're so deep with talent at the position that we can get contributions down through the 5th or 6th guy on the active roster.

What's even more, this has been a spot on our roster that was long neglected outside of Smitty, and that's what is so beautiful about it that we're now "overstocked" at the position.

I knew Murphy was gonna be a steal, and a big time one at that. Can't wait to see him in action.
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 12:09 PM
If anyone thinks Murphy cant push Lafell for the 2nd WR job, then you're plain dumb.

Murphy has shown more over his career that he can be a threat and take over a game. Lafell has only shown that he can make one or two nice catches in a few games. He won't take over a game like Murphy.

Murphy has abilities to be a starter in the NFL already. Lafell now, has potential to be a starter.

If anyone thinks Murphy cant push Lafell for the 2nd WR job, then you're plain dumb.

Murphy has shown more over his career that he can be a threat and take over a game. Lafell has only shown that he can make one or two nice catches in a few games. He won't take over a game like Murphy.

Murphy has abilities to be a starter in the NFL already. Lafell now, has potential to be a starter.


Okay so you just called Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney dumb...


Another quality post by chuck.
I wouldn't write Lafell out of that number two spot yet. He came on strong towards the end of the year and made some crucial catches.

Not to mention, if you look back at a good number of the long runs by Cam, Williams, and Stewart; you will see Lafell making key blocks to spring them (i.e. Cam's scramble against Washington and Williams long TD run against the Falcons) Lafell was an asset in the running game due to his blocking ability.

Okay so you just called Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney dumb...


Another quality post by chuck.


While I think that Chuck isn't the brightest bulb in the box, I fail to see how he called Rivera or Hurney dumb. I believe that they both think that Murphy can push for the number two spot. They have, in fact, stated that the competition is open. So it would seem that, in this case, you might be the dumb one.

If anyone thinks Murphy cant push Lafell for the 2nd WR job, then you're plain dumb.

Murphy has shown more over his career that he can be a threat and take over a game. Lafell has only shown that he can make one or two nice catches in a few games. He won't take over a game like Murphy.

Murphy has abilities to be a starter in the NFL already. Lafell now, has potential to be a starter.



You must be looking at some different game stats than I

While I think that Chuck isn't the brightest bulb in the box, I fail to see how he called Rivera or Hurney dumb. I believe that they both think that Murphy can push for the number two spot. They have, in fact, stated that the competition is open. So it would seem that, in this case, you might be the dumb one.


He says that anyone that thinks Murphy can possibly start over LaFell is just plain dumb. I know for a fact both Rivera and Hurney think that Murphy has the ability to be the #2 receiver.

There ya go bud.

He says that anyone that thinks Murphy can possibly start over LaFell is just plain dumb. I know for a fact both Rivera and Hurney think that Murphy has the ability to be the #2 receiver.

There ya go bud.


I think you might want to reread what he typed. He said "anyone that thinks that Murphy can't" ...NOT can.

I think you might want to reread what he typed. He said "anyone that thinks that Murphy can't" ...NOT can.


You're totally right I didn't even notice that.


Sorry chuck
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 12:45 PM

You must be looking at some different game stats than I


you looking at stats? im watching panthers games, that they have to stop and show highlights Murphy doing dirt for the Raiders.

Sure, Lafell improved his statistics last year. Sure, he makes amazing catches in a couple games, But when have he really been a real threat in one game that wowed you? I have not seen a single game that he proved to me that he can go be consistent and makes catch after catch. Gettis has shown he can take over a game his rookie year vs the Niners. Lafell has not.

Murphy has shown he can be a threat at the other team's best corner. Need i say more?
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 12:47 PM

You're totally right I didn't even notice that.


Sorry chuck
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LMFAO!!!! attacking than apologizing. shouldve never attacked in the first place. But yeah, I forgive you for being dumb

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God, I hate this guy's legs so freaking much!!!

YOUR KNEES SHOULD NOT BEND IN TWO DIRECTIONS!!

His knees bend back and they bend to the side, like he can touch the floor to his side.

Is he a freaking alien or something?
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 12:56 PM

God, I hate this guy's legs so freaking much!!!

YOUR KNEES SHOULD NOT BEND IN TWO DIRECTIONS!!

His knees bend back and they bend to the side, like he can touch the floor to his side.

Is he a freaking alien or something?


thats why he's playing wr in the NFL and you're here typing about it.
he has the abilities to make cuts like that. you have abilities to type about it
Everybody's knees have a certain level of lateral flexibility. It's not his fault that you are a stiff legged motherfuger.

I have not seen a single game that he proved to me that he can go be consistent and makes catch after catch.



You can't catch, what isn't thrown to you! The guy caught almost every ball thrown in his direction and his catch percentage was the highest on the team.

Everybody's knees have a certain level of lateral flexibility. It's not his fault that you are a stiff legged motherfuger.



Him!
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 01:05 PM

You can't catch, what isn't thrown to you! The guy caught almost every ball thrown in his direction and his catch percentage was the highest on the team.


when you're the 3rd WR playing against the 3rd CB and you cant get open, ofcourse Cam have to dump it off to the TEs or take off and run.

You cant try and catch, when you cant beat the other team's cb!

when you're the 3rd WR playing against the 3rd CB and you cant get open, ofcourse Cam have to dump it off to the TEs or take off and run.

You cant try and catch, when you cant beat the other team's cb!



The TEs get more looks than the #3 WR in this system... and further more, 36 rec and 613 yards is pretty fuggin good for the 3rd-4th option...;)