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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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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 01:18 PM

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... ;)


sure good for a 3rd wr, but I'm not as high as some of yall on him being the sure handed no.2 wr.
im just saying, dont be disappointed when he puts up the same statistics this season.
the number #2 receiver in this offense won't put up impressive stats IMO, olsen will get his no matter what & stewart,tolbert & williams will probably combine for well over a 100 receptions
Murphy will be our #2 receiver this upcoming season and i predict him to have a big year
All I can say is

I'm disappointed in Gettis
this is a great fuging problem to have.
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 03:30 PM
Murphy will probably end up being the no.2 at some point. I'd be happy if whoever the no.2 is can puts up 800 yds and 5+ tds.

Unless either Murphy or Lafell have a booming season, I see us drafting a high WR next year or going after a too tier WR like Bowe. Bc Smitty will be closer to the end and still no true no.2.

this is a great fuging problem to have.

no kidding.

what we are looking at, esp. when gettis gets back, is the best receiving corps this franchise has ever had to go along with the most talented QB this franchise has ever had to go along with the best runningback corps this franchise has ever had.

makes me happy happy happy.

no kidding.

what we are looking at, esp. when gettis gets back, is the best receiving corps this franchise has ever had to go along with the most talented QB this franchise has ever had to go along with the best runningback corps this franchise has ever had.

makes me happy happy happy.


Fo sho.

no kidding.

what we are looking at, esp. when gettis gets back, is the best receiving corps this franchise has ever had to go along with the most talented QB this franchise has ever had to go along with the best runningback corps this franchise has ever had.

makes me happy happy happy.



not to nit pick or just be argumentative but if you are strictly going by wide receivers I'd give every single one of those guys not named Smith for Muhammad circa 93/94 .... Proehl would just be the icing on the cake
Smitty is our superstar, Murphy is another fast deep threat for us to take pressure off Smitty, LaFell is our clutch receiver who will make defenses pay dearly for ignoring him. Past those three we really don't completely know what we have. Gettis is on pup and we don't know when he will be back or if he will be as good as he was before (If so this WR Corps will be absurdly stacked), Pilares apparently has been having a nice camp and I hope he turns out to be a really good receiver for us, though he needs to prove it on the field whenever he happens to get out there. Adams is an unknown on offense, we won't know how he turns out until we see it on the field, though with his elite speed he could be very good if he sticks close to 89 and learns everything he possibly can from him. Tutu I've been hearing one guy say he's sucking and another saying he's pushing for #2 so I don't know what to think about him at this point, though I hope the latter is correct. Jared Green has shown some very good flashes for a UDFA. As far as I know, past that are rooks who are as a whole unimpressive compared to the ones I just listed. Someone out of this group is going to have to go. I believe Jared Green gets the PS and if someone gets injured knock on wood he could have an opportunity to get in a uniform and show what he's got. We're not going to keep 7 WR's, someone's going to get the axe.
lol who told you Tutu is pushing the 2?
Murphy sounds like a fun name to yell after a touchdown.

Kinda like "CHARLIE MURPHAYYYY"

Minus the Charlie part.
I was thinking more of the:

"Looking good Billy Ray!"

"Feeeling good Louis!"

it doesnt really work though
Surprised everybody is this high on Murphy. I don't see him getting anywhere near the #2, and wouldn't be shocked if he doesn't make the team. He doesn't contribute on special teams, isn't a fluid route runner, and isn't consistent catching the ball. Not that he's terrible, just don't know that he brings a lot that we don't already have. Smitty doesn't play ST anymore, and LaFell, who Rivera said today had "a strong hold" on the #2 spot, doesn't play special teams either. That makes it tough for a guy that doesn't return or cover kicks. Even if they keep another guy just for WR, Murphy would have to beat out Gettis and Tutu, who Rivera is familiar with from SD.

not to nit pick or just be argumentative but if you are strictly going by wide receivers I'd give every single one of those guys not named Smith for Muhammad circa 93/94 .... Proehl would just be the icing on the cake

i think lafell will end up being about as good as muhammad.

i think there is a lot of talent in these guys and i'm really not worried about the future of the position either. lafell has done a lot to prove himself as a very solid receiver and downfield blocker. he's as tough as you would want a WR to be. we all saw what gettis was capable of with a much less talented QB throwing to him and most of us have also seen what murphy is capable of in oakland and getting a taste of what it could be with cam. add to that the potential threat in a guy like adams and then throw olsen in there and you have a very deep and talented WR corps that should be able to stand up to any secondary and pass defense. the system and QB we have here will also help make them, as a group, be more productive than any WR corps we have ever had.

yeah, it would be great to have muhammad in his prime with smith in his and proehl in his, but that ain't happening.

Surprised everybody is this high on Murphy. I don't see him getting anywhere near the #2, and wouldn't be shocked if he doesn't make the team. He doesn't contribute on special teams, isn't a fluid route runner, and isn't consistent catching the ball. Not that he's terrible, just don't know that he brings a lot that we don't already have. Smitty doesn't play ST anymore, and LaFell, who Rivera said today had "a strong hold" on the #2 spot, doesn't play special teams either. That makes it tough for a guy that doesn't return or cover kicks. Even if they keep another guy just for WR, Murphy would have to beat out Gettis and Tutu, who Rivera is familiar with from SD.

i take it you haven't been following what has been happening at TC.
Im trying to be cautious with the new guy too. 41 catches sounds nice but I havnt seen them so Idk, he could still have hands of brick syndrome. .and no one likes hands of brick syndrome. . .its almost as bad as that one lineman in training camp that had squirts in yer pants syndrome.

It was a conern with Dat Deal too when he came in, same with Gettis, same with Pilares, and now same with Adams and Murphy. Still, it just hasnt been an issue under Graves. They all look the ball in and track pretty damn well or improve in those areas over their time here. If he does happen to be weak in the dropsy area, I feel comfortable in saying that at least it may not take long for him to get better.

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


Actually he's playing in the NFL because he wants to and I don't. You speak as if it's an either/or kind of think...that EVERYONE has tried to make it to the NFL, and some succeeded and all others failed.

I don't give a crap about why he's there, nor do I care what you think about what I think about it.

The guy's legs are RETARDED, and PAINFULLY SO, and no, I do not use that word liberally.

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


No, my legs are just normal. Tone enough to turn women on...been told as much.

This guy's legs bend this way (^) and this way (<) at the knee. That is the DUMBEST thing I have ever seen. I guarantee you it's going to break one day.
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carolina-chuck
Aug 02 2012 05:55 PM

Actually he's playing in the NFL because he wants to and I don't. You speak as if it's an either/or kind of think...that EVERYONE has tried to make it to the NFL, and some succeeded and all others failed.

I don't give a crap about why he's there, nor do I care what you think about what I think about it.

The guy's legs are RETARDED, and PAINFULLY SO, and no, I do not use that word liberally.


You're going to tell me that you didnt grow up dreaming of playing in the NFL, but instead you grew up dreaming of becoming a member on this Huddle Forum? okay buddy

The reason why the guy is in the league is bc he has the ability to make cuts that sharp and your fat2@ss would pulled a hammy and break an ankle on trying to pull something like that.
I interrupt this argument to inform you all of a very serious matter.. packs of stray dogs that control most of the major cities. That is all .. good morro to you sirs.
Personally, the isn't a #1, #2, and #3 position because Chud constantly is changing formations and lining up Smitty on the right, left, and in the slot. LaFell and Murphy will share the outside and inside.

No, my legs are just normal. Tone enough to turn women on...been told as much.

This guy's legs bend this way (^) and this way (<) at the knee. That is the DUMBEST thing I have ever seen. I guarantee you it's going to break one day.


I take it you've never been into hacky sack?
He will play, a lot.

Why the fack is AE still here give it up already, Hurney.

Surprised everybody is this high on Murphy. I don't see him getting anywhere near the #2, and wouldn't be shocked if he doesn't make the team. He doesn't contribute on special teams, isn't a fluid route runner, and isn't consistent catching the ball. Not that he's terrible, just don't know that he brings a lot that we don't already have. Smitty doesn't play ST anymore, and LaFell, who Rivera said today had "a strong hold" on the #2 spot, doesn't play special teams either. That makes it tough for a guy that doesn't return or cover kicks. Even if they keep another guy just for WR, Murphy would have to beat out Gettis and Tutu, who Rivera is familiar with from SD.



I don't think you acquire a player by trade with the plan on cutting him in the preason. If you don't think Murphy is gonna be on this team you're crazy....Just out of curiosity? Who are you high on other than Smitty on our wide receiver core?