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Jeremy Igo

Curtis Samuel might be the breakout player this year

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More impressed with Samuel this second week of practice than the first. I had low expectations, I figured he would be mainly working with trainers. But his light work load last week increased yesterday. Norv looks like he knows what to do with Samuel, unlike Shula who Rivera even admitted late in the year had no idea how to use him.

Samuel has been working as a pure speed threat, mainly in the slot, and is getting behind defenders with ease. If he can be full go at training camp, watch out.

 

For the record, I feel like a lot of his injury issues last year stemmed from him transitioning from a RB hybrid to a WR. It takes time for your body to adjust to the new actions being performed. Samuel since has slimmed down a bit and looks more the part of a WR.

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I agree

 

 

the young potential of our WR group is top notch.  If we extend funchess, we could have the best WR corps for a few years

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4 minutes ago, Jeremy Igo said:

Shula who Rivera even admitted late in the year had no idea how to use him.

That's the same uncreative, predictable Shula that Rivera insisted upon keeping around for years and years and years and years, right?

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I am VERY excited about our WR core for the first time in years.

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So does Curtis or DJ end up having more receiving yards this year?  Just posing the question for fun because I was thinking about it and honestly am not sure?

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5 minutes ago, tiger7_88 said:

That's the same uncreative, predictable Shula that Rivera insisted upon keeping around for years and years and years and years, right?

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gotta control that clock

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I heard Steve Smith talking about Samuel a couple weeks ago and he put it like this: It takes most college WRs 3 years to learn a NFL system and make a real impact. It would take at least that for a hybrid WR/RB to get it down. Throw in a lost year for injury and anyone putting serious expectations on Samuel this year is being unrealistic. Guess we will see. 

 

 

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He was looking so good in that Dolphins game, like it was all finally starting to click. Then that damn dropped ball and ensuing injury, ugh. 

If Curtis plays against the Saints that's a completely different game. 

A starting lineup of Funch + Samuel + Moore is the thing adult dreams are made of. 

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I think a lot of speculation on our receivers should come with a grain of salt. Reason I say this is we have the worst secondary in the league.

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14 minutes ago, electro's horse said:

gotta control that clock

When did Rivera do that?

(effectively, anyway)

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23 minutes ago, tiger7_88 said:

That's the same uncreative, predictable Shula that Rivera insisted upon keeping around for years and years and years and years, right?

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This whole demanding excellence thing from Tepper is going to cost Rivera his job, and I absolutely cannot wait.  

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9 minutes ago, RumHam said:

I think a lot of speculation on our receivers should come with a grain of salt. Reason I say this is we have the worst secondary in the league.

First of all we haven't started playing games so all we have is what they look like on paper. Second we have pretty decent corners. The safeties are still up for debate but I think we will be much better than last year simply with a better scheme.  Wilks didn't do the secondary any favors last year.

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12 minutes ago, SOJA said:

He was looking so good in that Dolphins game, like it was all finally starting to click. Then that damn dropped ball and ensuing injury, ugh. 

If Curtis plays against the Saints that's a completely different game. 

A starting lineup of Funch + Samuel + Moore is the thing adult dreams are made of. 

Losing Byrd and Samuel killed us after trading KB. Any of those 3 and we’ve at least got that first TD and who knows what. So many FGs and that one 0 point drive.

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A healthy Samuel is arguably one of our top talented WRs on this team.

At the least, he’s our best route runner. i’m very excited.

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