Jump to content
  • Hey There!

    Please register to see fewer ads and a better viewing experience:100_Emoji_42x42:

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Dpantherman

Armanti Edwards our new Ricky Proehl???

Recommended Posts

I'd say Az-Zahir Hakim is a better receiver comparison than Ricky Proehl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I would totally go out and buy an A. Edwards jersey right now...

but I think he should do like Brazilian soccer players and just go by his 1st name...

Mixon: "Moore pass to Armanti in the end zone...TD!!!!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say Az-Zahir Hakim is a better receiver comparison than Ricky Proehl.

Az-Zahir Hakim couldn't sniff Ricky Proehl jock.

Proehl played 17 season and had 7 of those season he had more yardage than Hakims best of 9 season.

Proehl was a stud and a great slot receiver. Hakim was adequate.

I would love to see Edwards do the things in the slot until Smitty retires and then move out to the #1 spot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Az-Zahir Hakim couldn't sniff Ricky Proehl jock.

Proehl played 17 season and had 7 of those season he had more yardage than Hakims best of 9 season.

Proehl was a stud and a great slot receiver. Hakim was adequate.

I would love to see Edwards do the things in the slot until Smitty retires and then move out to the #1 spot.

Bingo. Hakim was just a quick slot guy that benefited from playing alongside; Warner, Faulk, Holt, and Bruce all in their primes. People literally forgot to cover him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know, but if Edwards is even half the asset to the team that Ricky Proehl was, then I'm all for it. Ricky was the best thing since Wesley Walls was doing amazing things, and I for one would sure love to see that kind of production from a receiver other than Steve Smith again!

Yeah except Edwards trumps any amount of athletic ability Proehl ever had.

yeah's like ricky proehl... if proehl weren't slow white and awkward...

Ricky more than made up for his shortcomings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys know the rule:

"Only caucasian wide receivers of the Carolina Panthers football organization can be considered for and given the title of 'Our new Ricky Proehl' and any according threads must be started as soon as said player joins team and skin color is recognized. There may be a waiting period administered to ensure correct color identification, slow speed, awkward athleticism and capability of handling homer-induced overratedness. No blacks."

wat are u guys? nuobs?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope he turns out to be another Ricky Proehl, but really if he does it would be 5 or 10 years down the road. The reason Ricky was great at what he did was because he outsmarted the guy across from him, despite his limitations. And I doubt a rookie would have the experience or expertise to do so, and he doesnt seem to really have the lack of speed. But if he does turn out to be another incredibly intelligent receiver i'm all for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Az-Zahir Hakim couldn't sniff Ricky Proehl jock.

Proehl played 17 season and had 7 of those season he had more yardage than Hakims best of 9 season.

Proehl was a stud and a great slot receiver. Hakim was adequate.

I would love to see Edwards do the things in the slot until Smitty retires and then move out to the #1 spot.

Bingo. Hakim was just a quick slot guy that benefited from playing alongside; Warner, Faulk, Holt, and Bruce all in their primes. People literally forgot to cover him.

Think style, not substance.

Proehl was a big, strong guy with a knack for finding the soft spots in coverage. That's not Edwards profile at all.

Edwards is a small, fast guy with the athleticism to exploit mismatches and also do some return work, like Hakim.

Hakim could arguably have been more successful had he stayed where he was rather than trying to be a number two elsewhere. The question that will come with time is will Edwards have that limitation or be successful enough to be another Steve Smith type?

We'll see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think style, not substance.

Proehl was a big, strong guy with a knack for finding the soft spots in coverage. That's not Edwards profile at all. Edwards is a small, fast guy with the athleticism to exploit mismatches and also do some return work, like Hakim.

Hakim could arguably have been more successful had he stayed where he was rather than trying to be a number two elsewhere. The question that will come with time is will Edwards have that limitation or be successful enough to be another Steve Smith type?

We'll see.

Exactly. These guys will get it done in very different ways I expect. But if both of them can contribute the same then our offense could be very good. I used to be amazed and how well Ricky could come in on third down and always seem to be wide open in a seam running downfield. He an uncanny ability to read the defense and find the weakness in the secondary.

Early reports are that Edwards is advanced at this point. If that means because he was a quarterback he can read defenses, then he might be able to do the same thing. His speed and leaping ability will surely be an asset as well. If he has half the fire that Smith does, we got a steal in the 3rd round.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Again, I'll make this statement:

In two years, we'll all be wondering how the Panthers were ever good without Armanti Edwards.

That puts a lot of pressure on the young man, I know. But I believe in him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Players like Edwards don't come around often, so I am not gonna hate on that like it seems a good number of people do. It's a gamble, but IMO it's worth the risk. He wasn't gonna last until our next pick so they had to decide if they wanted him or not. With his good athleticism and competitve spirit, he may be the missing slot receiver that we haven't had since Ricky Proehl. You know that they're going to give him plenty of reps on ST, and provided that he can catch on, he could be very dangerous. And, lastly, we might just have an effective wildcat type of play, now. Sorry, haters (or at least semi-haters because of what we gave up), I am excited to see this guy on our team.

Come next draft, I have the feeling that we will have more than enough talent to parlay ourselves into whatever position that we desire. Hurney and Fox's gambles don't seem to be so bad when you look at the small price that we ultimately had to pay. The stealing of Clausen (and to a lesser degree, Lafell) will make whatever perceived price we had to pay to get Edwards look like peanuts a year from now.

Yeah, I alluded to this before.

All you doubters, remember the last sentence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



×