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Fitterer liked Horn’s “edge”


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The Panthers’ spot was another pivotal one in how the rest of the top 20 played out. Carolina went into the night with three guys in mind: Horn, Oregon OT Penei Sewell and Fields. My sense is that Sewell would’ve been the pick had he been there. And since he wasn’t, really it came down to Horn vs. Fields. Horn, the No. 1 guy on the Panthers’ board as they went on the clock, wound up edging out Fields and a couple others, for a number of reasons. One, they needed a starting corner, and thought Horn could clearly be a No. 1. Two, the receivers in the NFC South only highlighted that need in 2020, and probably would’ve again without reinforcements at the positions, with the team’s third-down defense a legit weakness last year. And three, Horn’s an immediate impact pick, and they didn’t want to force more resources into the quarterback position. So Horn was the pick, and as a bonus, the belief is that, in a nice-guy locker room, Horn will bring a little of the sort of edge that GM Scott Fitterer saw in the secondaries he worked with in Seattle.

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There’s a fine like between earl thomas, all-pro Seahawks safety, and early Thomas, nuclear bomb locker room destroyer. 

let’s hope everyone stays on the right side of that line 

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22 minutes ago, therealmjl said:

yes please.

i like my corners to have that edge

What do you mean?
Richard Sherman never talked smack because he went to Stanford.

Deion Sanders?  Sang in the church choir and was embarrassed about his girl voice.

Aquib Talib?  I think he is a mute.

Josh Norman?  Wanted to make friends, that's all.

 

Seriously, I hope that was not on the top of Fitterer's list--this aint Seattle,and that may have been personalities and not a type.

 

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I love Jacee Horn the player. I'm ecstatic he is a Panther. 

I also can believe that both Justin Fields and Rashawn Slater were better choices for us. 

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Just now, Trainwreck said:

Richard Sherman is still available.

I'd LOVE to have Sherman mentor Horn. It would be a match made in heaven imo

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Dude definitely has a lot of fight in him. He plays angry and with something to prove, but he's also very much in control. 

Yes, he got a bit handsy and got a few flags, but he'll frustrate the hell out of whoever he covers and control them on the field. He won't get much in the way of numbers, but that's because the QB won't have much of any windows to throw into so the QB will just have to find another option to throw to.

He'll get picked on and tested early on, but QBs will learn to throw at someone else.

I don't worry about him covering any player, especially any big receiver. He's up to it and he'll shut them down.

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14 minutes ago, Adb6368 said:

There’s a fine like between earl thomas, all-pro Seahawks safety, and early Thomas, nuclear bomb locker room destroyer. 

let’s hope everyone stays on the right side of that line 

There isn't a fine line between Horn and Thomas though. He seems a prototypical teammate with a pro approach

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2 minutes ago, rayzor said:

Dude definitely has a lot of fight in him. He plays angry and with something to prove, but he's also very much in control. 

Yes, he got a bit handsy and got a few flags, but he'll frustrate the hell out of whoever he covers and control them on the field. He won't get much in the way of numbers, but that's because the QB won't have much of any windows to throw into so the QB will just have to find another option to throw to.

He'll get picked on and tested early on, but QBs will learn to throw at someone else.

I don't worry about him covering any player, especially any big receiver. He's up to it and he'll shut them down.

Well said.  I understand why people wanted someone else, but CB was the most glaring hole on the roster after we traded for Darnold.  Whether on not he is the answer is to be determined.

Still, it became Twilight Zone-eque continually watching the defense not be able to get off the field on 3rd downs last year.

A few stops would have made a difference even last year as many close games as we were in.

Jalen Ramsey and Aquib Talib both gave their endorsements for what it's worth.  If Horn can play like those guys, we will never regret this pick

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As rather unpopular as this pick seems to have been, it is perhaps the pick that will improve the Panthers more than Slater would have.  And if Darnold balls, the Fields pick just becomes a player we trade to another team for the same value in 2-3 years.  It takes a while for things to come into focus, for you to see their rationale, but CB is a trainwreck, and we had no CB1.  That is worse than not having a WR1.  I wonder how this might impact how we use Chinn, our S, and I am very happy Jackson will not be allowed to get near a 6-5 #1 WR again.

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45 minutes ago, MHS831 said:

What do you mean?
Richard Sherman never talked smack because he went to Stanford.

Deion Sanders?  Sang in the church choir and was embarrassed about his girl voice.

Aquib Talib?  I think he is a mute.

Josh Norman?  Wanted to make friends, that's all.

 

Seriously, I hope that was not on the top of Fitterer's list--this aint Seattle,and that may have been personalities and not a type.

 

Jalen Ramsey is quite the gentleman on the field also.

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