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Film Study: GREAT FIT: Why Sam Darnold will be a great Quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.


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20 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

Yeah, which is why they pursued Stafford and Watson so heavily. 

I've begun to question whether we ever really "pursued Watson heavily".

I don't doubt that Tepper wanted him, and that was the basis for a lot of the speculation we saw ("Tepper will pay any price" and such) but we've learned since from Matt Rhule that Tepper doesn't interfere in the football side of things, something I and others were very happy to hear.

There have been plenty of details available about the search that led up to Darnold. In those stories, the only mention of Watson has been that they were interested but knew that the Texans weren't trading him.

At this point, I think it's very possible that everybody got fired up over something that wasn't really happening.

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I believe there is a legitimate reason to be excited for Darnold in Joe Brady's offense.  With how the offense is structured, I look at the Bridgewater and Burrow stuff w/Brady and see Darnold way more on the Burrow side of things with his tendencies and ability to extend plays.

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2 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I've begun to question whether we ever really "pursued Watson heavily".

I don't doubt that Tepper wanted him, and that was the basis for a lot of the speculation we saw ("Tepper will pay any price" and such) but we've learned since from Matt Rhule that Tepper doesn't interfere in the football side of things, something I and others were very happy to hear.

There have been plenty of details available about the search that led up to Darnold. In those stories, the only mention of Watson has been that they were interested but knew that the Texans weren't trading him.

At this point, I think it's very possible that everybody got fired up over something that wasn't really happening.

Media pundits started mocking Fields to us because of reports that "Tepper wants Fields" and we all saw how that turned out.

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1 minute ago, trueblade said:

Media pundits started mocking Fields to us because of reports that "Tepper wants Fields" and we all saw how that turned out.

Pretty much.

I can see where people might get the idea that Tepper would dictate stuff, but that's turned out to be a false narrative.

And again, that's a good thing.

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21 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Vincent Richardson, one of the Roaring Riot guys, is from "across the pond".

He's a damn smart football guy too.

Our oldest freshman football player....

 

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Just now, 1usctrojan said:

Our oldest freshman football player....

 

Some my old teammates used to have accents too.

 

(I grew up in West Virginia) 😐

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23 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Vincent Richardson, one of the Roaring Riot guys, is from "across the pond".

He's a damn smart football guy too.

His podcast appearance on One day contract is damn good. He breaks down all of our picks.  He doesnt really poo on them per se but he def says temper expectations especially with Christenson

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Some my old teammates used to have accents too.

 

(I grew up in West Virginia) 😐

I grew up in eastern ky. Similar accents but prettier women.

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I'll be patient with judging Sam for at least 8 games.  He was very unpolished as a QB coming out of college and the coaching staff with NYJ weren't known as "teachers".

I like that Rhule emphasizes teaching the basics and he can re-learn some of his basic reads and footwork.  

If he can cut his turnovers ~30%, he will be successful.   I'm cautiously optimistic.

 

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11 hours ago, Ivan The Awesome said:

 

Grain of salt. Do what you will with this study of him. 

oh great, JUST SOME GUY. Did he have a teddy video last year too?

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9 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Some my old teammates used to have accents too.

 

(I grew up in West Virginia) 😐

Lol.  We have a lot to thank West Virginia for...one of our greatest coaches, John McKay, was born and raised in WV.  He was the coach when I was at USC, he and Bear Bryant were close friends.....I remember that 1970 game in Birmingham vs Alabama very well, we were so afraid the residents would attempt to harm our black players - our QB and almost the entire backfield were black.

The opposite happened, then I had the great pleasure of seeing coach Bryant across the stadium in the Coliseum in 1971.

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It's all on Sam  Darnold now and we'll see if he can throw deep with accuracy and touch like the critics say he can!  However, we need to make sure he has a decent OL and will not have to run for his life the way he did with the Jets.
 
I can see this matchup working out for  Darnold, the team and Joe Brady since he has a better QB for his play calling.
 
Let's remember though, this will be the first year Darnold has had a legitimate QB coach his entire career, going back to his two USC years.
 

 

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