Carolina Panthers Retrospective

Vehemyth
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Just got back from TDY this Thursday! Just in time to see the draft.
Not too shabby, I think we drafted the best talent available according to Carolina scouts. Like others have said never heard of the 2nd round pick but he was graded out for the 2nd round so there must be something to it.

But that not why I am posting, why is there not much love for Josh Norman here, him and Joe Adams was our best picks in terms of value and both will play this year.

So see below for some love of our "5th round DB" from Coastal Carolina.

01/22/2012 (Audibles):

NFL evaluator: "(Coastal Carolina's) Josh Norman will go in the second (round) just off the Shrine game. Granted, he was cheating the drill and squatting routes, but he picked off about six passes during the week. He is talented."

5th Round: Josh Norman, CB - Late Round Gem? Pete Prisco of CBS Sports labeled Norman as the Panthers Late-Round Gem who Prisco "loves." The Staff at CNNSI said that getting Josh Norman "in the mid-rounds cannot be overlooked." The National Football Post Staff wrote that they "loved…the value of 5th round pick Josh Norman." Hmm, lots of love for Norman, it seems.

Intriguing pick: CB Josh Norman (fifth) -- Norman has a reputation for being somewhat flighty and the Panthers might have their hands full keeping him focused, but if he maximizes his physical tools, Norman has the potential to become a starter. He's not much of a risk at No. 143 overall, but it's not often you find a corner that late who has at least a 50-50 chance of cracking the starting lineup. Norman can push for time in sub packages immediately, and with a solid defensive staff in place, it will be interesting to see whether this project works out for Carolina.

So lets hope he can get in and put the work in, we need a number 2 corner.


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JohnDeezy89
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Honestly, I am just eager to get the season underway.  A lot of people are concerned with our pass rush and run stopping ability, but I think with the valued PT that the young interior guys got last year, along with the return of Ron Edwards, our push will be pretty consistent this season.  I still love the Johnson/Hardy tandem at DE, and I think their full potential will be reached when we get our defense back together and rolling on a weekly basis.

This has the makings of a fun year people....lets sit back and enjoy it!

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cornhuskercatfan
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JohnDeezy89 wrote:

This has the makings of a fun year people....lets sit back and enjoy it!
Thats...whats...up!!!!!


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Just a side note. The team got big... If you look at all the picks only three I think are under 6' 3". Some big guys going to be on the field this year. I can not wait to see some footage of the team workouts. Seems like a lull in news hit right after the draft. I am ready for some football!!!

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cornhuskercatfan wrote:

It does appear that Hurney has convienced himself that a quality defensive secondary can be built with 2nd tier draft picks (rds 3 thru 7) Seems to me when you rely on 2nd tier DB's to fillout your rooster you endup with 2nd tier or second rate secondary game performance...I am puzzled by this formula and long to see a Panther secondary with some thoroughbreeds in it instead of a herd of average quarterhorses!
I really hope either Morgan or Hogan or both make me eat sum crow on this comments...I'd happily eat it all if one or both can step up and into a true #2 CB player!

SOunded like the coachers were pleased with them both in the OTA's and Mini camp....one of them hasta step up, out and/or otherwise become a solid #2 CB!!!


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