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Jacoby Jones Visit

Jacoby Jones visited with the Panthers today.  I honestly don't know much about him, so if we sign him just how much would he improve our WR depth?

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Well, he's been a return man, and a decent receiver. He never lived up to expectations with the Texans. He was a 3rd round selection out of Lane College in 2007. He's big (6'2", 212-lbs) and pretty fast (4.5-40 at his combine, probably faster than advertised). He could push LaFell and Gettis for the #2 WR job, but he'd have to have a helluva camp. I think it would be a good pick-up off waivers, but contractually it'd have to be a one year deal with an option. If he meshed with Cam in OTAs and camp, he might be a great pickup. The Texans drafted Devier Posey out of OSU in the 3rd (like Jones) and he's a similar receiver stature-wise (6'2", 209), but probably can be a better alternative than the 27-year old Jones, who never came into his own despite getting a shot due to injuries to both their starters (Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter). The long and short of it is that we'd rather have him on OUR squad than letting someone like the Saints get him to replace former 1st-round pick, Robert Meachem. I know they drafted Nick Toon and that he's the heir apparent to Meachem, but he's a rookie. Why not get him so no one else in our division can?


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5-8 186, 5-10 190 & 5-10 190...these are the experienced CB's who will battle for Panther playing time at CB (one could contend that the wt's listed are inflatted cuz Butler & Hogan dont look a lbs over 185 & the Captain doesnt look that plump)

So I wish we were talking about 6-1, 6-2 200-210 lb. FA CB's

Small CB really struggle in or around the endzone...and that hurts!


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There is a sick obsession with DEFENSE from some of you, I SWEAR!  LOL! 

So to get back ON TOPIC of WRs and specifically Mr. Jones, he has steadily improved every year (2009 and 2010 were solid years for him).  Last year though he took a dip and they needed him to step up with Johnson being out so much.  He seems to actually play better in the slot and is comfortable there which is what we need.  Return wise I am not sure he wants to do that anymore but could provide an option and mentorship for Adams or AE.  The Texans mainly dropped him for the simple fact that he was not worth the 3 mil bonus he was due to earn this year.  League min is what we should offer and what he should expect.  He is basically a boom or bust player.  He makes AWESOME plays but is not at all consistent and makes equally costly mistakes.

On a side note do you guys think this means we are moving to more of a spread type formation?  That would be sick with Cam at the helm.

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jayj6 wrote:

There is a sick obsession with DEFENSE from some of you, I SWEAR!  LOL!
Did I get off topic there...LOL :)

Good that the brass is proactive in its attempts to upgrade the WR corp! Next I hope they look at ways to upgrage the defensive secondary and most noteably the smurf corp...eeerrr...cornerback position!


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Spread offense-yes! Never seen before in CLT. It's about time we had a dangerous offensive strike other teams would fear. Cam's running ability solidifies this opportunity. Unlike vick in past years, he is hard to bring down and can strike on the run rolling either way. Still do not understand why we don't play action pass more with Cam. Teams could not game plan enough. I used to hate when vick rolled out so often. You knew he could simply fall down forward and pick up 5-7 every time. Cam is hard to defend in the open field. Give him 4 legit targets and we score like gangbusters. Side note: Not sure why we would pick someone up solely for the purpose no other team gets him (?)


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jayj6 wrote:

On a side note do you guys think this means we are moving to more of a spread type formation?  That would be sick with Cam at the helm.
Shouldn't this ? be listed as a separate topic??? Just a bit off the original topic area...LOL :)

But since it came up...No, with the addition of Tolbert they should be featuring a bit more of the old school 2 back set look!

The very best way to show Newton support is to provide him with a kick-butt running game! He is not yet in the Manning, Rogers, Brees nor Brady classification as a pure passer...so for the time being he shouldnt be asked to throw the ball 40+ times per game. Give him a consistent run game and let him use the forward passing game attack 25-30 times per game!

Additionally, a kick-butt running game will help to support the Panther D byway of controlling the football for longer periods of time and thus helping to minimize the numbers of possessions the D has to defend against! It all messes together and results in consistent winning football!


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