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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: DJ Moore should not be compared to Calvin Ridley DJ Reply with quote

Moore and Calvin Ridley were destined to draw comparisons from the moment they were selected with back-to-back first round picks by the division rival Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. Moore has had a noticeably slow start Youth Ryan Kalil Jersey , if you look at box scores, whereas Ridley has lit the league on fire. The easy observation is that the Panthers missed out on a franchise player and are stuck seeing what they can get out of Moore. I wouldn’t be so quick to make that judgment.The Panthers have, for what feels like the first time, a deep, veteran group of receivers. Moore has only been on the field for a third of the offense’s snaps and even that percentage is probably artificially inflated from the Panthers’ original plans due to the lengthy injuries to Damiere Byrd and Curtis Samuel. He trails Christian McCaffrey Color Rush Devin Funchess Jersey , Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith, Jarius Wright, Ian Thomas, and Chris Manhertz in snaps on an offense that doesn’t prioritize throwing to wide receivers. Former Panthers receiver Muhsin Muhammad pointed out as much yesterday.Meanwhile Color Rush Taylor Moton Jersey , Ridley has barely trailed the Falcons top running back in snaps. His opportunities have been more frequent. They also have not been equal. Moore doesn’t line up across the field from Julio Jones. The Panthers don’t have any threat against an opponent’s secondary that is going to make his transition easier, let alone a top three receiver. I’d be willing to bet that Moore could have matched Ridley’s 264 yards and six touchdowns through his first four games if he were on the Falcons.Head coach Ron Rivera has also long made a lot of noise about the Panthers offense not being a quick study for rookie wide receivers. This was his chorus during the developments of Kelvin Benjamin, Funchess, and Samuel. Whether or not that is a good or a bad thing is irrelevant to the argument that Moore is a disappointment. He hasn’t had the chance to be. Right now he is exactly where we thought he would be this season. Every week a Panthers coach is talking about finding ways to get him on the field more instead of making excuses for his health or development. This isn’t the team that drafted Benjamin and Moore hasn’t had the opportunity to make us suspicious of his talent. There is a reason why Ridley has four times the target volume that Moore has. His opportunities have come while his 1-3 team has been chasing points all season. That Ridley has taken advantage of them speaks well for him. It doesn’t say anything about Moore.CSR Eight for the 8-Ball: Training camp wrap-up edition Welcome to this edition of “CSR Eight for the 8-ball” where we use the power of random chance to answer all your complicated Carolina Panthers questions! In this series, we poll a classic Mattel toy on a variety of topics Color Rush James Bradberry Jersey , and will do so at different points throughout the season.For those unfamiliar with the magic 8 ball, answers that give a “Yes” are more common than answers that give a “No.” There are also answers that are ambiguous, for those, we will just re-roll the question, and for kicks Youth Kawann Short Jersey , throw in a hot take from the 2018 Carolina Panthers Take Generator. The questions today will all be geared toward the questions that fans have following the conclusion of training camp yesterday.1) Will Garrett Gilbert still be the QB2 when the regular season starts?8-ball says: Outlook good.2) Will Donte Jackson win the starting CB job opposite James Bradberry?8-ball says: Yes.3) Will Cameron Artis-Payne make the team?8-ball says: Most likely.4) Will Ian Thomas take hold of the TE2 role and never look back?8-ball says: It is decidedly so.5) Will Brendan Mahon actually start the season as the starting left guard?8-ball says: Ask again later. > YOU’LL ANSWER ME NOW! > Reply hazy, try again. > So help me, I’ll use you as a slinkie... > ...Very doubtful.Take Generator says: Kevon Seymour might be a big gamble if you compare him to other players at his position. 6) Will CJ Anderson see more of a role come week 1 than he has in preseason thus far?8-ball says: Without a doubt.7) Can Jermaine Carter Jr. figure out a way to crack into this already deep linebacker corps and make the roster?8-ball says: Don’t count on it.Cool Does the amount of injuries in training camp affect our comp pick situation?8-ball says: Without a doubt.So what do you think of the 8-ball’s answers CSR faithful? Look for it whenever we hit key points in the season, and especially before weekly regular season games!
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