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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy



    Have to agree with Ravor. Jones might just suprise us.


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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    LOL......perhaps we should just wait and see what Jones does on the field - heck, even ONE TC practice - before we make any declarations about the signing - one way or another.

    Murphy was available for only a "conditional late round pick", while Jones was fairly coveted as a FA. In the end, maybe Murphy will prove to be better, but it's waaaaay too early to make any such pronouncements about which one would have been a better signing.
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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    LOL......perhaps we should just wait and see what Jones does on the field - heck, even ONE TC practice - before we make any declarations about the signing - one way or another.

    Murphy was available for only a "conditional late round pick", while Jones was fairly coveted as a FA. In the end, maybe Murphy will prove to be better, but it's waaaaay too early to make any such pronouncements about which one would have been a better signing.
    I don't need to see what JJ can do. Don't you remember how inconsistent this guy was in Houston?




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    I'm not real high on the Jacoby signing, but maybe he'll pan out in Baltimore. Who knows. I doubt it...but I've been wrong before.
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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Im not ready to call Jones a bust by any means, but if youre asking me who id rather have, its Murphy, and thats even considering wed have to used a pick for him. He has the same big play potential but surer hands and is more consistent. Coming from a team with a not so good passing attack he stood out vs Jones coming from a great offense and never standing out. Doesnt mean Jones cant be good here but without a doubt i would have rather had Murphy.
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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    The #3 WR in this offense is really like the 6th option anyway so it really doesn't matter who it is.




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensNTerps View Post
    The #3 WR in this offense is really like the 6th option anyway so it really doesn't matter who it is.
    Unfortunately there is some truth to that.

    Hopefully that changes this year if Jones, Doss, or Williams figure things out.
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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Lots of Raiders fans seem to suggest that Murphy, while capable of running deep routes, has so-so hands and is not good in traffic. Of course, the same may be said of Jacoby Jones. If given the choice today, I'd take Murphy, but I think it's a close enough call that we can wait to see how it plays out before getting too upset.




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Cam has to be loving this trade. Now he's got two legit deep threats.




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensNTerps View Post
    The #3 WR in this offense is really like the 6th option anyway so it really doesn't matter who it is.
    Sad but true
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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Louis Murphy, 0 career punt or kick returns.
    I think people are looking at htis worng. In Jones, we drafted a PR/KR that can also play WR. If we had traded for Murphy we would still have to make a move at PR/KR. I don't think they want Ed Reed or webb back returning, and I know I don't want David reed back there. So those options aside, we have a couple unproven rooks, Laquan Williams and WHOM? We needed a solid, vet return option, and that's what we got.




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Unfortunately there is some truth to that.

    Hopefully that changes this year if Jones, Doss, or Williams figure things out.
    I doubt it will much because we're still banking on Pitta and Dickson, not to mention Joe's comfort level with Rice who is obviously very dangerous himself.




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Dennis Pitta is really our slot #3 receiver. And tbh, I am good with that. Would be nice to have an actual true #3 WR like Tandon Doss step up though.




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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    Louis Murphy, 0 career punt or kick returns.
    I think people are looking at htis worng. In Jones, we drafted a PR/KR that can also play WR. If we had traded for Murphy we would still have to make a move at PR/KR. I don't think they want Ed Reed or webb back returning, and I know I don't want David reed back there. So those options aside, we have a couple unproven rooks, Laquan Williams and WHOM? We needed a solid, vet return option, and that's what we got.
    How about Doss or Asa Jackson who were both very good returners in college? When Jackson was drafted all you heard about was how he is a return specialist. Before Jones became available you would have to think that these 2 along with David Reed were going to compete for the job.
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    Re: Panthers trade for Raiders' WR, Louis Murphy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reed 'Em and Heap View Post
    If given the choice today, I'd take Murphy, but I think it's a close enough call that we can wait to see how it plays out before getting too upset.
    Exactly. Not to mention that there has been no indication that Murphy was available back in May when they signed Jones.

    Sorry, but this really isn't a case of picking one over the other. They signed Jones to fill a need, at a time when it was unknown that Murphy would become available later, so it's not like they had their choice of which one to sign.

    Had they passed on Jones and Murphy never become available or were outbid for him, what then?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    Louis Murphy, 0 career punt or kick returns.
    I think people are looking at htis worng. In Jones, we drafted a PR/KR that can also play WR. If we had traded for Murphy we would still have to make a move at PR/KR. I don't think they want Ed Reed or webb back returning, and I know I don't want David reed back there. So those options aside, we have a couple unproven rooks, Laquan Williams and WHOM? We needed a solid, vet return option, and that's what we got.
    Exactly. Jones is here as much for his KR abilities as anything else. If he fills the 3rd WR spot too, great. If not, he's still a valuable acquisition as a KR.
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