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Panthers officially release TE Greg Olsen

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Dude still gets open with regularity. Unfortunately his QB this season was Kyle Allen. Dude only ever keyed in on DJ and CMC. Olsen and Samuel were open constantly and were always missed.

Anyway.

I freaked out in 2011 when we got him for just a 3rd rounder. With Jeremy Shockey he formed "Shock and Awe-lsen" in 2011 before breaking out in 2012 and really being a top tier TE from then. Too bad injuries/bad QB played derailed the past three seasons for him. He was really headed for borderline HOF stats. Think he's top five in catches and yards among TEs. Just wish the dude knew how to break a tackle. Super thin and had high center of gravity so he couldn't pull off any cool Gronk/Kittle dragging defenders around and whatnot.

Oh well. Him and Luke being gone (and Cam is joining them soon I'm assuming) is gonna be tough to deal with. Three guys you knew would give it their all every down. Will be tough going as we enter the new Rhule era.

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17 hours ago, berlin calling said:

joining the Cowboys to team up with Jason Witten. Imagine that speeeed

Five minute hook routes. My gawd, the time of possession...

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16 hours ago, Kiwibrown said:

3rd leg Greg. In better circumstances could of had a stroger career 

Haha.   That's the first thing I think of when I hear/see his name.  "Greg Olsen with the 3rd leg". 

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There is an obvious connection to Buffalo with Beane and McDermott. But also Bills TE coach Rob Boras was his TE coach in Chicago for 3 years.

Would be a great addition even if he is simply there to help tutor Knox and never does anything else. Would be an upgrade over Kroft and Lee Smith to boot.

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5 hours ago, SweetFancyMoses said:

Haha.   That's the first thing I think of when I hear/see his name.  "Greg Olsen with the 3rd leg". 

Internet generation, if you rap about your 3rd leg it can stick with you 

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3 hours ago, Trentwannabe said:

There is an obvious connection to Buffalo with Beane and McDermott. But also Bills TE coach Rob Boras was his TE coach in Chicago for 3 years.

Would be a great addition even if he is simply there to help tutor Knox and never does anything else. Would be an upgrade over Kroft and Lee Smith to boot.

could see it if brady leaves the pats

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On 1/30/2020 at 8:58 PM, ThatJerkDave said:

Is he washed up? If so, seems like a target for the Packers... 

 

I'd laugh if it wasn't so close to the truth...

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Honestly, I'm not worried about loss of speed. He can start using his third leg to help him run and change direction, bring back some of that trademark explosion. 

Bring him to the Texans. 

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On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2020 at 7:37 AM, BStanRamFan said:

This has Patriots written all over it. 

It really does. He goes there and is considered washed up and resigns with panthers to retire.

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So what time Monday morning will the Redskins have him inked & ready to go?

I'm thinking around 10:00 am.

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