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About DaveThePanther2008

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  1. When a player doesn't fit your system

    How can you not get excited after listening to him. I love his humor but explaining how they grade players. Can be athletic but stupid and they won't make our board and might be a great player but they don't fit our scheme or has he put in "what we do" I love that he likes smart players. I think smarter players are more in tune to what a team does. Look at our locker room last year. Jared Allen says it was the best locker room he ever played it. I don't think it is a coincidence that most of our locker room were smart players. I also think the smart players stay out of trouble. Anyways, Gettleman has me convince that we did a great job on our 5 picks. We'll see very soon. Go Panthers
  2. Panthers Select CB James Bradberry in the second round

    You get this guy under some good coaching, which the Panthers have the best defensive Coaches in the league. You are going to see a guy blossom quicker than J-No. If this kid buys into the scheme don't be surprised to see him starting sooner than later.
  3. Panthers Select CB James Bradberry in the second round

    Never heard of him but I have to believe this guy is legit. Love the size. DG hasn't failed us too much so I have to believe he'll be fine. Go Panthers
  4. Butler selection Presser, 7 teams tried to trade

    Not to mention that this kind of constant pressure will give QBs Happy Feet. And that is a good thing.
  5. Oh no! We've been graded lowest of the NFC South teams!

    Once we win the Lombardi award than all we need to complete the cycle is the Prisco Post Draft award trophy. I never listen to those guys. When our defense pounds them into submission they can give us an "F" for all I care.
  6. I agree with you completely. Though it doesn't mean the end of KK or Star it sure does help us if we do lose one or both of those two. Reload instead of regroup.
  7. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    It is called being proactive instead of reactive. We are in a position to lose one if not both of our good DTs in the near future. See Josh Norman. DG is not going to break the bank to keep one player. While I hope dearly that we keep KK and Star this picks gives DG a back up plan in case we don't. Those of you that remember McClain and Fua this should be a welcome pick. I never want to go back to a DL line that. Agreed we have some other needs but the draft isn't over and DG has shown he knows how to fill holes. I love the BPA approach. I admire that DG doesn't reach and sticks to it ALWAYS. If there isn't player of need that fits that pick he'll take the player that fits that spot.
  8. Norman was not a production of a system

    Norman was not the scheme. We'll be Top 5 again in 2016.
  9. Norman was not a production of a system

    Reading eyes and knowing the scheme makes a difference. I bring up the Bills game because regardless of how we got there. Had Norman played our Scheme instead of being rouge we would have won that game. End of Story. Like have said twice. Norman is a great talent but he benefited from our scheme. If Washington has a good scheme he'll do fine. If they let him Free Lance. He'll be cut in 2017. Each player on our team has bought into what the defense does as a team. Coleman arguably had better season than Norman. He wasn't a hot commodity but he fit our scheme and quite well. To say Norman did not benefit from our defensive scheme is off base, nearly as off base as saying he is a one hit wonder. You say all talent,,,, I say talent and scheme.
  10. Norman was not a production of a system

    That's debatable. His interception against Tampa is a prime example. Josh knew he had help behind him and was able to jump the route. If I remember correctly this was one of the videos Panthers.com had on under Self Scout. Yes, I agree it is one of the more difficult positions to transition from but it wasn't skill that held him back. It was his stubbornness to adapt to the scheme. He kept wanting to do what the hell he wanted. (ie the Buffalo game he lost for us) If he had stayed with his assignment than he would have probably been in position to intercept or at least deflect Johnson's TD catch. Like I said before. Top Talent no doubt but a good scheme also contributed to his success.
  11. There was a comment DG made about this. Apparently trade possibilities were out there but no one wanted to bite instead of giving into a lowball draft pick. Let him go, take the 3rd round compensatory pick we will receive for him. 3rd round compensatory is better than nothing.
  12. Norman was not a production of a system

    That is why he was a starting caliber CB form the moment he got here. He didn't start becoming good until he bought into the SYSTEM that we installed. While Norman is a good CB maybe even a great one. To say a portion of his success wasn't due to our system is ludicrous. Remember he wasa rebel for about 2 1/2 years of his tenure with the Panthers.
  13. Josh Norman agrees to terms with Redskins...

    He will do OK but not nearly as good a someone with our front seven.
  14. It is a tough decision but not a wrong one. We had two incidence where we lost a CB during the season and simply picked one up and kept going. While I love that J-No was tops in his game. We'll survive.
  15. Well Damn. I have always been optimistic. Our secondary may not be as exciting to watch but I believe we will find that person to fit the bill. Whether for one season or long term. I also believe that our P.S. isn't just for scrubs to play another. I think we have talent on that team and maybe one of them is ready to step up and be a difference maker for this team.