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  1. Predictions for Tryout Players who get signed

    We seem to really be looking at TEs this year. I'm guessing no one on the roster but Olsen is safe. Any early predictions for who makes the squad? I'm guessing Sandland has a leg up since he was drafted. Do you think we could see Sandland and a UDFA make the roster? Or are the guys we are looking at this weekend more competing for a spot on the PS in your opinion?
  2. Bradberry vs Byrd

    Byrd is not a slot receiver. He's not terribly shifty, but he is precise and very fast. He's a pure outside speed receiver. 9 routes, outs, comebacks, posts, and crossing patterns. Same way you see us using Ginn. If Byrd sticks, it will be because we see him as a potential replacement for Ginn.
  3. He freely admitted last year that the Cards stole Humphries from us, right?
  4. SF 49'er safety Jaquiski Tartt

    For what it's worth, Tony Pauline said on Thursday night (b/w rounds 1 and 2/3) that multiple teams were considering Bradberry in Round 2. We obviously were not the only team that had him valued there.
  5. Rookie Camp - Need your input

    All the CBs
  6. Your biggest concern going into the season?

    The OT position
  7. Someone sell me on why Butler was a good pick?

    Dwan Edwards played 50% of D snaps last year and he is gone. We did not have a backup UT behind KK. Butler will take Star's spot on passing downs as well. He's a lock to play ~50% of D snaps if he remains healthy. Shaq only played ~30% last year. Realistically, no one available that late was going to step in and be an instant NFL starter. Our weaknesses on D were line depth and talent /athleticism in the secondary. A pass rushing UT like Butler helps both of those issues (and DG addressed the latter in spades later in the draft).
  8. Good read on UDFA WR Keyarris Garrett

    If Matt Harmon is excited, I'm excited. He knows his WRs.
  9. Panthers Tango with Cash

  10. Perception and the Draft

    Yesterday, over half of the huddle was throwing a collective hissy fit because we "overdrafted" two CBs that were not ranked highly by many in the media (and that many of us - myself included - had never heard of). Heading up to the draft, Jeremy Cash was a local player that many thought would be a good pick - that filled a need - in the 2nd or 3rd round. And many of us - fueled by media reports of the Panthers interest - were getting excited at the prospect of drafting Harlan Miller, who looked like a young Josh Norman in his highlights. I saw several members on this site advocating using a 3rd round selection on Miller. These valuations were supported by many of the media covering the draft process. Had we drafted Cash in the 2nd and Miller in the 3rd, I think it's fair to say those picks would have been well received. At the very least, the picks would have generated much less drama than Bradberry and Worley. And yet in the actual draft, Harlan Miller went at the very end of the 6th round and Jeremy Cash went undrafted (let's hope he becomes a Panthers UDFA). The way these picks are received is greatly influenced by how much - or how little - predraft coverage is devoted to these prospects by the media. And as you move past the top 30 - 50 prospects, the media starts to know less and less about the actual prospects due to a lack of resources.
  11. Insert 7th Rounder here

    If that's the plan, Jack Allen (C, Mich St) might be a great pickup in the 7th. Josh Norris (rotoworld) rated him as his #45 player overall and gave him a 5.5 grade.
  12. Insert 7th Rounder here

    Let's be honest, Dave is going to draft either: i) a corner (Jalen Mills is likely a corner in the NFL) ii) an LB or RB (because has always has to draft at least one). Mainly just to see the huddle's reaction. Personally, I'm hoping for Cash.
  13. Sign Anquan Boldin

    Good point on Norwell - they may well extend him this year. I don't think Philly will be extended right now, but I know some here really like him. He's improved each year, so if he makes another leap he might turn into a long-term asset. If anything, Kalil's cap hold is going to come down in future years with an extension as he's getting up there in age. I'm with you on adding OT and DE depth / help - I just don't know who is out there that we can sign at this point. But I think Boldin would easily put up 750yrd / 6 TDs in our offense and would pick up tons of clutch first downs. We have $32mm of cap space right now - I think we can definitely make him fit, whether its $3mm or $5mm. It wouldn't be a long term deal but it would provide immediate impact. Think our biggest concern is maintaining flexibility in future years to resign our core. Will be interesting to see - we're gonna spend it somehow.
  14. Sign Anquan Boldin

    What other priorities do we have? We can't possibly sign another defensive back. We are full up at DT. DE doesn't seem to be a priority based on this draft. And I'm sure we are going to draft an LB in the 7th, because we always draft a LB. We have > $20m of cap space. KK is going to get extended, that's certain, but that won't eat up much of this year's cap. Star will be extended next offseason. Maybe I'm missing something, but I think we could easily pay Bolding $4-5mm for one to two years with zero cap concerns. We cut Norman to spend money somewhere...
  15. Sign Anquan Boldin

    Don't care what it takes, get it done. We need a reliable threat out of the slot and he provides that in spades. He's also the reigning NFL man of the year. Getting KB back and adding Boldin will provide the offense with all of the help it needs to repeat as top 5 group. If we make this signing, I can live with spending an entire draft on defense.