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  1. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Preseason Game 3 Thread: Patriots vs Panthers 730 P.M. General thoughts, previews, etc in here   

    We gotta cut Philly Brown. There's a reason he was a UDFA. He simply cannot catch the ball CONSISTENTLY with his hands and arms extended. He's a body catcher. Those guys are dime a dozen.
    I'm thinking 1. Funchess  2. Boykin  3. Ginn  4. Cotchery  5. Bersin  6. Byrd
    with Olsen/Dickson that's a pretty solid receiving corps
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  2. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Pick 1 of these 3 RBs.   

    Would it be best to keep Lee Ward on the PS? I think the chances of stashing a FB on the PS are much better compared to stashing a RB. If we designate Mike Tolbert as the FB, then we could have Stewart, Artis-Payne, Todman, and Wegher all make the 53 man roster. I would pick Todman over Whittaker because of his elite speed and kick return/punt return skills.
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  3. pantherking15 added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Improving the Panthers pass protection
    Why are the coaches not giving Mike Remmers any reps at LT? He may not have the athleticism required in a top notch LT, but he has solid pass protection skills and is experienced. If Michael Oher continues to struggle and plays like Bell, our best O-line lineup could be Remmers/Norwell/Kalil/Turner/Williams.
    I'm not going to worry about offensive struggles until the regular season starts because as seen in the past 4 years, the Panthers run an extremely vanilla offense in training camp and pre-season. I am worried about Oher getting beat in one on one matchups. But even with Oher struggling in camp, I'm very confident the O-line will be much better this year because of the huge improvement at LG and RG. If LT is our only weakness, we can scheme around it and use RB/FB help. There was no possible scheming that could have helped last year's O-line of Bell/Silatolu/Kalil/Velasco/Chandler.
    Also, apparently our RBs are really good at breaking tackles on pass receptions.
    One simple thing Mike Shula can do to catalyze the offense is call more screen plays to RBs and WRs. We have numerous weapons for the sceen game and for checkdowns: Stew, Tolbert, Fozzy, Ginn, Brown, Funchess, Byrd. It would definitely fit in with Rivera/Shula's conservative ball control mindset.
    Cam also seems to be more willing to check the ball down to our RBs instead of scrambling when the pass protection doesn't hold or when no one gets open. This would get Cam in a rhythm faster and elevate his completion percentage.
    And of course the biggest thing to help out struggling pass protection is to run the ball extremely well. It keeps the speed DE's at bay (or off the field), sucks in the CBs/LBs/safeties, and sets up big play action passes.
    Reminder: New England and Seattle both reached the Super Bowl despite having the 31st and 18th ranked pass protection, as rated by PFF.

    With this defense and an experienced Cam with our new offensive weapons, we just need Oher or Remmers to be a moderate improvement over Bell in order to compete with the elite teams of the NFL.

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  4. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Question for the Huddle   

    Easy decision - Oher plays great. We have a ball control offense, and when we are dominating time of possession the defense's job becomes much easier. And if Oher plays great we are consistently moving the chains with a balanced offense and scoring at least 24 points/game.
    This defense is different from the 2013 defense. The back 7 is way better and Star/KK are about to become the best DT tandem in the NFL. Also, Frank Alexander already improved (being the TC MVP from last year). The problem with Frank is he hasn't been on the field. He was in Rivera's doghouse in 2013 and missed 14 games in 2014 because of suspensions. If Kony and Frank can combine for 75% of Hardy's production in 2013, that would be good enough for a top 5 defense in ppg.
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  5. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Thank god D.G picked Star instead of.....   

    I don't think Star had a down year last year. He ended up having a +6.9 PFF grade. He also dealt with an ankle injury mid-season from the Eagles game. And you can't understate the absence of Greg Hardy. It took a while for our defense to adjust to that. Also, he started heating up towards the end of the season. He dominated vs the Falcons with 2 sacks and 7 tackles.
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  6. pantherking15 added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Gettleman's Q & A about Cam: "He's developing at a solid rate."
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  7. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Now that Martin has retired, will Gettleman sign a free agent OT?   

    For a backup LT role, why not? I don't know too much about Baker, but it's possible Collins under-achieved with the Bucs, who were a dumpster fire last year, similar to Michael Oher under-achieving with the Titans.
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  8. pantherking15 added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Now that Martin has retired, will Gettleman sign a free agent OT?
    Jake Long (30 yrs. old), Sam Baker (30 yrs. old), and Anthony Collins (29 yrs. old) are still available.
    We almost signed Collins last year. Collins could be a decent backup LT. He started 7 games at LT for the Bengals in 2013 (posting a +16.3 PFF grade) when Andy Dalton passed for 4,300 yards. After a terrible year with the Bucs, he would not cost that much.
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  9. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Jonathan Martin Retiring from Football   

    This might just be a blessing in disguise. Now with our backup LT spot open, Gettleman may be willing to sign a guy like Jake Long.
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  10. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Voth interviews Gettleman   

    Bill Voth also asked Gettleman about Josh Norman 
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  11. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Seahawks offer Wilson $21M/year but Wilson wants more   

    There's a big difference between us and the Seahawks regarding cap space.
    We have been steadily climbing our way out of salary cap hell the past 3 years. The Seahawks have been in good cap health. We had $19M in dead money in 2014 and $12M dead money this year. The space we get back from the dead money will cover 3-4 of those guys.
    It will also help big time not having to pay CJ $20M, Kalil $11.8M, and Stewart $8.3M like we have to this year. The Seahawks aren't getting that type of cap relief in the near future.
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  12. pantherking15 added a post in a topic Seahawks offer Wilson $21M/year but Wilson wants more   

    You can maintain a Super Bowl contending roster while paying your stars big money. You need to draft really well and consistently well.
    Noteworthy Seahawks drafted prospects 2010 - 2012: Russell Okung, Earl Thomas, Golden Tate, Walter Thurmond, Kam Chancellor, KJ Wright, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin, Jeremy Lane, JR Sweezy
    It's like our 2014 draft multiplied by 3. And the majority of these guys were on dirt cheap contracts. The Seahawks 2013 and 2014 drafts are nowhere near that caliber and I wasn't particularly impressed with their 2015 draft, besides Tyler Lockett. Combine this with stars getting paid big money and Marshawn Lynch turning 29 this year (only 1-2 years of elite play left). Seahawks will still be a force, but they won't be that overwhelmingly dominant force anymore.
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  13. pantherking15 added a topic in NFL and Fantasy Football   

    Seahawks offer Wilson $21M/year but Wilson wants more
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  14. pantherking15 added a post in a topic David Newton has Bersin, Foucault, Scott, Lester, Folkerts, and Teddy Williams for his 53 man roster cuts   

    We have too many LBs. I'd rather keep AJ Klein over Jason Trusnik. We also need to cut some lower-tier FAs like Trusnik, Boykin, and Teddy Williams so we can get our 3rd round comp. pick for Greg Hardy. From what I understand, the NFL has a formula to calculate comp. picks and you need to lose more than you gain in free agency.
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