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About d-dave

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  1. The problem would be that Smith has used the track as leverage for getting tons of local money. With all of the NFL money, I am utterly terrified what would happen to the Panthers. Also, as much crap is passed around about JR, the players believe in him. They want to win a championship for HIM. A new owner would change the dynamic. What if the new owner wanted to be more hands on like a Dan Snyder? The new owner has to be the right owner. That's going to be the hardest and most difficult aspect How many teams have done well lately with new owners who aren't football people? I am curious because I don't know.
  2. Dude, the first part of the video was super funny! He looks super athletic, like he can move around really well. Way better than a man his size should. Color me very interested in this guy!
  3. Good point about a weak draft. With the influx of underclassmen the past few years, after the top 20ish (or less) picks, 25=50, and there's not a HUGE difference between 50 and 100... So the lesson from Gettleman is that you get the best guys you can, no matter where they are drafted. It's better to lose picks and get the best guys for your team instead of just some dudes that are arbitrarily considered better.
  4. I hate that things didn't work out for him here. But man, the DC media is going to love Josh! I wish him the best of luck, except against us!
  5. A Funchess Reminder

    To the point, folks are sleeping on Funchess because he didn't have a monster rookie year like KB. While Funchess might become a more dominate receiver, he's not at this point. My hope is that he continues to develop. I think we're starting to have a great problems: a bunch of good guys and not enough balls a game. We might be getting to a point where someone is always open... I might weep with joy!
  6. Garrett > Funchess?

    I love Garrett's story. Then again, I love a good story! Funchess struggled, but got better and better as the season and post season happened. Will Garrett come out and steal Devin's spot? Doubtful. Funchess is a pro at this point, and he's got some real experience. Garrett has a lot of wonderful intangibles, but it isn't even rookie camp. Let's at least see Garrett in the preseason. If he comes out and dominates the preseason, then we could be having a different discussion.
  7. Rookie Camp - Need your input

    I'd be interested to see how Garrett looks compared to some of the other young WRs. Does he leap out? Seems like he really should based on all the hype around him. It would be interesting to see how the new DBs move around and how they do 1 on 1. I think we'll all be happy with the DBs and Garrett.
  8. Sorry. Gettlemens Draft This Year Blows

    While I can appreciate the slack of sizzle with this draft, us fans too often get caught up with our favorite players in the draft. Gettleman has no favorites, until he drafts them. He said the other day in his news conference that the draft board is based on scheme and need as well as their over all quality. So for us, CBs are more valuable. CBs who have the traits to excel on zone coverage are more valuable than man guys. Like with Butler, sure we didn't need another DT immediately, but his strength, length and motor will make the team better. He's too good of a player not to draft. It's the way he fits our scheme that makes him as valuable as his position on the Mel Kiper Jr. Draft Board. It could very well be that this draft helps to solidify our defensive backfield for a few years. If these guys can just become solid, it helps our defense a TON. If not, well, here's the eggs...
  9. Good read on UDFA WR Keyarris Garrett

    Well, there is a reason he went undrafted, BUT he does looks interesting in my 8 minutes of youtube highlights. What's going to determine his fate is going to be how well he can learn how to run a pro route tree (now that's something I pulled from some internet scout, here's your salt), and how he keeps his temper in check. I saw several times where he was taunting a defensive player. He might run a little too hot. It would stink for him to get a 30 yard gain, but screw it up with an unsportsmanlike penalty. But if he did work out, that would be pretty awesome. Looks to me like Gman wants to build the tallest team in the NFL, like we could go play some basketball. Then again, he did say big men allow you to compete.
  10. About those corners...

    Wait a sec! You mean we should trust Dave Gentleman to pick the best players to make our team better? How crazy! What has he done in the NFL? Compared to Mel Kiper's hair or Todd McShay's tan? I think everyone fails to realize that we aren't pros. NFL guys are pros and Dave Gentleman was named the best in the NFL. The more deep reading, I think he made the choices he did becuase they were the bestlong term solutions for us. We went to the Super Bowl without these rookies and we haven't really lost anyone from the team outside of Cotchery, Harper and Allen. We gud. Bup, bup, bup, bup.
  11. Awesome information and a welcomed perspective! So basically football video games and ESPN teach us nothing about football? Craycray.
  12. Sorry. Gettlemens Draft This Year Blows

    Yep, apparently were selling the team to China...moving tomorrow! While everyone flips out (huddle gonna huddle), let's try to put this in perspective. GMan got the players he wanted. Would a RB or WR be a better pick if they got cut? Let's grab two guys the coaches and staff believe can contribute. Sure they weren't sexy, but we don't have a ton of holes. Instead, let's get guys who might see the field instead of being inactive. And if it blows up in Gentleman's face, he's a big boy and can wear it.
  13. Anyone Dislike This Draft,

    With the year round NFL coverage, everyone has become a draftnik. Everyone thinks they are an expert. Except there is a small number of people whose job it is to actually choose guys. While fans can he fans, and huddle can huddle, we are not NFL decision makers. The coaches and GMan believe these guys will help us win the Super Bowl. I got to trust them. Despite not following McShay or Kiper's rankings! ;P
  14. Rapoport: Panthers Looking at Quarterbacks

    so we're cutting and trading Cam??? 4th Round rookie QB SB??? ;)
  15. Cam makes another wish come true.

    Man, I watched the whole video. Good stuff. There are a lot of guys who do good stuff like this in the world. But I still think that stuff like this is so cool! I love seeing how engaged Cam is with kids. Man, just really good stuff!