Kugbila was definitely a big swing, and a miss. But he was a fourth rounder. I think Gettleman learned his lesson there. As for Barner, and Gaffney. If two of the three acquisition mistakes from Gettleman that you can come up with are sixth round draft picks, well, it could be much worse. See Marty Hurney trading away first rounders like they were candy.
I don't know, maybe I missed some information here and there. But I don't really recall ever hearing anything about Cam, and Boykin together at any point. Whether that be just chatting about plays or what not on the sides, or practicing in general. We heard that with other guys, but I never personally saw anything with Boykin. At the end of the day, it has to come down to fit. Guys have to be able to not only mesh as players, but individuals. Maybe when Green Bay cut Boykin, they knew what the Panthers now know that most of our fans are not clued into? I just think there is another factor at play here. Ohwell, I wish him luck.
Maybe Boykin, and Newton just didn't click. There has got to be a little more to it. I've been critical of Rivera for being overly loyal to some players in the past, but I'm not seeing that here. They definitely know more than we do.