It's laughable. Seriously? We're touting Nick Hayden now? Even worse, let's not even consider the level of the contribution these players are making. "He starts for the Jaguars! He must be good! What a fail by us!" It's like folks haven't watched a single minute of the Panthers beyond 2013...
Including this year's Charles Johnson is like saying Roddy White is the difference in Atlanta's receiving corps. He hasn't been his usual self this season and is clearly on the downside of his career. A poster mentioned Jared Allen, but I think getting something out of CJ is even more important. Even without the pass rush, other players have emerged on defense, namely Josh Norman, who has been the NFC Revis through the first quarter of the season. Whether he keeps that up remains to be seen but the fact that he's doing so without much QB pressure is encouraging. Kuechly being out has made a difference, but the only coach that actively game planned to exploit his absence was Sean Payton and he darn near pulled it off with Luke McCown. Clearly Atlanta needed an emotional change more than anything but I'm skeptical of Quinn as a tactician, especially having been through the growing pains of a defensive coach.
Because Bersin has been on the team for a few years and knows Cam and knows the playbook. It's not rocket science. KB and his rookie class were the exceptions to the rule about young receivers. We were spoiled with that performance last season. Funchess and Norwood are projects and have contributed as such.
Also keep in mind we're talking about two completely different positions. Norwood has to learn an entire new offense and develop chemistry with an entire new QB. With Delaire and Allen, their job is simply to line up and rush the passer.
See, Miami? All you had to do was give him eight years and he could reach his potential! I don't know what the Panthers have done, but I'm glad they've turned him into more than just a return man, and I'm glad Ted was smart enough to realize this was the place for him to be successful.
Come on, Diddy. You do this with Gettleman and the wide receivers and the same answer applies here: there are no better options. Also, he's a 15th man to fill in in an emergency situation at best. Our wing rotation is still our deepest position.
There's no "might" about it. In terms of luck, management, and success you'd be hard pressed to find a worse option. The thing is, even when they get it right, it somehow turns out the worst way possible. Tank for Davis? Finish 2nd to the franchise stolen away from you in the first place. Oh, and Davis is the only franchise player worth having in the draft. Sign Lance Stephenson to a steal of a deal? He somehow forgets how to play basketball. Draft BPA in Vonleh and PJ? Vonleh looks like he's never played basketball before and PJ punches a high schooler a week after we draft him. Sign MKG to a reasonable extension? He gets hurt in the first preseason game. Mind you, this is just in the last 3 or 4 seasons! Just think of the possibilities if you go back to 2004, or 1988, even!