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  1. Trai Turner hires new representation...

    I would be shocked if Gettleman let go of a young physical hog mollie like Trai..someone he drafted and who has earned a new contract doing things the panther way. Seems like exactly the kind of guy Gettleman would be willing to invest big money into. That being said, he's proven that he is willing to let a big dog go if he thinks they are asking for too much... He will stay firm in what he believes and I think he is just that confident in his drafting and scouting abilities. The Giants had a history when he was there of not giving out humongous contracts. I remember them signing certain players and thinking, "how did they get them to take that deal??" They were a good team so their players were willing to take a little less than what they could have gotten elsewhere. Trai probably needs to do the same. But.....Trai ain't gonna take a #SVCKA's deal.. so if Trai's agent is looking around the league to see what the top guards are getting (like J No), and Gettleman feels like its too much, who knows? I'm just playing devil's advocate. I think he stays. I am interested to see what happens to Michael Oher. How much money did he earn himself last year and is Gettleman willing to match that price? Same with Andrew Norwell.
  2. Carolina Panthers will target offense in round one

    I agree and disagree with this. Even though BPA is a cliche and might be overstated, it is a cliche for a reason. Over time, it has proven to be a fundamentally sound draft strategy. Gettleman said recently that as people move forward, they get further and further away from fundamentals as they try to outsmart themselves. I think every GMsays they want the BPA and they talk all the same rhetoric, but its not always easy when there is so much pressure across the league to win NOW. Thats what makes it so hard. Its hard to build for the now and for the future. But the GMs who stick to it the best (Gettleman), see more consistent success over time. Its all about getting solid players from the draft, and being able to find cheap serviceable talent to fill the rest. You may not have the "dream team" your after every year, but you will be competitive every year. Not reaching for need is the safest way to compile good players. There are no guarantees with any player. But you have to assume that you will increase your odds of hitting on the pick if you take the player that you have rated higher. You just need to have a GM like Gettleman who can fill in the missing pieces. There is truth to what you are saying. We arent going to take a QB or MLB with our first pick..but I think Gettleman's short record here hasprovided us with enough examples to show that he believes that not going for the biggest positions of need is safer over time. If you really go back and look, a lot of people were upset at Gettleman after the drafts because he did not take a player that people perceived to be our biggest needs. He was willing to let Byron Bell hold down the LT spot for a year, because he believed in his philosphy of not overextending yourself and being patient. His first year here, we had no DB's, but we didnt reach for any in the draft. There are plenty more examples if you look. But I also see examples where the player fits the need. You can do both. They are not mutually exclusive...as long as you dont take a player who is rated way lower than BPA just to fill a need. Its really hard to know who we are gonna pick this year since we are picking so late. We might have the opportunity to take someone who we never thought we would have the chance of taking.
  3. The offensive tackle spots

    Hog mollies are always priorities.. Im not sure how you can be so confident that we feel our OT spots are solidified. Remmers is pretty good, but we've seen he can be a liability at times.. and Oher has one year left on his deal....And you think there is NO way we would love to take a stud OT if he is available? That seems pretty shortsighted. What is the top priority in your mind? There cant be that many...so you think we should just look at those positions for early round picks?? Thats not our style. With Gettleman at the helm, i truly believe he will go BPA, even though i know that sounds cliche.. I think he sticks to his guns more than most GMs and thats what makes him so good at his job.
  4. The offensive tackle spots

    Gettleman has mentioned before how important it is to protect the quarterback. Heading up to the superbowl, i knew we were the better team and that the game was ours to lose. I actually told several people before the game, that the ONE thing i was worried about was Von Miller causing game changing sacks and forced fumbles. I knew we were the better team, and thats exactly how teams lose to teams that they are better than.Heading into that game, i couldnt help but think about the ONEother game we lost...and how Remmers looked SEVERELY over matched trying to block Vic Beasley. It was obvious that day thatRemmers absolutely couldnt handle him..and I thought that if he struggled that badly against Beasley, there was good reason to worry about what would happen vs. Von Miller.. Lo and behold..When you look at the two games we lost, its hard not to to look at Remmers as one of the weak links in those games.. In a league where you always need to get better, its hard not to think abouthim when thinking about how to solidifythis team. Remmers is servicable...and in the NFL, that means they are always looking to replace you..but we should be happy that Remmers is servicable..because that means we can continue with our philosophy of building the team for the future, so that we can stay competitive every year. We are good at finding quality lower level talent, sowe dont have to mortgage our future for the sake of getting one player. Thats what I believe has gotten us to this point.
  5. There are too many people who's jobs are on the line, for the people at the top to be able to fix things like this.. Ref's get graded for their performance and are held to a certain standard and put under scrutiny bythe players and fans.. Coachesand players have tons of pressure to win or be replaced.. Its hard for me to understand how you could fix things without a certain degree of collusion that i dont think you could have with all of the pressure each person involved faces. Like others have pointed out, It seems unlikely that the people at the topwould risk the integrity of the game, and the others involved would risk their own jobs by trying to do something that is seemingly impossible to pull off without unwanted controversy.
  6. Eisen: Nortman to Jax

    I've always thought that Nortman's biggest problem was that he was terrible at pinning opponents near their goal line. Pretty strong leg and pretty consistent for the most part.. but just like QB's, accuracy reigns supreme.
  7. Sound FX from the Seattle game

    You've said multiple times that they never came within 7.. The final score of the game was 31-24..I think i mightunderstand what you mean by saying they nevercame withIN 7..but most people would say that if you were down by 7 points, you came within 7. With the type of luck Wilson and that team have had in the past, I have a hard time believing that you werent at least alittle bit nervous when they were getting ready to attempt that onside kick. I hope all the haters around hereremember this thread the next time you get upset when someone else finds a ridiculous reason to criticize our players.
  8. Hobbled Allen vs. "Fresh" Delaire?

    Maybe i've overlooked him, but besides the Tampa Bay game, I don't think Delaire has shown that he can do that. If Allen can be anywhere close to normal, and the coaches feel like he has a pretty good chance of finishing the game, then we should play him. Thats a big "if" though.
  9. Sound FX from the Seattle game

    Sorry, butI'm not sure how to be more clear. I didn't change my rationale, and I dont know what you are referring to when you say that I "brought Wilson's bonafides into the mix." I agree entirely with Servant of Cthululelei, when he says, " I find it a bit embarassing when fellow Panther fans try to unreasonably discredit good players from other teams. Because the same thing has been done to us for years." That really sums up my entire point. I didnt mean to make it into more than that.
  10. Sound FX from the Seattle game

    That has nothing to do with what anything i have said. I just think you sound dumb criticizing Russell's leadership after he made a valiant effort in bringing his team back in the second half and gave his team a chance to win, even if it was a small chance. If you want to have a party by picking on Wilson (which is stupid anyways, since winning should be enough of a party), then be better at it, and dont say stuff that makes yourself and other Panther fans sound like ignorant homers. Do your part and represent your fan base well.
  11. Sound FX from the Seattle game

    I just think that a smarter fan would look at the results of the second half, and that would be enough to keep him from making comments like yours and Jawny Blaze's. I think its a bad look, but you're entitled to your own opinion.
  12. Sound FX from the Seattle game

    Unfortunately, it's not just you two. I guess we are no different from other fan bases. It seems like we have plenty of fans like you and Jawny Blaze, who are huge haters, and dont give people the credit when its due. I know it happens everywhere, but its still embarrassing when its one of your own.
  13. Arizona or Greenbay?

    You can pick and choose numbers to make them say whatever you want.. Trust me, if i wanted to, i could go find a bunch of stats that say you're wrong and that Palmer is a much better than average QB. Remember earlier this year, when people were comparing Cam's numbers to Kaepernick's so that people could argue that Cam was just average?? You are doing the exact same thing when you try to argue that Palmer is an average QB. The guy is playing great, and you dont win as many games as he has the past few seasons and get into the MVP conversation by accident. I'm telling you, its not a good look when you say that stuff. Just give credit whenits due, so that you dont sound like an ignorant homer.
  14. Arizona or Greenbay?

    You can absolutely can have your own opinions and you dont have to run them by me.. but i can also have theopinion that your opinion is stupid.
  15. Arizona or Greenbay?

    Average QB?? wow.. These are exactly the types of comments that can make a fan base sound stupid.