Not that I necessarily want Reggie Wayne (wouldn't be mad if we got him), but it does bother me that when a different playoff contending organization loses its' top WR (Jordy Nelson), that they are already rumored to be bringing him in for a workout. And I'd also have to say that the Packers and Ted Thompson have a pretty stellar front office that usually avoids free agency. We might not be on the level of the Packers this season, but we are definitely a playoff contender, and with a healthy WR unit, could make a run in the post season. Kind of frustrating. Fingers crossed that someone of value is cut in a couple of weeks that would help us.
I don't know... at 38 years old, I think him coming back would be more of a "me/spotlight" move for Randy, rather than a team-strengthening move. Moss has a ton of experience, expertise and knowledge to pass on, but he's always struck me as a Smitty-type of player that is a phenomenal player, but not so much a teacher. Plus, I don't know if I'm confusing Moss or Ocho Cinco, but the last year or two of football memories that I have, are of Moss dropping passes and looking like a shell of his former self. That being said, I did looooove the 30-for-30 on him. Incredible story.
I am new to FD, though I've been a fantasy nut for awhile now. Never done it, so like Luuuuuuuke, would love some info on the inner workings. My biggest question might not be answerable, but I'll toss it out there. Q: Are there ways around living in a state that does not allow you to collect $$$? I noticed at the bottom of the screeen that residents of WA are not eligible. I am a recent transplant (still have NC Drivers License and some bills probably going to my old Charlotte address). Is there any way around this bullsh*t? :)
I'm all in for the PS4 version. Just moved out to the PNW and my building doesn't allow DTV. $65/month isn't cheap, but I'd easily drop that for 1 game on a Sunday at a bar. For those that did it last year - any word on the stability of the stream? I had the MLB network in the past on my PS4 and it froze up way too much. Internet here is faster though (~60mbps hardwired to the PS4), so I hope the quality of games is good.
Why stop with Person & Newton..... Bonnell completes the Queen City Trifecta of awful beat writers. Toss in Frank Garcia's lousy show on WFNZ and we are left with crap-ola. Voth, Jones and Igo cover Panthers news better than anything out there now. Aaron Wilson is pretty amazing on a national level too. I don't know if the organizations purposefully shut the local kids out, but it's some of the most disconnected 'beat writers' I've come across. Can't understand, but I'd have to think there's something else going on behind the scenes to get scooped as much as they do.
Just signed up for RR and glad to be part of the family. I recently relocated to Seattle from the QC, and will be there. Couple of my friends here are from CLT and a couple more are flying out, so I should be with 6-8 Panthers fans tailgating, though don't believe we will all be able to sit together. Either way, I'll have my RR shirt on underneath my jersey at the game. Let's hope we make it the full game without getting asked to leave and/or arrested. Haha.... these fans out here are no joke. Signed, Roaring Riot Newbie
I don't understand Rivera's affection with Joe Webb. I get the flexibility of keeping a player that can play WR and QB rather than having to sign a 3rd string QB, but, IMO, I don't think Webb brings more talent to our roster than the potential of losing Byrd or Ward. Webb had 1 reception for 16 yards and 2 kickoffs for 53 yards. I fail to see Byrd not being able to at least hit those marks. I get that he doesn't play QB, but I really hope there's a way that we maximize the talent on the 53 man roster.
Well put, sir. Im a huge draftnik and love the draft. Just when I thought my money was going to FIFA only.....I might have to research it. Not for sure, but at least a little research. Haha.....thx Monsta
He's gotten abused for the better part of his short carerr in the league. Not saying he can't turn it around, but he has been a huge disappointment based on his draft slot. Change of scenery and being reunited with his brother could do wonders. He would be at the top of my list to bring in if waived or for a 6th/7th round pick. If Gettleman is capable of bringing in players from DIII schools and no-names off the scrap heap, I would think that the potential of a 26-year old out of USC would perk his attention.
It's quite possible that this is Gettleman's best draft class. Love Shaq for the future, Funchess' untapped potential, but Williams is quickly creeping to the top of my list of '15 draftees. I'd prefer seeing Remmers get time at LT and let the Williams-Turner duo steamroll the right side of the line all day, but whatever it takes to put the 5 best guys with chemistry together to win.
Overall, very solid and realistic roster. I'd make a couple of tweaks, but not too much different than yours. - I added Jordan Todman because I think we saw what an injury bug can do to a running back unit, and with JStew as top dawg, I would like to keep a speedy talent like Todman in the fold. He can contribute on ST immediately too. - I added Bersin to the WR corps which brings it to a robust 7. Bottom line is that Cam needs as many weapons as possible, and Bersin is a reliable chain moving, possession WR. JUST KEEP HIM OFF SPECIAL TEAMS DAMNIT!!! - I got rid of Teddy Williams because someone had to go in order to make room on the roster. With Colin Jones being flexible enough to play both safety and corner, I feel comfortable letting an unknown like Williams go. With as solid a top-3 of Norman-Tillman-Bene that we've had in awhile, I am good with bringing in someone in an emergency situation off waivers if needed. Can't justify keeping Williams with Jones being a capable 4/5 corner. Otherwise, we're on the same page. I could defniitely see the Panthers stashing Mayo to the PS and replacing him with either Trusnik or another position player like Joe Webb. QB-2 Cam Newton Derek Anderson
HB-4 Jonathan Stewart · Cameron Artis-Payne · Fozzy Whittaker Jordan Todman
FB-2 Mike Tolbert · Lee Ward
WR-7 Kelvin Benjamin Devin Funchess Ted Ginn Jr. · Corey Brown Jerricho Cotchery · Damiere Byrd Brenton Bersin
TE-3 · Greg Olsen Ed Dickson Brandon Williams
OL-9 Michael Oher Andrew Norwell · Ryan Kalil · Trai Turner Mike Remmers · Amini Silatolu · Darryl Williams · Brian Folkerts Nate Chandler
27 Total Offensive Players
DL-8 Charles Johnson · Star Lotulelei · Kawaan Short · Frank Alexander · Mario Addison · Colin Cole Dwan Edwards · Kony Ealy
Thomas Davis · Luke Kuechly · Shaq Thompson · AJ Klein · David Mayo · Adarius Glanton
· Josh Norman · Charles Tillman · Bene Benwikere · Melvin White · Lou Young · Colin Jones
SAF-3 · Tre’ Boston · Kurt Coelman · Roman Harper · 23-Total Defensive Players
Special Teams-3 · Graham Gano · Brad Nortman · J.J. Jansen
Don't want to risk placing him on the PS and having him get Gaffney'd. I think rolling with 7 WRs isn't a bad thing, especially since it's so uncommon for us to do so. For me, it's shaking down like this: Benji - no brainer Brown - ideal slot guy and has enough skill to play a little WR2 if needed Cotchery - great veteran presence that can be a reliable 3rd down WR Funchess - too much potential with him to not see the field opposite KB Ginn - prefer him on ST, but like the ability to contribute here and there on offense Bersin - horrible on ST, but a true possession receiver that can move the chains and be a good, young WR4 Byrd - lots of potential here. can't teach speed and Byrd is full of it. ST contributor in '15 and maybe a few gadget plays on offense.
I really hope both Byrd and Ward can snag a spot on the final 53.
Though Oher is not a longterm answer, I'm willing to be patient with his presence at LT. I'd feel more comfortable if they were experimenting with Remmers out there some too, just to kick the tires on if it's an option or not. Back to Oher though. I agree with MHS in that it's between his ears. I also am willing to believe that a player's worth and predictable performance over 5 months of the season can't be seen after a handful of light contact practice in sweltering Spartanburg. At the end of the day, Oher has a lot of mental blockages that he needs to remove sooner, rather than later. The toe injury is huge, as well as his performances over the past couple of seasons. Yes, the two are connected, but at some point, he either has to put it behind him, or move aside for someone that won't hurt the team. Oher is better than Bell and as long as the other 4 members to his right play like they are capable of, Oher will be fine. I'm not expecting an All-Pro season for him, but an average (2012 Jordan Gross would do) year will be fine. I really hope Oher can step up and be a mediocre T.