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  1. Can we trade for Kris Richard in Dallas?? Buh-bye Eric Washington
  2. Soul Rebel

    Congrats to the Hurney and Rivera Nut Huggers

    It's pretty simple, IMO. Our DC is the problem. Cam has played great this year and he has weapons all around him. Our defense has been the problem all year, and it's not the players. We can't get off the field and give Cam the support he needs to do his thing. Eric Washington this year and Wilks last year....our defense has the personnel, just not the right guy pulling the strings. And yes, Cam didn't make good reads on the final drive which could have had us win the game.
  3. In an ideal world, Smith gets a helmet and jersey and is our WR5 that comes in for a handful of plays and maybe gets a catch....minimal expectation. There's no reason why we shouldn't have Funchess-Wright-Samuel-Moore as our starting 4 getting the boatload of snaps. That gives you height, possession, speed, veterans, youth and route running. Stretch the field, open up underneath, and move the chains. Once Greg comes back it gets even nastier. And oh yeah.... CMC to destroy you at will. Torrey should be utilized for what he is at this point.... a veteran that can help mold and mentor the younger guys in practice and on the sidelines, while providing insurance if someone is injured or having a rough game. That's it. He needs to be cut this offseason so that his $4.5M can be put towards landing a prime free agent DE. /endrant
  4. Beyond stoked to hear this news when I woke up today. We had a need, there was a young, former Pro Bowler sitting on the FA market, and we scooped him up. It's the move teams that are serious about winning it all, make. When is the earliest we could see him on the practice field? I know it's a bye week and saw Efe across the pond in the UK, so wondering when the boys get back to putting the pads on.
  5. Soul Rebel

    Van Roten is legit - Video Proof

    Going in to 2019 offseason we have a decision to make at OT. It appears we have 4/5 of the line covered, with depth in Matt Kalil and Brandon Mahon. Moton - Van Roten - Larsen - Turner - I'm okay with re-upping Daryl if his medicals clear. We need a RT and he knows our system and has succeeded in it. I would think his injury takes a little steam out of his tank from a $$ perspective....not a lot...but some. If we re-up his contract we have a young, balanced and cohesive line. Or, do we bring Clark back in at 33 on a cheaper deal and keep Moton at RT? Is Clark a player that can be trusted to continue this play or do we tap into our younger DW, whom we drafted, groomed and know a lot more....albeit with a much higher pricetag? As for Kalil, we keep his contract on the books for one more year bc it's still a loss of <$2M> if we cut him and as the seasons have proven lately, depth is important. I"d rather save the $2M and keep his underwhelming self on the roster for depth and then cut him in 2020....along with a parade that he's finally gone.
  6. Am I the only one that came into this thread thinking it was about Trai Turner??
  7. Soul Rebel

    Panthers sign safety Southward

    This signing exhibits just how comfortable/lazy/underwhelming our coaching staff is in their evaluation of our safety position. We have an old man starting beside a ST ace...the latter of which looked awful on Sunday. Oh yeah, we have a converted cornerback-to-safety that we just drafted, but isn't ready for full time starter status yet. We look crisp on offense and once TD is back, pretty solid in our front seven. A healthy Jackson and we've got a great tandem at CB with he and Bradberry. Why oh why can our front office/coaching staff not dip their toe in the safety pool via trade or FA? The NFC South is going to beat each other up this year, and we need some help on our back end so badly.
  8. Soul Rebel

    We need a safety

    I posted this in a previous thread, but IMO, here are our options based on looking over the other 31 NFL rosters. Reid makes the most sense, but he is clearly being shut out purposefully and the 'Hawks probably want a king's ransom for Thomas, starting with a 2nd round pick. Here ya go.... Karl Joseph - Raiders: Former 1st round pick that has underwhelmed in Oakland and is on the bench. I liked him coming out and hope that a change of scenery would be great for him here in Carolina. Shouldn't cost too much to trade for him considering he's in Gruden's dog house. TJ McDonald - Dolphins: A bit of a longshot since he is oozing with talent and still in his prime. With the drafting of Minkah, and an All-Pro in Jones, McDonald is the odd guy out. Miami has a role for him and it wouldn't be cheap to land him, but McDonald would be a beast here. JJ Wilcox - Jets: Solid veteran SAF that was signed late in the offseason and is mired in a deep Jets' safety unit. With Adams beasting out, perhaps we could pry Wilcox away, still leaving them with Maye/Middleton/etc. Morgan Burnett - Steelers: Veteran has been solid and consistent for years. Approaching 30 and showing signs of wear, but still capable of being a good safety on a team that needs help. He's rotating in not starting for the Steelers currently, so maybe he could be had. Anthony Harris /Jayron Kearse - Vikings: Would prefer Iloka after seeing how deep the Vikings' secondary is, but Iloka is playing that hybrid SAF/LB role in a 3-man rotation. That leaves two guys with potential that just need the burn. Not as proven as the vets on this list, but better than what we have with a good amount of upside. Rayshawn Jenkins/Adrian Phillips - Chargers: With James stepping in immediately as a starter, there are two guys that are on the outside looking in for playing time. Both Jenkins and Phillips are young and have a lot of upside. Jenkins was a guy I liked out of The U and could thrive in our system. Phillips can play either position and is a hard worker that reminds me of how Kurt Coleman was when he got here....trying to prove everyone wrong.
  9. Soul Rebel

    Game ball to....

    I fixed it for ya. Haha.
  10. No issues at Safety.....all good. Got Damnit #facepalm
  11. Eric Reid makes too much sense, but is clearly being blackballed from the league.....no reason a 26 year old talented safety shouldn't have a job looking around at rosters around the league. That being said, there is some talent out there that could be had in a trade --- In breezing over NFL rosters, I've found a few that make sense...some more than others: Karl Joseph - Raiders: Former 1st round pick that has underwhelmed in Oakland and is on the bench. I liked him coming out and hope that a change of scenery would be great for him here in Carolina. Shouldn't cost too much to trade for him considering he's in Gruden's dog house. TJ McDonald - Dolphins: A bit of a longshot since he is oozing with talent and still in his prime. With the drafting of Minkah, and an All-Pro in Jones, McDonald is the odd guy out. Miami has a role for him and it wouldn't be cheap to land him, but McDonald would be a beast here. JJ Wilcox - Jets: Solid veteran SAF that was signed late in the offseason and is mired in a deep Jets' safety unit. With Adams beasting out, perhaps we could pry Wilcox away, still leaving them with Maye/Middleton/etc. Morgan Burnett - Steelers: Veteran has been solid and consistent for years. Approaching 30 and showing signs of wear, but still capable of being a good safety on a team that needs help. He's rotating in not starting for the Steelers currently, so maybe he could be had. Anthony Harris /Jayron Kearse - Vikings: Would prefer Iloka after seeing how deep the Vikings' secondary is, but Iloka is playing that hybrid SAF/LB role in a 3-man rotation. That leaves two guys with potential that just need the burn. Not as proven as the vets on this list, but better than what we have with a good amount of upside. Rayshawn Jenkins/Adrian Phillips - Chargers: With James stepping in immediately as a starter, there are two guys that are on the outside looking in for playing time. Both Jenkins and Phillips are young and have a lot of upside. Jenkins was a guy I liked out of The U and could thrive in our system. Phillips can play either position and is a hard worker that reminds me of how Kurt Coleman was when he got here....trying to prove everyone wrong.
  12. I think our future is Moton at LT and Williams at RT. If his medicals clear next year, I'm ok bringing him back, and probably on a cheaper deal than we initially thought. In a contract year, he unfortunately could not max out his value. IMO, our OL, if Williams comes back is more or less a LG short of a pretty stout young OL moving forward. Moton-Van Roten-Larsen-Turner-Williams. By the same token, if Moton can't hack it at RT and Turner's second concussion in as many years begin to take a toll....along with Williams either not being healthy or too expensive, than our OL is in shambles -- beyond anything Matt Kalil could even have anything to do with.
  13. I just have this feeling that our current roster of DEs are not going to cut the mustard for 16+ games, and would love to bring Clowney aboard for this season. It also avoids competition in FA battling other hungry teams. I'd prefer not to give up assets vs. signing someone, but sometimes you have to secure the asset to avoid a pissing match with other teams with more dinero.
  14. Blockbuster deals like this are not the norm in the NFL, especially this early in the season, and for such an important piece to a team's roster. If Houston keeps losing over the next few weeks and Carolina's pass rush continues to look like hot garbage, could a deal be struck? Clowney, though oft-injured, did play a healthy 2017 season and is only 25 years old. He is a soon-to-be-FA, so we would have to re-up his contract for a long-term deal..... probably in that Danielle Hunter realm (5 year / $72M). Clowney is miscast in the 34 defense, and would thrive and feast in a 4-3, IMO. It would cost us our 1st rounder in '19 + something...maybe a 3rd round pick or future 3rd. If Houston is unclear of where Clowney fits into their future or doesn't have any intention of re-signing him, I think this would be a very wise decision for us. We should be using our first rounder on a DE anyway, so instead, we get a former #1 pick. We get a comp pick for Norwell in the third round next year, so that almost washes away the 3rd rounder we are sending in the deal. We cut Torrey and free up $5M to add to our '18 cap. After the 2018 season, Addison is the only DE worth a sh*t on this roster, and he will be a ripe 32 at the start of the season. We are sitting at $27M in cap space and still need a SAF and probably OLB but, landing Clowney would eliminate a huge need that has been hovering over this franchise for many a year. Bringing the Rock Hill native and ex-Gamecock back to the Carolinas would be huge for him too, IMO. Crazy pipe dream? Nah, pass? Hmmm.....potentially doable?
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