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We needed a QB in 2011..... we drafted one with our first pick. lol

We needed a DT last year.... we drafted one last year.

This year we needed a WR and well!!

Hey, if the guy plays good, then I'll be happy. I just like to see problems we have addressed.

those were also BPA.

I know ya don't understand. Nor do you care to.

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when will people understand ya don't draft based on need.

people keep on spouting this poo, but they don't give any real answers for how we are going to address those needs, esp. OT.

 

company line: the answer is on the roster or gettleman knowz what he's doing, but what exactly is he doing to make a bad line better?

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Do u even watch the panthers? Do u not notice how frequently we rotate guys on the dl? He may not be depthed as a starter but he will play plenty of snaps.

Its also possible hes actually better than cj and hardy and earns a starting spot. (As unlikely that sounds, the possibility exists).

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This is a great point to make. The reason our defense was so successful thru all 4 quarters is because our DL stays fresh. I also think that was the main reason we lost all those 4th quarter games about 2 years back. DL got tired and got gashed by the opponents run game. 

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I see too many people here looking for instant gratification, as if anyone you draft in the 1st two rounds has to be an instant starter. Rookies who start are either very, very good and NFL ready, or you have no legit starter and you're desperate- or both. Drafting a player to be a starter down the road, after seasoning and/or the departure of the current starter, is not a dumb move. It's a smart one. Hopefully Ealy's reported attitude is a non-issue and he turns out to be a steal. Personally I feel better about his talent level than I do Benjamin's, but bottom line I'll keep trusting Gettleman as long as he has a high winning % on draft picks.

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Who's to say whatever OT we draft would automatically be a starter?

While that may be true, they would at least have a chance to start. Ealy won't even have that.

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While that may be true, they would at least have a chance to start. Ealy won't even have that.

 

 

That's true.

 

But even as a backup, he'll likely have a greater impact on this team than a 4th-6th round OT IMO.

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people keep on spouting this poo, but they don't give any real answers for how we are going to address those needs, esp. OT.

company line: the answer is on the roster or gettleman knowz what he's doing, but what exactly is he doing to make a bad line better?

how are we suppose to know?

At this time, the draft is still on going.

Then there will be a second phase to free agency.

Until training camp has begun, I'm in no hurry to judge, cause there isn't anything to judge.

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how are we suppose to know?

At this time, the draft is still on going.

Then there will be a second phase to free agency.

Until training camp has begun, I'm in no hurry to judge, cause there isn't anything to judge.

sure there is. we have the predraft wave of FA and the draft and we did nothing.

 

is it really a priority? i have more reason for doubting than for confidence.

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I had a feeling the Panthers would be going defense with their second round pick, but I was thinking cornerback. Instead, the Panthers draft a defensive end which is probably one of the areas least in need, until you scratch the surface. How did the guy that many labeled as the second best defensive end in the draft fall to the Panthers in round 2? Why would the Panthers select him? Well, it is fairly simple.

It begins with "unnamed NFL scouts" who questioned his attitude. .

Con man... Con man... seems like I have heard that somewhere before. Oh, that's right, Cam Newton was called a con artist before the NFL draft as well. Remind me how that turned out for the Panthers.

When it comes to such strong terminology against a player, it is obviously personal. And when scouts leave the business mindset and get personal, it is time to ignore them. Clearly Gettleman saw past the rhetoric.

But is defensive end a need for the Panthers? Obviously, David Gettleman thinks so. This pick could be the biggest indicator yet on how long term contract talks are going with Greg Hardy. If Hardy is no longer with the Panthers next season, which is looking more and more likely, Ealy could possibly step in with solid production.

In Carolina, Ealy has the best case scenario. He does not have to come in and be the number one guy. He doesn't even need to be the number two guy. He can come in and learn from one of the best defensive line coaches in the game, Eric Washington. Washington has proven he can get production out of just about any defensive marginal talent given to him. I would expect big returns from a physical talent like Kony Ealy.

A realistic projection this season for Ealy would be as a situational pass rusher and in the rotation to spell Hardy and Johnson. While I would have preferred a starter in round 2, I really cannot fault Gettleman for looking to the future here and taking not only the best player available, but also a position of need.

Agree with your point in theory.

I don't know Ealy personally, so im not flaming or defending him. But just because Cam worked out well for us, doesnt mean that other players with "bad reputation labels" will. Maybe Ealy is a giant thug, or maybe he's a total stand up guy. Dont know. But one man overcoming bullshit labels doesn't prove that they all will.

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Agree with your point in theory.

I don't know Ealy personally, so im not flaming or defending him. But just because Cam worked out well for us, doesnt mean that other players with "bad reputation labels" will. Maybe Ealy is a giant thug, or maybe he's a total stand up guy. Dont know. But one man overcoming bullshit labels doesn't prove that they all will.

I get it but I am sure that this unknown source did not cause him to drop this far........I just do not know.

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Charles Johnson is better than Greg hardy

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people keep on spouting this poo, but they don't give any real answers for how we are going to address those needs, esp. OT.

 

company line: the answer is on the roster or gettleman knowz what he's doing, but what exactly is he doing to make a bad line better?

 

Chances are we will make due with what we have. We dont have much but we can make it work. Pretty much all the teams out there have one or more major problem. At this point I doubt you will find a quality OT to start but If you look at our team as a whole we are still in one of the better teams out there. 

 

Franchise QB - check, half the teams out there dont have a franchise QB

Elite Defense - check, only a handful of teams have an elite defense

 

We are at least 8-8 team just based on those 2 things. As long as our OL doesn't look like the giants OL then we should be good. 

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