If that were a one year trend, and Fox didn't have such a clear offensive philosophy, I might agree. But Fox has been absolute since day one that his preference is to be a run first team, and now we have the backs and line to be dominant at running the ball. So I don't see any way Fox will suddenly shift his way of thinking just to bring in another elite receiver...especially with a young and unproven, albeit promising QB at the reigns.
This team has been crafted to run, and I don't see that changing any time soon. If anything, I would actually expect the passing numbers to go down this year, particularly for the first part of the season to try and ease Moore's transition to being the starter...as well as reduce the risk generally associated with young QB's.
well, that one sentence is the absolute truth.. if we may use the past as a very solid reference.. has he drafted 1 solid receiver who has stepped up more than 1 year?
I truthfully do not expect Fox to draft a WR that will make any impact at all this year.. I hope that a WR is drafted and succeeds in the slot.. however, I do not expect us to bring in a really solid #2 through the draft this year that takes pressure off Smitty..
I'm willing to bet no receiver drafted pulls in more than 850 yards...
and I'm fairly certain no FA brought in will fill in that void.. I'm hoping to hear a splash, but am not expecting it... at all.
I have always been optimistic about the Panthers.. but the track record for Fox and Co is going on 8 years without a solid WR drafted..
that's a long f**king time... only for ONE receiver.. ONE... not 2.. ONE.. in 8 years..
Edited by bleys, 09 April 2010 - 12:21 AM.