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You guys seem to be missing the point and dragging it beyond. No one is arguing whether they made good cuts in funding but rather why not fund what needs it? No one is talking about big names either, it's the general philosophy the effectiveness of a vet vs. the unpredictable and unknown result of younger players.

-Paid peppers the $750,000 (or whatever) difference to make him stay.

-Sign Marshall or Boldin or Jackson etc. to strengthen the obvious weakness.

-Called that stud punt returner a day earlier (more laziness than money).

-Sign a proven and more effective DT

:rolleyes::shocked::ee::blush5:

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Richardson and Hurney went down a path that really once they started, there was no looking back. It also establidhed a pattern where they were not going to be able to back up or change horses in the middle of the stream without looking like they made a huge mistake by giving up many of their vets if they turned right around and signed a bunch of vets from other teams and overpaid for guys like Boltin. It is also based on Richardson's conviction that there will be a lockout and saving money is the paramount issue.

Whether we are better off or worse is germaine to us as fans but not the driving force behind the changes. And if Fox and Hurney turn this team into a winner, they should be a shoo-in for GM and coach of the year. What will be interesting to me is if once the CBA is signed, we revet back to business as usual and sign our core players to long term deals or continue to cut payroll and go on the cheap.

I am also taking a wait and see approach on whether we haven't taken a step back at several positions. We should be able to at least evaluate it somewhat at the bye week. Until them declaring things better or worse seems rather premature.

Agreed completely. I want to see if they keep this approach as well.

All talk is bullshit really until midseason no one will know how dumb or smart this route was for the Panther's.

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Would you rather have two number one receivers or two number 1 runningbacks, because I don't see many of these passing juggernauts with 2 stud RBs.

Not only this. But we also dont have a stud QB to throw to 2 #1 receivers. No offense to Matt or Jimmy, but they are no Tom, Drew or Peyton.

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:rolleyes::shocked::ee::blush5:

You think I don't remember a post on the last page?

I was just answering Dockery's question, it's opinion based really some people don't think another receiver or peppers staying would have really helped this team, I happen to be one of those that do.

I believe JR isn't signing contracts or signing anyone proven (a vet/$) because of the lockout, not becasue there was no one to sign that the panther's couldn't have benefited from. IMO.

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carolina huddle bases their opinions on anything by how good a player is in madden and how much they hear his name on cold pizza.

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running is better than passing and if you disagree you're a dumb gay baby.

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I was just answering Dockery's question, it's opinion based really some people don't think another receiver or peppers staying would have really helped this team, I happen to be one of those that do.

To your credit I think you came up with just a few quick examples. I don't know if you truly feel that JR should have done those things.

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To your credit I think you came up with just a few quick examples. I don't know if you truly feel that JR should have done those things.

Actually I do wish Fox called the punt/kickoff returner earlier...would have been nice.

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This thread is fuging useless.

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This thread is f**king useless.

and you get an award for the most useless post in this fuging useless thread.

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The reality is that the problem with our current strategy was too much too soon. Other than saving money, there was no other reason for all the cuts we made. For example saying that signing Boltin would be a mistake because he was 30 himself and soon over the hill ignores the fact that the guy he would be replacing was Moose who was 37. I don't know if Boltin would last another 5 years or if there were much better options out there who were cheaper, but we clearly could have signed a half dozen vets who would have given up more firepower this year and the next 3 or 4 without putting all our eggs in the basket we chose. We could have also kept a few of our proven veys while letting others like Peppers go.

There are other teams like Green Bay who are as youing as we are at this point and didn't resort to a wholesale dumping of vets like we did. Lets be real here, Going young was a euphemisn for going cheap, nothing more.

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The reality is that the problem with our current strategy was too much too soon. Other than saving money, there was no other reason for all the cuts we made. For example saying that signing Boltin would be a mistake because he was 30 himself and soon over the hill ignores the fact that the guy he would be replacing was Moose who was 37. I don't know if Boltin would last another 5 years or if there were much better options out there who were cheaper, but we clearly could have signed a hald dozen vets who would have given up more firepower this year and the next 3 or 4 without putting all our eggs in the basket we chose.

There are other teams like Green Bay who are as youing as we are at this point and didn't resort to a wholesale dumping of vets like we did. Lets be real here, Going young was a euphemisn for going cheap, nothing more.

So sayeth a self anointed expert.

Damn, for someone who has an opinion on everything....you sure are quick to tell everyone else how wrong they are and how right you are.

Your opinion is well documented....however, it is no more valid than anyone elses.

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