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I don't think it's so much a problem with the philosophy, it's more a problem with never making minor adjustments to the philosophy year-to-year.

I'm completely on board with 'build through the draft' but my only request with that is to take proven talent in free agency when it is there and still has value. Example = Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson.

I think that's what everyone's REAL problem is with the FO this offseason. And it's hard to just swallow that when you hear Hurney say Boldin didn't fit what we were doing and then he goes out and looks like Anquan Boldin still on MNF for a 'contender.'

I don't want big splashes in free agency, I just want smart ones and then continue to build through the draft.

DISCLAIMER: I know Boldin wasn't a free agent, neither is VJ, but they could (could've in Boldin's case) be had for a fair price.

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Here it is

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/12281/putting-carolinas-purge-into-perspective

Thje projected Panthers payroll for 2010 is less than .5 mill below '09. That essentually means that we distributed 20 mill in Peppers deal mostly to Delhomme.

The salary cap was 124 million but our payroll was much less at 112 million in 2009 which was 11th on the list. That dead salary cap of 29 million is totally irrelevant since there is no cap and that money was already paid in previous years. For 2010 it is projected at the same 112 million despite all the guaranteed money which puts us 17th on the list. So compared to other teams we did spend less this year than last and only have 60 million so far committed to next year. and if you take out Jake's guaranteed which they had no choice in, we would rank in the bottom five this year. Which if you look at the teams down there we would be in good company.

Here is a list so you can see how the money got distributed.

http://content.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/totalpayroll.aspx?year=2009

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-salaries.php

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IMO we do a solid job picking players in the draft. I would like to see us hang onto more picks, I mean do we really need to make a habit of giving up draft picks to move up and grab a player that would probably be available to us anyway? (i.e. AE).

I believe that Free Agency should be used to create competition at the position, and fill holes that you could not address in the draft. There is also value in bringing in a veteran to help develop your young guns. I think we miss that with Moose being gone. I do believe we have a good core that will be here for a long time.

Management has done a good job, but there is always room for improvement. I would suggest looking for those missing key components this next off-season. I don't see anything that would give us immediate impact in the free-agency market, nor do I think a trade scenario would be wise.

Go Panthers!

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I don't think it's so much a problem with the philosophy, it's more a problem with never making minor adjustments to the philosophy year-to-year.

I'm completely on board with 'build through the draft' but my only request with that is to take proven talent in free agency when it is there and still has value. Example = Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson.

I think that's what everyone's REAL problem is with the FO this offseason. And it's hard to just swallow that when you hear Hurney say Boldin didn't fit what we were doing and then he goes out and looks like Anquan Boldin still on MNF for a 'contender.'

I don't want big splashes in free agency, I just want smart ones and then continue to build through the draft.

DISCLAIMER: I know Boldin wasn't a free agent, neither is VJ, but they could (could've in Boldin's case) be had for a fair price.

I agree with this post. Like I said in other thread when you have had all preseason too see a position that was a weakness and with one tweek could be a value for more then one part of your team you should try too fill it. With so many quality #2 wr out their and the lack of you have on your roster why not use FA too fill it? Good #2 wr helps a young QB, helps other young WR, Helps the running game and Passing game. Helps the young DEf every thing we have on this team right now.

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The salary cap was 124 million but our payroll was much less at 112 million in 2009 which was 11th on the list. That dead salary cap of 29 million is totally irrelevant since there is no cap and that money was already paid in previous years. For 2010 it is projected at the same 112 million despite all the guaranteed money which puts us 17th on the list. So compared to other teams we did spend less this year than last and only have 60 million so far committed to next year. and if you take out Jake's guaranteed which they had no choice in, we would rank in the bottom five this year. Which if you look at the teams down there we would be in good company.

Here is a list so you can see how the money got distributed.

http://content.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/totalpayroll.aspx?year=2009

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-salaries.php

Yes, but you can't say that that number is irrelevant because the Panthers came out very early and said that even though there wasn't a cap this year they were going to still operate as if there was one. Other teams like the Pats, Steelers, Eagles, Cardinals all came out and said, and done, the same thing this organization did.

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f what you are saying is true then the emphasis is going to be more on proving one philosophy of team building is right rather than doig whatever it takes to make the team better, even if it means deviating from their original course.

thats a dangerous way to run a business that doesn't allow for much in the way of growth or staying competitive. when your main goal is to stick to your guns and prove your point, you re going to be fighting against the flow unnecessarily.

i am really not a plan of this philosophy at all. you have to give yourself the freedom to deviate from your plan when needed (and it will be needed) or useful (and it will be useful).

on a side note it makes me wonder how long it takes them to give clausen the job. for a long time it seemed that they wanted to prove that they could be a competitive game without drafting a QB early. this year they did indeed deviate from that plan which shows that they are willing to veer of course slightly (still holding to that building through the draft rather than FA idea).

I don't buy that team leadership would do anything just for the sake of proving themselves right.

They really believe this is the right way to build a perennial contender. And yeah, there's evidence to support it.

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The salary cap was 124 million but our payroll was much less at 112 million in 2009 which was 11th on the list. That dead salary cap of 29 million is totally irrelevant since there is no cap and that money was already paid in previous years. For 2010 it is projected at the same 112 million despite all the guaranteed money which puts us 17th on the list. So compared to other teams we did spend less this year than last and only have 60 million so far committed to next year. and if you take out Jake's guaranteed which they had no choice in, we would rank in the bottom five this year. Which if you look at the teams down there we would be in good company.

Here is a list so you can see how the money got distributed.

http://content.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/totalpayroll.aspx?year=2009

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-salaries.php

I've already seen both of those but you are 100% incorrect when you say that the dead money is irrelevant and has all been paid in previous years. It's payroll = all paid this year. Not salary cap hit from excelerated signng bonus hits. Better than half was guarantees such as Jake's. Add that to the fact that Jerry and other owners have stated they will operate within a budget just like there was a salary cap and it shows why we aren't charging out to throw money at big names. The money isn't there. Some owners are trying to buy a Lombardi and put a higher payroll limit than Jerry.

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don't have a problem with the panthers philsophy(just the execution of it) when was the last time the steelers signed a big name free agent from another team? they compete at the highest level on a regular basis even tho they've changed several coaches and front office people over the years. they draft players who fit their system & sign middle market free agents to fill needs.they went from contenders to champions once the found a true franchise qb(something that will hold the panthers back until they find one)

For this philosophy to work, you have to be very good at drafting. Very good.

So are the Panthers there yet?

As I recall, the figure was that something like 35 or 38 members of the team's 53 man roster this season were draftees. That's pretty good. Steeler good? Jury's still out, but it's decent.

They're better with Don Gregory than they were with Tony Softli. Of that much I feel certain.

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Still wating on player to produce is that a part of this process too?

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I don't buy that team leadership would do anything just for the sake of proving themselves right.

They really believe this is the right way to build a perennial contender. And yeah, there's evidence to support it.

i see that. he proble that i have with it is getting so fixated on it that philosophy and so determined to stick with it that you could very well miss out on some key cogs that can help you reach your goals of creating a perennial winning team.

I never believe that just one exact way is the only way. i look at broad strokes giving yourself some freedom to move within the lines.

i just don't think staying hard core on their path will get them to their desired goals. at least they are making things a little more unnecessarily complicated than they need to be.

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