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#1 panthers1789

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:12 PM

With Trgo getting resigned and Peppers gone?
I say 25th.

#2 Urrymonster

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:13 PM

No idea at this point. Once we see the outcome of the Peppers scenario we might have a better idea.

If we effectively stay pat with both scheme and only sign rotational guys I can see us carrying on the trend of the end of the season. So that would be in the bottom quarter at best.

#3 stankowalski

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:15 PM

Really much too early to speculate on that. We've got to see who we've got coming in, how we look in preseason,etc.

Besides I would have thought that with Peppers' lazy ass gone, you'd predict a higher ranking.

#4 panthers1789

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

Really much too early to speculate on that. We've got to see who we've got coming in, how we look in preseason,etc.

Besides I would have thought that with Peppers' lazy ass gone, you'd predict a higher ranking.


The other DE's are even lazyer.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:21 PM

Ah christ, we're in trouble then...I'm going to go with 32nd.

#6 Fiz

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:24 PM

middle of the pack

#7 carpanfan96

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:25 PM

same as the last two seasons in the 16 - 18th area maybe a little worse and in the 19 to 22 range.

#8 joemac

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:29 PM

1st!

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:40 PM

Hmm... Let's look at the defense. Beason has another year in, Godfrey isn't a rookie, Connor instead of Diggs, more depth at DT (count on it), some sort of replacement for Peppers (nothing special but someone reliable), Gamble, Marshall, and a new nickel.

Playing more ball control than ever before, with two solid running backs and an outstanding line. I think Davidson will slow down with the long passes and do more ball control. Time of possession is a good thing, it keeps the other offense off the field.

Opponents include New England, Giants, Eagles, and Arizona. We also have Atlanta and New Orleans twice. On the other hand, we get Buffalo, Washington, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay twice. Dallas and Miami aren't anything special either.

I think we'll end up around 12-13, maybe a little higher.

#10 Frash Brastard

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:44 PM

Blackjack.

...21...

#11 Kevin Greene

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:55 PM

16th, a few great players with a poor scheme not utilizing their skills.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

Connor instead of Diggs


conner would be out of position at OLB.

besides, it's not like Diggs is holding us back or anything. He's a fine player.

#13 TheJza

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:00 PM

conner would be out of position at OLB.

besides, it's not like Diggs is holding us back or anything. He's a fine player.


To be fair, most thought Beason was going to be out of position at MLB. We'll have to see what happens. Connor is very athletic and smarter than most. I can see him simply being in the right place at the right time, regardless of his presumed skill set.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:01 PM

To be fair, most thought Beason was going to be out of position at MLB.


what?

unless im remembering wrong (which i never do) he was drafted as a hybrid M/OLB who would play outside if Dan Morgan stayed healthy, but was better suited for the middle and was a good insurance policy.

don't you remember all the "move morgan outside" threads after we drafted beason?

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:11 PM

Doesn't matter if he's inside or outside, he's a gamer and will be better than Diggs.

How about this for an exercise--name all the teams that will have a better defense than we will.

Steelers, Ravens, Eagles, Giants, Vikings, Titans for sure. Redskins and Patriots probably. MAYBE the Bears and Jaguars bounce back. There's a big group of teams in the middle tier, of which the Panthers are a part. We could seriously finish anywhere from 10th to 20th, and statistically, a lot will depend on how much time we control the ball.


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