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#1 chknwing

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:04 AM

If Steve Smith decides to give it another go and not demand a trade. Who would be excited about Ghettis and Green on the outside with Smith in the slot, and with a new OC, maybe alot of 4wr sets with Green, Ghettis, Smith, and Lafell as well as, get this, throwing to the TE. I dont see a defense stacking the box with that, opening the door for our rb's. Most of this would hinge on fixing the oline of course. Thoughts?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:07 AM

I like our WR core as it is now, and I would love it with Green, but who the hell is throwing them the ball?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:13 AM

i like picking WRs with the first pick less than i like picking QBs with the first pick.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

i like picking WRs with the first pick less than i like picking QBs with the first pick.


u have to pick someone, AJ is the next closest thing to a sure bet now that luck is out.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

I will throw a football through my TV and Burn all of my Panthers stuff. WR #1 Overall is the absolute WORST draft pick a team can make. WR's are important but this defense esp on the line needs help, we need a QB etc.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:21 AM

u have to pick someone, AJ is the next closest thing to a sure bet now that luck is out.


Bull poo! Put down the damn madden controller and learn about real football. Like Ray Lewis says 'Real football, not fantasy football'. you NEVER take a WR there unless you like being the Detroit Lions.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:25 AM

u have to pick someone, AJ is the next closest thing to a sure bet now that luck is out.


I couldn't disagree more with this statement.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

Bull poo! Put down the damn madden controller and learn about real football. Like Ray Lewis says 'Real football, not fantasy football'. you NEVER take a WR there unless you like being the Detroit Lions.


heh go look, we are the detroit lines.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

I like picking Green #1

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

i like picking WRs with the first pick less than i like picking QBs with the first pick.


That was not the question. If we pick AJ Green in the draft, then JR is making a commitment to offense. Who cares about SS? AJ would be the #1 WR. Smith has said he'd like to move to the slot (#3) WR. Lafell and Gettis could round out the field. In a new, more aggressive system, we could drop a star RB (big contract) and add a star WR (rookie contract). It would also benefit our QBs.

If we adapt a West coast-ish philosphy, we will pass more than run--pass to set up the run. Why is that significant? Because the blocking priorities are different, the play-action is different, and there are more recieving options. Our system is not QB friendly. It puts the QB in must-pass situtations when the running game gets stuffed. Sure, when we are gashing the opponent it makes passing easier, but why pass when you are gashing the opponent. Passing should be attacking and proactive, not reactive.

Beleive it or not, Clausen would thrive in such a system.

Here is what I would do:

Hire Clements, the QB coach at Green Bay, as the offensive coordinator. He has done a great job with Rodgers, but if you to know how good he really is, watch the tape on Flynn from several days ago. Awesome. He could take average and busting QBs and make them good. He knows how to get the most out of QBs with limitations-he was one.

Next, consider Musgrave as the head coach. The same guy who walked out on Seifert in 2000. His system would be laden with West-coast principles.

If we open things up like JR said, we will need one less superstar RB and one more superstar WR. If Smith stays, he will do well in the slot. If he leaves, we still have an AWESOME group of big, fast WRs.