Think we can get Palmer for a pick swap and our fourth. Not sure if it's likely but they think it COULD happen.
Coaching staff is smarter, better prepared. The Panthers are much happier with these guys already.
Problem with Armanti Edwards is that he got ZERO help from coaching staff or anyone last year. He got no help and hung him out to dry because Fox did NOT want him. He is NOT scared. Just zero help. Armanti will HAVE to show improvement this year but he'll get help in that area. Was JR the reason Armanti was drafted? Source says no comment.
Both the Panthers and scouts from other teams also believe that Jimmy Clausen is better than all but 2 of the quarterbacks in this draft: Newton and Gabbert. Better than Locker, Mallet, Ponder, etc. They think that Clausen is the guy that can win and that he got very little help/training from the staff last year. He is in there every day trying to get better, studying the position, even now (when he's in Charlotte). Source says Clausen is one of the toughest players on the team and claims he didn't complain once. Says his arm is as strong as Hasselbeck/Brady's. Supposedly they firmly and completely believe they can win with Jimmy Clausen.
I've thought the Panthers felt this way all along and it's why I don't think they go quarterback.
Also, credit goes to drnll4 for pointing this out.
edit: added palmer part, what Mr. Scot pointed out.
Edited by mav1234, 02 March 2011 - 07:21 PM.