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Kentwan Balmer

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I think he'll do well being back home both at 4-3 DT and in NC.

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I think he'll do well being back home both at 4-3 DT and in NC.

with what we have seen from the interior dline thus far its hard not to get excited about changes being made. he could easily prove invaluable from the jump imo

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glad he's using the greats as motivation.. gotta start somewhere.

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Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I feel like he will be okay here. You can't teach size, which he has, and it's kind of unfair to judge a player that has been playing out of position since he's been in the league. At 24 years old, back in his home state, and playing for a defensive mind like Rivera, I think Balmer was a great pick up. It's a very low-risk acquisition, IMO. It's hard as a State fan, but I'm pulling for him bigtime. Thursday's game should give him a good look since the first teamers for Pittsburgh should be out by the 2nd series.

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Originally Posted by CardiacCats

he won't do anything just like our other dt's, he shouldn't even be on an nfl roster. luckily the panthers 2011 defensive line might be the worst in nfl history ]

Can not be any worse than last year. I think DE will be better than last year provided CJ continues to do well and Hardy can continue to improve on his fairly impressive rookie season. CJ and Hardy have the potential to be the best starting DE's we have had in a while. To me, CJ is Rucker-like with a higher ceiling and Hardy is Peppers-like with a lower ceiling. Everrette Brown and Norwood are not the stud 3rd DE like Al Wallace was in the past. Hopefully Norwood will continue to grow as a pass rusher. Unfortunately, I don't think Brown will ever be a consistent player.

I think McClain and Fua will get better but it will take time. Most DT's outside of Suh aren't superstars their rookie seasons. Hopefully we get some veteran leadership and production there. Losing Ron Edwards sucks. I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't draft CB 1st and DT 2nd next year.

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Derek Landri seemed better than what we have now, but they let him go. He wasn't great, but was serviceable.

I never did understand why they cut him and kept less capible players.

I hope Rivea can turn poop into choclate ice cream with this lates project at DT.

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No better than what we already have.

damn, i hope ron rivera has your insight

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Per twitter.

@carolinagrowl Breaking News: The Panthers have released DT Kentwan Balmer without even having him play a game. Interesting.

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