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OLB is probably our single biggest need, I don't are if we spend a top 5 pick on filling that hole.

I think you mean DT, OT, WR, or CB.

I respect your opinion, but OLB is not anywhere close to our biggest need. Also, you were pretty firmly entrenched in the "don't draft Cam" camp, so let's just do the opposite of what you say from here on out when it comes to the draft.

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I think you mean DT, OT, WR, or CB.

I respect your opinion, but OLB is not anywhere close to our biggest need. Also, you were pretty firmly entrenched in the "don't draft Cam" camp, so let's just do the opposite of what you say from here on out when it comes to the draft.

;)

Yeah OLB is a need, but we need should address other issues first.

With Anderson and Beason starting next year, we could plug an average player in (like Phillips), maybe even TD, and still be effective. Hell, we went to a SB with Greg Favors starting.

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I think you mean DT, OT, WR, or CB.

I respect your opinion, but OLB is not anywhere close to our biggest need. Also, you were pretty firmly entrenched in the "don't draft Cam" camp, so let's just do the opposite of what you say from here on out when it comes to the draft.

;)

We have three starting quality CB's and Hogan remains an unknown.

Just drafted two DT's last season and it's a very weak DT class.

Panthers seem content with WR and we get Gettis back. Not to mention our offense is top 5 while our defense sucks balls.

OLB- TD can't stay on the field, no one else is stepping up and there are several good prospects that could solidify the position and the D as a whole.

OLB is our single biggest need, IMO.

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Damn you guys are cold. If davis wants to come back with a reduced contract then there is no reason we shouldn't bring him back. all he wants to do is play for us, who the hell actually wants to do that? not many in recent years. I welcome his enthusiasm and hope he comes back stronger than ever... even if i don't particularly believe he will...

which is why we need to look into LB in either the draft or Free Agency. Beason's injury is more serious than a lot of you think, there is a very good chance he comes back less than he was before. Davis being bitten by the injury bug recently shows that we need a solid secondary option to play LB in the event he goes down again. I'm not saying take LB with our first round pick, but we should sure as hell take a good hard look at everyone from 2 and on.

First round we go BPA in the DT, OT, WR, and CB department (in that order with WR and CB being interchangeable)

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I'm telling yall, especially with Cam now in place as our FQB, offensive tackle needs to be the #1 priority this draft. Big time players available.

Gross isn't getting any younger and now relies solely on his experience and technique against younger more athletic bookends, and who fuging knows with Otah.

It amazes me that many of you don't see this.

Ah. So we are supposed to invest a 1st overall pick for an OT who might be taking over Gross' 4 place 4 or 5 years from now.

Oh. OH. You're talking about Otah?! Ahhh...this again..

Sigh.

Some of just aren't going to get it until you see it happen. Even then, you'll probably get angry at the FO for "ignoring" the OT position.

Alright. Lemme give you a little glimpse of the future.

This guy...Is him. The FO hasn't shut up about him. The coaches love him. His play warrants their praise.

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I know. I know. You are probably devastated right now. The future is always tough to visit. Never turns out like you think it will. But sadly, it's true. Our FO will forsake the supah awsum opportunity to have Ryan Kalil's BROTHER ON OUR TEAM (GASP!) to address other positions that need it. It's a shame. I mean it'd be such a sexy pick. Huge name guy. SO COOL. But unfortunately, you just can't waste first round picks on PR moves.

Nah. No way. It's Ryan Kalil's brother folks! What do you not get about that! NO WAY we pass that up. I mean, pfft, undrafted rookie! That isn't any FUN at all. If Hurney blows this to keep some loser nobody cares about on the team, he should be fired.

:rolleyes:

You can get anrgy if you like. But I hope Kalil does fall to us come April just you can see how little the FO cares about the future of out RT's at this moment in time. I just don't want their to be any excuses for why we "ignored" the "gaping hole" at Tackle.

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We have three starting quality CB's and Hogan remains an unknown.

Just drafted two DT's last season and it's a very weak DT class.

Panthers seem content with WR and we get Gettis back. Not to mention our offense is top 5 while our defense sucks balls.

OLB- TD can't stay on the field, no one else is stepping up and there are several good prospects that could solidify the position and the D as a whole.

OLB is our single biggest need, IMO.

I pretty much agree with you on your assessment of the team, spot on, but if we bring davis back, we will probably go after a different position in round 1. I think we consider OT if available, as well as WR if justin blackmon is around... God I would love for him to be a panther...

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Trade down if possible, pick up BPA in from DT or CB.

I don't see O-line as a huge need.

We need a game changer DT or NT. We need our next Kris Jenkins.

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Sounds like he's willing to work for free, Hurney would be a complete Dumbass to keep him on his current contract.

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Biggest needs on this team, in order:

DT

OLB

Secondary.

I could see us taking one of the elite WR prospects in the first, but not beyond that. No use in adding "just another guy" to a group of them.

FS could certainly use an upgrade, with Sherrod playing extraordinarily average this year, and a stud CB would certainly be nice. Guys opposite Gamble are solid, but give no reason to think they will ever transform into anything special.

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I pretty much agree with you on your assessment of the team, spot on, but if we bring davis back, we will probably go after a different position in round 1. I think we consider OT if available, as well as WR if justin blackmon is around... God I would love for him to be a panther...

The thought of Blackmon with Smith is just awesome and I have no issues with replacing Gross at LT and moving him to RT, but I don't see it happening with how bad our D is.

Not that I like it, but I could even see the

Bringing in Coples if he's on the board. With as little as we use him I wouldn't be opposed to trading DLo and getting back into the first to snag two top talents, though that's highly doubtful for several reasons.

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It will depend on where we pick and who is available. I agree that we should be ok along the DL, if Edwards comes back healthy.

But there are a couple of things the front office will need to think about.

1. Even if Beason and Gettis (and even Davis) recover fully from their surgeries, they might need a full season of play to return to their former level. So we might need to bring in some temporary help if we want to compete next year. But they might decide to get more permanent help, especially at olb thru the draft.

My guess is that if we can find a player we really like (and think might make an immediate impact), it could be a DT, Linebacker, CB, or OT, or even a WR (because Steve Smith is getting older as well). And we might pick up players at other positions later in the draft. We could easily get a good OT or CB in the second round.

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OLB is probably our single biggest need, I don't are if we spend a top 5 pick on filling that hole.

See, now that's just crazy. We need one, sure, but OLB is far from an impact position in a 4-3 defense and passing over better overall players to fill a need at a lesser position is just crazy.

I'd be all for Zach Brown in the 10-15 range, but no higher. He's not even THAT good of a prospect; a 20-ish range linebacker; I don't ever see him being an elite player in the NFL. Good, yes, but not great. I'd just assume sign a solid veteran free agent as insurance for Davis and take the BPA between WR, DT, OT, and if need be CB, though I think we're alright there personally.

Honestly, I don't like Brown that much more than most of the currently projected 2nd round prospects at OLB.

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Byron Bell? Do you watch Panthers games?

Jordan Gross is 32 years old. I doubt a VHT OT would replace him at LT in 4 or 5 years. Probably 1 year at most, allowing Gross back over to the RT.

Oh. OH. You're talking about Otah?! Ahhh...this again..

Sigh.

Some of just aren't going to get it until you see it happen. Even then, you'll probably get angry at the FO for "ignoring" the OT position.

Alright. Lemme give you a little glimpse of the future.

I don't get what your point is here, but if anyone is "ignoring" the OT situation it's you. Otah is the biggest ? on the team and this guy, sadly, appears he doesn't have the body/conditioning/luck to play in the NFL.

And I could care less if Ryan is Matt's little bro. He could be Mike Vick's bro for all I care but the guy is arguably the best OT in NCAA and has pro coaching, facilities, and blood lines to succeed at the next level.

Again, I realize that a lot of fans want a sexy pick but OT is clearly the biggest need IN THE DRAFT. No need to pass up on one of these players just to draft a OLB or DT that doesn't warrant a top 10 pick.

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Trade down if possible, pick up BPA in from DT or CB.

I don't see O-line as a huge need.

We need a game changer DT or NT. We need our next Kris Jenkins.

I think we have him in McClain personally.

DT's just don't produce their first year, not sure why this is so hard to accept. I think we'll be ok at DT going into next season.

I don't have CB as a need either considering the play of our top three guys and the prospect we have in Hogan.

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I been going through a long process of who the Panthers will look at or should take for the draft. Usually I am right most of the time, but this year is kind of tricky due to the fact our defense sucks.There is no sure prospect in this draft that says to me, if we get this guy he will have a instant impact on D. The only guy does is Burfict.

I looked back at Ron Rivera press conference on the bye week this week. He was mostly talking about the rookie wall for guys like sione fua and others. In that press conference he said Fua is our future and he want to protect him and other rookies like mclain and Brandon Hogan. So it got me thinking we wont address the defensive line this year, because he want to see if those guys can developed.Also thinking we will have a solid rotation when Ron edwards return. So if i have to bet me whole college refund check on the 2012 draft, it will be on a LB or OT. But I see LB as the biggest need. If we are in place and a good OT is on Board like Matt kalil or Johnthan Martin we will take them, if not we will go LB.

So our best hope is to pray that Martin comes out because Kalil goes in the top 5. If we are picking in the 6-12 range, what i see planning out more likely we could get Martin or we could get a stud LB like Burfict. If those guys are gone we could probably trade out or go best player like maybe a CB or WR.

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