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#11 The Huddler

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:41 PM

WE ARE NOT DRAFTING KALIL EVEN IF HES AVAILABLE. Some of you want him purely because of his last name. Get over it

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:51 PM

If Kalil is available, there's no way we shouldn't draft him. His last name bumps his value to our team *a little*, but you'd think his value to our team would be a little more than others too because (assuming they have a good relationship) it would help the chemistry of the O-line (probably the most important single group in the game to have good chemistry) and also help with resigning the both of them. They might be more willing to take a little less pay to stay together and be less tempted to leave in free agency with the two of them together. His value to the Panthers goes beyond the simple value of a potential elite LT. With Gross getting up there in age, and his play seeming to decline the past couple years (at least in my opinion) we could extend Gross's career a little by putting him on the right side where a quick step is less vital and have Cam's blind side protected for the next decade+.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:03 PM

I don't really like my brother so the chemistry thing isn't that relevant, they might even get into more arguments who knows, his name shouldn't affect if we draft him or not

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

WE ARE NOT DRAFTING KALIL EVEN IF HES AVAILABLE. Some of you want him purely because of his last name. Get over it


That's a stupid a post as I've read on here, and that's saying something with the likes of TRD, KT, PFFL, etc.

His last name has nothing to do with it for me, but pedigree does carry weight with a lot of scouts-> See Pouncey.

However, Matt is the unquestioned top OT in the draft, the type who protect your QB's blindside for 10+ years. He's a sure top 3 pick unless trades for QB's get crazy.

He'd be BPA damn near regardless of where we pick.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

I don't really like my brother so the chemistry thing isn't that relevant, they might even get into more arguments who knows, his name shouldn't affect if we draft him or not


lol I don't think the fact that YOU don't like YOUR brother makes bloodline ties on the Panthers O-line irrelevant...

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:42 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if we finished 2-1 to close the year. I think we match up well against the Texans with all their injuries, and the Bucs are in a tailspin. Also, depending on what they are playing for, the Saints very well might rest their starters. I see us drafting no higher than 5th, which removes Kalil from the arguement. A lot can change between now and April, but I'd imagine we'd have to look at CB, WR, OT, or LB in the 1st. Unless we have the chance to trade down, I almost fully believe we'll take BPA at this point. That means Blackmon, Claiborne, Kalil, and Coples are fair game in my opinion.

Edited by Carolinaguy88, 16 December 2011 - 11:50 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:13 AM

We don't match up with the Texans run game very well and they do boast the #1 D right now. I think we beat Tampa at home and finish 5-11.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:52 AM

lol I don't think the fact that YOU don't like YOUR brother makes bloodline ties on the Panthers O-line irrelevant...


Lol im just trying to say that just because there brothers doesn't mean there gonna read each others minds and cam will never get sacked. The brother thing shouldn't mean anything

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:03 AM

Lol im just trying to say that just because there brothers doesn't mean there gonna read each others minds and cam will never get sacked. The brother thing shouldn't mean anything


I don't recall anyone ever suggesting any such thing. And whether you want to admit it or not, the brother connection does mean something. If there happens to be bad blood between them I'm sure that will be made known to decision makers and it will be taken into consideration.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:04 AM

We don't match up with the Texans run game very well and they do boast the #1 D right now. I think we beat Tampa at home and finish 5-11.


Earlier this season I would fully agree with you, but our D against the run has looked way better with the combo of Shirley, Neblett and Kearse, along with Senn's play at OLB. Houston is actually my second favorite team to watch, and their defense is nothing to be joked about. Their front seven boast a lot of talent, including rookies Brooks Reed and JJ Watt. Conor Barwin has come on very strong after losing Mario Williams, and their secondary finally plays at an NFL level with Jackson and Joseph. You also can't forget about Cushing and Ryans either, both of whom are solid MLB's. Houston very well might have the best set of pass rushers we've seen since Indy with Mathis and Freeny, but with all that said, I like our chances. I actually believe we will make things tough for Foster running the ball, forcing Houston to use him in screens and protections. Foster is still very solid in those situations, but without having Andre Johnson or Matt Schaub on the field, we don't have to worry quite as much about the deep pass. Don't overcommit to the pass rush and ALWAYS keep a spy on Foster. The Texans will have to find Owen Daniels to have success, he seems to be Yates go to guy when he's in trouble. With all this being said, I think we sqeak out a victory over the Texans. If nothing else, it's a gut feeling.