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Why You Should Be Happy With Tolbert Signing

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lets just hope he doesn't attempt any of that backfield juking

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I think people are starting to come around... Myself included, I just had to step back and look at the bigger picture to see it.

Stewart is probably as good as gone after this season anyway, adding Tolbert at a cheap contract is a no brainer considering his ability, versatility and as insurance for when Stew leaves.

It was an excellent move to add Tolbert. Imagine what Chud can do with this guy...

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Rather of signed a recieving weapon. Still fugged if Smitty goes down.....as always. Need to be developing a future Smitty and LaFell nor Gettis appear to be that type of guy in training.

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I like this pick up a lot. He is a good powerful runner with good hands and will be a great player to have in the redzone. We relied too much on Newton's legs in the redzone last season, and I think that Tolbert will add some more versatility out of the backfield. Wether it comes from running up the middle or PA pass to him as FB.

As long as Chud utilizes him right, which I assume he will, this could be a massive addition our offense in terms of consistency. We won't be more explosive, but definitely more reliable.

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Rather of signed a recieving weapon. Still fugged if Smitty goes down.....as always. Need to be developing a future Smitty and LaFell nor Gettis appear to be that type of guy in training.

I wish for a shiny new WR too, so I cant argue your point, but I think we are going to take care of that next year. There wasnt a good opportunity for us to find a good future replacement this year, unless we trade up for Blackmon.

The good thing about Tolbert was that he is cheap! We can still afford a WR when the time comes.

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At this point, we have 6 receivers on the roster which includes Smith, LaFell, Gettis, Adams, Pilares, and Edwards. Add 2 tight ends and 3 running backs who all can catch the ball. How many spots do we have left and how many catches would they get?? At this point if Smith went down with a season ending injury it would hurt us, but how many teams wouldn't it hurt?? We are not built like Green Bay or New Orleans with primarily a passing attack which is why we don't have 8 receivers on the roster.

Who can we get who is cheap in free agency or who we can at round 3 or lower who is better than we have right now?? I am not saying you can't find them, I am asking who??? I have no problem drafting a guy but if they are likely to get cut or demoted to the practice squad only to get picked up by someone else, then it is essentially a wasted pick.

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At this point, we have 6 receivers on the roster which includes Smith, LaFell, Gettis, Adams, Pilares, and Edwards. Add 2 tight ends and 3 running backs who all can catch the ball. How many spots do we have left and how many catches would they get?? At this point if Smith went down with a season ending injury it would hurt us, but how many teams wouldn't it hurt?? We are not built like Green Bay or New Orleans with primarily a passing attack which is why we don't have 8 receivers on the roster.

Who can we get who is cheap in free agency or who we can at round 3 or lower who is better than we have right now?? I am not saying you can't find them, I am asking who??? I have no problem drafting a guy but if they are likely to get cut or demoted to the practice squad only to get picked up by someone else, then it is essentially a wasted pick.

yeah, we have a whole bunch of recieving options....if we lose any of them this offense won't skip a beat.

with one exception.

Steve Smith.

We don't need tons of WRs. We need a future Steve Smith. No, not a clone player but someone who can be a true #1 WR in a year or two. I don't give a poo about #2 and #3 WRs.

I am not unhappy w/ the Tolbert. It is a subtle tweak. What this team NEEDS to do is find Cam Newton's #1 WR who he is going to spend his career with. That guy should be developing with Cam NOW.

I like Tolbert. I see why we signed him. No offensive player is going to get me excited though until we start addressing the #1 WR.

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I am not unhappy w/ the Tolbert. It is a subtle tweak. What this team NEEDS to do is find Cam Newton's #1 WR who he is going to spend his career with. That guy should be developing with Cam NOW.

I like Tolbert. I see why we signed him. No offensive player is going to get me excited though until we start addressing the #1 WR.

I agree with this 100%. We do need a good, young receiver that is a legitimate #1 WR to pair with Cam. As great as Smitty is, he won't be here Cam's whole career and if he goes down, we will be fugged.

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yeah, we have a whole bunch of recieving options....if we lose any of them this offense won't skip a beat.

with one exception.

Steve Smith.

We don't need tons of WRs. We need a future Steve Smith. No, not a clone player but someone who can be a true #1 WR in a year or two. I don't give a poo about #2 and #3 WRs.

I am not unhappy w/ the Tolbert. It is a subtle tweak. What this team NEEDS to do is find Cam Newton's #1 WR who he is going to spend his career with. That guy should be developing with Cam NOW.

You don't replace Steve Smith, you replace his production. And you can't bring in one guy to do it unless you get real lucky or invest a top 10 pick. You struggle to invest a first or second rounder while Smith is still so productive and says he wants to play through 2015 or 2016. I think you see what happens this year with Gettis and LaFell and give Edwards and Pilares touches as receivers. You spent the majority of picks on the defense. Then next year you look to bring in depth and build for the future and look to replace Smith. Throwing a 4th or 5th rounder now won't likely get it done and there are too many holes elsewhere to use a high pick. Rome wasn't built in a day and the team won't be fixed overnight. This will take time and right now it not the time to worry about Smith. If he goes down suddenly I could be wrong but assuming that doesn't happen, we have much more pressing needs.

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90% of NFL offenses would sputter if they lost a Steve Smith. He is a top 10 wideout in the NFL. That said, our Offense is much more versatile than in years past so the hurt wouldn't be near as bad as in the past when he was the only passing option.

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i guess the obvious conclusion is that if we haven't picked smitty's "replacement" by now and that we have addressed other positions that must mean that we aren't interested in replacing him.

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I'm guessing they are waiting till a certain date to give him an extension. Perhaps to give cap relief for the coming season IE: Help keeping Stewart.

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