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Connor Vs. Kuechly

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I'm torn over the Kuechly pick .. here's why:

Why would we let Dan Connor go to Dallas for the following contract:

[b]2 years - $6.5 million[/b]

[b]Break Down: $2.7 million signing bonus - 2012 $800k - 2013 $3 million - 2014 free agent[/b]



And then use our first round pick to sign Kuechly for (approximately):

[b]$12 million (over 4 years) .. he will VERY likely earn a similar amount that Connor will earn next year with Dallas (including his signing bonus)[/b]

Here's my dilemma .. if Connor was an above average player .. and was familiar with our system .. and has proven he can play at this level .. why spend more/same on an unproven player?

We could have re-signed Connor and used our first pick on a CB, DT, WR, etc.

Maybe I'm naive .. but I just don't understand how teams let good players go in free agency and then replace them with someone who[i] might[/i] be better. Especially with the 9th pick in the draft!!

I'm I the only one who feels this way? My point is .. we already had this guy on our roster (Connor) .. so why waste the draft pick?

(I've rushed putting this post together .. I hope it makes sense)

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Besides their skin color, Connor is nothing compared to Kuechly.

We didn't lose Connor, we threw him away.
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It makes me feel like we're treading water at this position

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Apples vs Oranges

Mustang vs Ferrari

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It's really simple. Kuechly > Connor

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if you have to ask, you will never know. riddle me this: how many seasons has dan been healthy for? We already have 2 other injured LBr's and you want to rely on a 3rd? That's just the minimals.

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Conner probably wanted somewhere to start, FOR SURE. I also don't believe he can play on outside, where this guy can, so he's more versatile. I don't think they liked what they saw out of Conner, he had almost a whole season to show what he has and while I think he played OK, I expected more out of him (granted our defense was bad all around).

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[quote name='megadeth078' timestamp='1335539530' post='1750697']
Besides their skin color, Connor is nothing compared to Kuechly.
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You may be right .. BUT .. you may also be wrong

Don't forget .. Connor was two-time all American .. set Penn State's record in tackles .. and won the Chuck Bednarik Award

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Maybe the team didn't see Connor as above average. I certainly didn't.

You say they are treading water at the position but how would throwing a way one ok guy and not replacing him be better?

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Greater speed and coverage ability
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[quote name='xtheronx' timestamp='1335539673' post='1750712']
You may be right .. BUT .. you may also be wrong

Don't forget .. Connor was two-time all American .. set Penn State's record in tackles .. and won the Chuck Bednarik Award
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I don't care what he is. He is slow, unathletic, awful in coverage, and completely worthless in our system.

If we still had John Fox, we would have probably held onto him. Rivera knows poo when he sees it.

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I completely understand the argument. How can we just drop a white ILB and replace him with another white ILB for similar money? Does seem like treading water.........

(sarcasm)

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