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Armanti Edwards is on the roster because David Gettis is on the PUP. Simple as that. The Panthers have been carrying 6 WRs on the roster for many years and the numbers game is why he's still here.

Smith & LaFell are your starters

Murphy is the #3

Pilares and Adams are KO and punt returners and are also #4 and #5

Edwards is in at #6 and while he made the 53-man roster, he likely won't dress for the gameday 45-man roster for a majority of the games..

what happens when Gettis comes back? Somebody is going away...

it won't be a WR.

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The Armanti project also made a lot more sense when the plan was to have an unathletic QB....

Now all those gadget plays with him behind C are pointless.

I thought Person made a good point...why not keep the better ST player when looking at the #5 WR spot considering that is what they will do? That wasn't AE.....

Would not be surprised to see AE returning punts early this season. Adams put an awful lot of balls on the turf and probably is not in the staff's good graces right now.

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Armanti Edwards is on the roster because David Gettis is on the PUP. Simple as that. The Panthers have been carrying 6 WRs on the roster for many years and the numbers game is why he's still here.

Pilares would be the most at-risk of that group and I don't see him getting cut, so I agree they would have to keep 7 WRs but it's doable.

Compared to the end of yr 1 under Rivera we're currently heavy on LB's (7 vs 6) and OL (9 vs 8) and light on D-Linemen (8 vs 9). We also had two kickers at the end of last year, and Kunalic took Jason Phillips' roster spot so let's say we're on schedule at LB.

O-Line is a possible casualty (Jeff Byers being an obvious candidate since Hangartner is a reasonable starting center), and while we're carrying 9 DB's as we did last season, we're at 5 S and 4 CB vs the opposite last year. Colin Jones could be cut if he doesn't impress or DJ Campbell could be shuffled to the practice squad if they want to risk it.

Neblett is also not currently counting toward the final roster and he'll be added before Gettis, and this is all assuming we keep Neblett, Gettis gets in shape, and all WR's stay healthy.

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After Joe Adams muffed that punt I suddenly missed Armanti's reliability fielding a ball. He didn't make a single mistake fielding punts last season, and only fair caught the ball 9 times so he was under some pressure for most of those punts. Didn't do anything great with them, granted, but with our offense which would you prefer? A high risk, high reward guy like Adams or someone who will never lose a posession for us?

He was able to make the jump from lost to reliable in one season. No reason to doubt he can make the jump from reliable to effective this season.

Best I can remember, Edwards wasn't that good at fielding the ball at first. Took him a while to get comfortable with it. Hopefully, Adams calms down and gets better at it, because he seems to be explosive if he can hang on to it.

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Armanti Edwards is on the roster because David Gettis is on the PUP. Simple as that. The Panthers have been carrying 6 WRs on the roster for many years and the numbers game is why he's still here.

Smith & LaFell are your starters

Murphy is the #3

Pilares and Adams are KO and punt returners and are also #4 and #5

Edwards is in at #6 and while he made the 53-man roster, he likely won't dress for the gameday 45-man roster for a majority of the games..

what happens when Gettis comes back? Somebody is going away...

Assuming no one gets injured between now and then, and assuming Gettis can come back this year.

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I don't know what it is about AE that makes posters go full retard with logical fallacies.

  • AE was drafted in the 3rd round at the costs of a future 2nd.
    Since when did draft position have any effect on the player's ability to produce on the field? Does their draft position dictate whether or not they will be a good player? Did AE make the price and force the Panthers to pay it? This needs to be let go. New England iirc was interested in AE which prompted Carolina to trade up for him.
  • He hasn't had a catch in his first two NFL seasons
    His first NFL season was with John Fox who clearly did not care for the pick, and even went on record saying that "it didn't look good" in regards to AE developing as a player. It's also come to light that Fox and Friends were causing rifts with the team while they left, as revealed by Smitty in a recent article. Oh, did I mention that he hadn't ran routes since HS? Yet he's supposed to come make an immediate impact on the football field? That's like expecting TheOracle or King Tarq to make an intelligent contribution to a thread. It's unrealistic and downright foolish.
  • He was a horrible return man and should be cut for it
    He was a QB throughout college. How many posters here expect Dernard Robinson to be a return monster when he's done QBing for Michigan? Anybody? No? Then why was it expected of AE? Because of the draft cost that he had no control over?
  • Hurney is too proud to admit his mistakes
    Yes, because as mentioned already, cutting Jake, Mare, Norwood, Brown, Butler, Shelton, etc really shows that. Dwayne Jarrett doesn't seem to be here anymore either.
  • I'd keep going, but I'm probably just wasting my time. The people that have already made their decision that they know best aren't going to be swayed, but hopefully you'll at least entertain me :(

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I'm posting in a thread where Floppin actually called people morons for living in a fantasy world.

Huddleception.

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Incorrect.

BigCat does not decide if players are here. He is not Jerry Jones, thank god.

Hmmm......he pays the bills. If he wants something/someone...I bet they'll listen

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owners most def have a say in who they employ

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Hmmm......he pays the bills. If he wants something/someone...I bet they'll listen

Only if he wants to usurp the GM and Head Coach authority and cause bad relations between them.

Again, not the case. BigCat is not Jerry Jones.

The question is not COULD bigcat assert his ownership power to retain a player.

The question is WOULD bigcat assert his ownership power to retain a player.

The answer is no. Move on.

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Only if he wants to usurp the GM and Head Coach authority and cause bad relations between them.

Again, not the case. BigCat is not Jerry Jones.

The question is not COULD bigcat assert his ownership power to retain a player.

The question is WOULD bigcat assert his ownership power to retain a player.

The answer is no. Move on.

Sir Yes Sir!

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