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#11 toldozer


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

No trade was going to make us better this year or next year. A trade would be unbelievably stupid. How about we keep what we got and hire someone that knows what hes doing and let him decide. I dont want rivera or beane making any decisions that effect this teams future. Anyone who does/did is an absolute FOOL!!!

#12 C47


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Question for you OP. Did you just start following the NFL? The NFL trade deadline is without a doubt the least active deadline in ALL of sports....

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Today we did absolutely nothing to make this team better. We sat on our hands a did nothing!!!

We had a legit chance to get rid of a second string RB that is costing us millions and in 61 attempts put up 210 yards. Poo Poo #'s!
Put your feelings aside, if that RB wasn't wearing #34 we would all be calling for his head. It's not what you have done its what you can do. And right now, he can't doing anything but disappoint every time he touches a football.

Maybe the rest of the NFL sees DWill for what he is.... Deadweight!

But if we had an opportunity for a fair trade we should have jumped all over it. Instead we did nothing

Just another disappointing day in the life of a panther fan

If DWill is such deadweight? Why would anyone trade for him? Sounds to me like you tried to make whine out of cheese. Sounds possible, probably not going to happen.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

#15 Dick the Butcher

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

you think an intramural head coach and an interim general manager should be handling multimillion dollar contracts?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

If NE gave a 4th for Taquib Alib's sorry butt, what do you think the Panthers turned down?

What if we find out the FO turned down a second rounder? What would be your reaction?

#17 toldozer


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Good. Let the NEW gm make calls on assets NOT Ron Rivera. No one needs to be doing a damn thing till a hire is made

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

I never thought there would be a deal unless some team just offered something ludicris which wasnt happening. From what I understood making a trade with the type of front loaded signing bonuses our players got would have resulted in the Panthers going over the cap now and having to cut other players or restructure other contracts. That was just not happening.

Getting rid of a player like D'Angelo, if its going to happen... would most likely occur at draft time.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I'm glad DeAngelo is still here. Getting rid of him would have been a huge mistake.

Historically, DWill has the second highest average per carry in history for a back with more than 1,500 carries. He's second to Jim Brown and one spot in front of Barry Sanders. He's not a deadweight running back.

His production fell only when we picked up a new offensive coordinator who was wedded to running the read-option offense. This type of offense tends to kill speed and power running backs due to the hand-off delay that causes them to lose rhythm in an effort to give a mobile quarterback an opening.

It worked great overall for padding Newton's stats, and got us to six wins. This year, well, you see the results. Has it been bad for our running backs in general beyond DWill? If you haven't noticed, Stewie isn't exactly setting the field on fire, either. And he's another first class running back. Tolbert? Ehhhh, not living up to expectations either.

Surely all three of these guys, who all have low mileage for their years of service, didn't all of a sudden drink a big old bottle of suck did they?

This is a two running back league nowadays. You keep rotating backs in an out, keeping one fresh and ready to bust through the defense, or you find one who's hot on that day. Running backs also get hurt, a lot. Just look around the league and you'll see it. You have to have basically two first tier guys or your team is dead in the water.

Trade DWill? Chances are you won't find another one as good in the next two years. And those draft picks you get might just get you, well, nothing.

Fixing this team won't be done by getting rid of Williams or Smith. It will start, however, with playing professional football and putting away the sandlot plays we've been running.

I always think when I hear posts like the original one here, "These are the same idiots who claim Chris Gamble sucks because he doesn't get interceptions." Just like they don't look at the fact that he basically shuts down half the field and keeps a quarterback from throwing that direction except in extreme circumstances. Too many people look at fantasy football statistics and think that's football.

#20 KillerKat


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

The problem never was DWill. Our offensive problems are 98% Chud's fault. It's amazing people don't see this.

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