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my suggestions fill holes with vet players (thru FA and/or trades) and draft BPA.

I think it is as simple as that, however this offseason and draft may be a little different simply due to the cap. This offseason will be a clean up period. We will likely unload some pretty familiar names. If I were a 3rd year or greater player on this team and my name wasn't Ryan Kalil, Jonathan Stewart, Steve Smith, Charles Johnson, or Greg Hardy; I would seriously be worried about my future here. There could be a mass exodous of familiar faces. Obviously, the new GM won't unload all the vets, but i'm guessing there will be some 20+ page threads on the huddle when a couple of these guys tweet that they are no longer Panthers.

In the draft, If we end up with a top 3 pick, I would ideally like to see them slide down (even into the teens and pick up an additional second and a fourth).

Draft a first round O-Lineman and then BPA from there on out. There is no margin for error in missing in this next draft. Each player from the first three rounds will need to be solid contributors. The panthers cannot afford another Claussen, Armanti, Otah, or Everette Brown.

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so that probably means that savage isn't on the list.

good to know. not a fan of that idea either.

this is kind of what i thought, though. accorsi's got his own group of people that he feels comfortable with and it's probably guys he's worked with before. that's a good starting point, but that's still a huge pool to draw from.

Or we might just hire a fuggin sports agent! *rolls eyes*

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Probably more than you realize.

Mmmhmm. I'd wager not a goddamn thing, myself.

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Football is a game. The media uses the term "leadership" as shorthand for "LOL, I'M AN EFFING MORON WHO DOESN'T UNDERSTAND FUTBOL, LEMME JUST PIN IT ON LEADERSHIP AND CALL IT A DAY!"

Leadership in football boils down to three things: 1) Do want to win? 2) Are you going to do what the coaches tell you? 3) Will you avoid killing any teammates?

That's it. These guys aren't out there thinking to themselves, "Geez, it's 4th and 1, let me be a leader by not blowing my blocking assignment."

Championship teams have won all the time with open rifts among players, ownership, coaching, etc. and won when everyone was kumbayaing. It's irrelevant, it's lazy, and it leads to placing unneeded burdens on players just because they don't fit the preconceived mold of what a leader acts like. Everyone blames the Cowboy's troubles on lack of leadership when the fact is they just plain-out suck, and much of their talent is overrated due to their market. Half of Tom Brady's teammates never speak to him and Aaron Rodgers made it a point to stay away from his teammates during the lockout. Stop attributing this crap to a lack of leadership and wanting Cam to turn into Ray Lewis, when the reality is that we need better coaching and that's where real leadership has to originate form in order for this franchise to get anywhere.

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Invest in high defensive line draft picks.

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I thought about this some time back, Id love to see him go to Quantico thru USMC OCS.

i'd be in favor of sending all of them for the sole purpose of seeing steve smith square off against somebody with pugil sticks.

and to see tolbert try to chug up danang hill.

and to see cam run across the logs like a drunken giant on the obstacle course and try to fit through the tunnels on the timed course.

yup, that could be entertaining.

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Mmmhmm. I'd wager not a goddamn thing, myself.

And what is it you know about leadership?

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And what is it you know about leadership?

i think he answered that...

not a goddamn thing, myself.

his follow-up post does nothing to detract from that.
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i think he answered that...

his follow-up post does nothing to detract from that.

Usually people who place little value on leadership have no cognition of the concept.

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phil savage is a browns reject.. panthers dont need any more of that poo.

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First thing I would ask him to do is to hire someone to let the fans know how to act during the game. I went to the game yesterday, and I swear i was the loudest person in the entire stadium. I'm tired of letting opponents take over our stadium and make more noise than us. If you are at the game, you should be constantly yelling while the team is on defense and SHUT UP while the team is on offense. the only time I heard someone try to start a chant was then we were on O. I swear, we need to educate these fans...

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Usually people who place little value on leadership have no cognition of the concept.

I never said I didn't value leadership, only that I know that the outcome of football games have almost nothing to do with it. Anyone with a modicum of NFL history under their belt would remember the long line of dysfunctional but talented teams that won consistently despite fielding some of the most selfish, infighting and downright stupid players imaginable.

Football is a game, not a company, and all this squawking of "leadership" issues overlooks the real problems (like idiotic coaching.)

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