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#25 bleys

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

Agree 100%

Getting a legit WR should be our #1 target this offseason,I would like to target Dwayne Bowe he would be a perfect fit on this team and gives us a jump ball type WR we can use in the redzone.

No Lafell is not a #2 WR yet,he still has games where he doesn't show up and his doesn't really do anything well to be counted on as a #2.He would thrive as the #3 guy though,because all the coverage would be on Smitty/Bowe.


I see it now.. everyone and their mother/brother/cousin bitching about Bowe when we could have drafted Sammie Watkins instead.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

LaFell has 34 receptions for 577 yards in 12 games this year. He needs to be a lot more productive than that. LaFell isn't as good as you guys make him out to be.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

Yeah, why in the world would we ever want to have a top notch receiving corps? Let's just settle for okay.

Many people, myself included, think bringing in a top notch WR should be a priority this offseason. That would drop LaFell to #3, a role in which he would likely flourish. Then in a couple years when Smith retires, the new guy is #1 and LaFell moves to #2.


I'm not saying we shouldn't try to upgrade the position, but considering how much money we have tied into our running back system we have pretty much no choice but to retain them this season. I think we could address the DT position and shore up the Oline with that money and we would see better results than a better number 2 WR - mostly because the 2nd WR position isn't currently a liability with LaFell,

I'm all for finding a diamond in the rough in the draft though :P.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

I'm not saying we shouldn't try to upgrade the position, but considering how much money we have tied into our running back system we have pretty much no choice but to retain them this season. I think we could address the DT position and shore up the Oline with that money and we would see better results than a better number 2 WR - mostly because the 2nd WR position isn't currently a liability with LaFell,

I'm all for finding a diamond in the rough in the draft though :P.


We have some tough decisions to make, no doubt. It may not be as bleak as some are making it out to be, so we need to see what the offseason brings.

Keep in mind, we have about $23 million or so tied up in two guys (Gross and Gamble). Depending on how our draft position looks, my guess is we bite the bullet and ditch Gamble and restructure Gross. We then have to make decisions not just at running back, but also with guys like Beason, Godfrey and perhaps Anderson.

As far as Beason, this is Luke's defense now. It is probably in everyone's best interest if we can find a way to move Jon. I know he's a great guy and a fan favorite, but remember it's a business first and foremost.

The point is, we will probably have a modest amount to sign a mid-range FA or two once all the dust settles. Could be a RG, could be a WR, or it could be a replacement for Ron Edwards. If we think there is a great WR available in the draft at our spot, we could go that way. Same for any of our other positions of need.

It should give us plenty to talk about.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

Second that!
And all the people that argued with me about Lafell early in the season all a sudden can't be find.


This dude goes Casper in too many games to be a number 2. Panthers fans have got their expectations so low that they think LaFell is a number 2? Come on fellas. Right now in a number two we are looking for a replacement for Smitty and someone that WE KNOW can get 1,000 yds receiving. Do we have that with LaFell? Absolutely not.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

Lafell is already a good number 2. Too many of you think absurdly unrealistically like most teams run around with White/Jones or Fitz/Bolden-esq duos at receiver.

yeah. There's always room for improvement, but LaFell does well enough. He's option #3. You have to get Smith and Olsen looks first.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

To me he disappears in games to much.He is making just shy of 3 receptions per game which is not enough for a possession receiver.Moose was my idea of a good number 2 wr with over twice the receptions of LaFell and averaging close to 800 yards per game.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

This dude goes Casper in too many games to be a number 2. Panthers fans have got their expectations so low that they think LaFell is a number 2? Come on fellas. Right now in a number two we are looking for a replacement for Smitty and someone that WE KNOW can get 1,000 yds receiving. Do we have that with LaFell? Absolutely not.


Someone finally agree with me on this.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

When the author states "the new guy will likely want to install his own systems and schemes", he assumes this is a detriment to the team and that staying the course with failed systems and schemes is better. Furthermore, it does NOT consider the poor clock management skills exhibited by RR. This is biased AND misleading reporting unworthy of serious consideration.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

We need whoever finds wr's for the Giants they always plug in some scrub and bam he is a star...


Marc Ross for GM.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Someone finally agree with me on this.


Yeah no one else has been saying this about Lafell ever.

You're the only one Chuck.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Yeah no one else has been saying this about Lafell ever.

You're the only one Chuck.


Well for whatever reasons, when I was calling him out early of the season no one backed me up. I didn't see you there making this argument with me did I. It was only me vs 20+ members.

And can y'all huddlers quit acting like y'all know me by calling me by my name. Gosh it sounds horrible. Call me by my user name.