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Who gets cut that suddenly leaves us with a big need?

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Some of the posters predicting we need Warmack at 14 (some early mock drafts have him going in the top 5) assume that right guard may be our biggest need. However I think that we will have other big needs once we cut overpaid players to get under the cap before free agency. For example, if Gamble is cut to save cap space then we suddenly have a huge hole in the secondary. And if Edwards is cut at nose tackle we suddenly have a hole there as well.

While we are uselessly speculating, what other holes might we have if some high priced veterans are cut??

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Gross lt
Gamble cb

Those are the two most likely. I think Gamble is a damn near lock.

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Your paycheck to the sum of $125 million in taxes

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I don't think Gamble is as big of a need as people think. Or anyone in our secondary. We had a couple of undrafted free agents and a 7th round safety playing back there at the end of the year. The reason they were effective was that our pass rush finally came on. You only give a QB 3 seconds or so to find someone and it makes your db's so much better. Gamble would be a great luxury to have but we can't afford that luxury. Gettlemen has already said that there is a price at every position and I'd imagine the one for DB's isn't that high. A 2nd or 4th round safety/corner could shore up the secondary as long as the pass rush continues to improve.

Gross would be a huge loss. While I feel like he should restructure, move to the right side, and then hopefully we draft a left tackle at 14 it's unlikely. I think the offensive line is a huge priority this offseason. Hopefully we bring in some quality draft picks, at least two, and maybe a low priced veteran free agent.

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Deangelo! we need RBs in the 1st..

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NT by far. Anyone who says Gamble does not watch the games or is too drunk to remember them.
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LT, it's time for Gross to hit that road.

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Cam Newton

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[quote name='panthers55' timestamp='1358289688' post='2098672']
For example, if Gamble is cut to save cap space then [b]we suddenly have a huge hole in the secondary[/b]. And if Edwards is cut at nose tackle we suddenly have a hole there as well.
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No true... Our secondary played well enough without Gamble. He's just a nice piece to have when he is there. It will be weird without Gamble there but he is just expendable at the moment

[b]I'd say our biggest need are[/b]
1a. NT
1b. RG
2. LT
3 CB
4 O-Line Depth
5. DB Depth
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I think Ron Edward, Hangman and Gamble are all gone. Gamble will be a cap casualty. There's no doubt 'holes' will be created.

As far as the draft part goes. We draft the most overall, talented player from the OL/DT/WR/DB positions.

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[quote name='bleys' timestamp='1358291204' post='2098715']
Deangelo! we need RBs in the 1st..
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You joke, but when we cut/trade Williams and Stewart goes down in week 3, we're gonna be hard up for RBs.

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[quote name='rodeo' timestamp='1358292726' post='2098748']
You joke, but when we cut/trade Williams and Stewart goes down in week 3, we're gonna be hard up for RBs.
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no different than if we kept Williams who could very well go down in week 3...

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Gross is who I'm eyeing as the biggest cut this year. Don't know why you'd cut Gamble over Gross.

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[quote name='rscott94' timestamp='1358292607' post='2098745']


No true... Our secondary played well enough without Gamble. He's just a nice piece to have when he is there. It will be weird without Gamble there but he is just expendable at the moment

[b]I'd say our biggest need are[/b]
1a. NT
1b. RG
2. LT
3 CB
4 O-Line Depth
5. DB Depth
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Neg rep was accidental, was trying to pos rep. I agree with your list. Anyone know how to remove neg rep using an iPad? Not gonna have computer access for a while.

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[quote name='JawnyBlaze' timestamp='1358293681' post='2098771']
Neg rep was accidental, was trying to pos rep. I agree with your list. Anyone know how to remove neg rep using an iPad? Not gonna have computer access for a while.
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You've broken my heart :'( (sarcasm engaged)
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[quote name='bleys' timestamp='1358292886' post='2098750']
no different than if we kept Williams who could very well go down in week 3...
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yea so many teams are finding RBs in scrap heaps and in low/mid rounds.

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[quote name='rscott94' timestamp='1358293976' post='2098776']


You've broken my heart :'( (sarcasm engaged)
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:)

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Dont let Hardy and Johnson's performance fool you, our secondary needs Gamble in a bad way. I get you, I mean, we could let him go, but your taking out the only fangs we have left in the secondary.

Gross however is not needed anymore if we can grab one in the draft. He's standing in the way of some things even if he's not trying.

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[quote name='rodeo' timestamp='1358292726' post='2098748']

You joke, but when we cut/trade Williams and Stewart goes down in week 3, we're gonna be hard up for RBs.
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So, every team in the NFL outside Carolina has set themselves up for disaster then...

Those teams don't have a Cam/Tolbert either

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The low hanging fruit from a cap standpoint are Gross and Gamble. Either one or both of them being elsewhere next year would not surprise me at all.

Of course, that necessitates that you go OT in either round 1 or 2.

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[quote name='Razeyfingers' timestamp='1358294627' post='2098790']
Dont let Hardy and Johnson's performance fool you, our secondary needs Gamble in a bad way. I get you, I mean, we could let him go, but your taking out the only fangs we have left in the secondary.

Gross however is not needed anymore if we can grab one in the draft. He's standing in the way of some things even if he's not trying.
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Rather have Gross than Gamble if forced to pick. OL more important....Gross is diverse.
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[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1358295609' post='2098802']
So, every team in the NFL outside Carolina has set themselves up for disaster then...

Those teams don't have a Cam/Tolbert either
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They're not all starting Mr. Glass Ankles

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How many LT prospects are coming out in the draft?

Im feeling fairly certain D'lo is getting cut if we cant find a way to keep him and so is Murphy and possibly some other pieces that were brought in as last minutes "fixes" from Hurney. Not sure how the Beason thing is going to play out but something has to give there as well. I think the situation is manageable despite it looking pretty bad.

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[quote name='rodeo' timestamp='1358295785' post='2098807']
They're not all starting Mr. Glass Ankles
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and yet somehow DWill gains your confidence?

I think the obvious point to discuss is try finding RBs in later rounds and save the cap space... Not so much how big of a DWill or Stew fanboy you (and anyone else) may be..

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Gross is the only one that would create a huge need. Luckily he has the easiest contract to restructure and lower his cap figure.

I think our biggest need on the offensive side of the ball is WR.

I just don't see RG as a big of a need as others think. Hanagrtner can suffice while we fill other more pressing needs.

On D we need a DT and a FS.

I think there's a good chance we cut Beason or Anderson.

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