A Gettleman's wager so to speak
Panthers sign DT Colin Cole
Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:43 PM
players like Cole are signed to add bodies to the team. Not with the expectation of him being a starter, but someone who can step in and be a part of the rotation.
I wonder if Gettleman signed Cole as a possible backup option to Frank Kearse or Sione Fua or as a replacement for Ron Edwards. If it's to replace Edwards, it says a lot of what our FA strategy will be this year.
I don't know why ya chose to try to read more into than that.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:57 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:43 PM
yes. Probably non guaranteed, one year deal. I imagine we will bring in a qaulity DT and try to find depth on the street by bringing in five or six to compete for 2 or 3 roster spots. He may not have played in 2 seasons, but if he is in shape, he has experience and will play for 20% of Ron Edwards' contract.
This signing is a no lose situation. If Cole still has something left, great, he can be an upgrade at DT. If he's done, we cut his fat ass. Gettleman knows what he's doing.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:07 PM
I am not a fan of DTs under 300lbs. In Today's NFL I believe 300 is the cut off. 328 is a beefy DT.
If his ankle fails than we don't risk anything. What really helps is a small contract. If he can play and we can carry him with a small contract. Gettleman keeps quality on the team and still helps us get out from under the Hurney CAP mess.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:28 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:09 PM
Also byebye Fua.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:31 PM
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