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#41 panthers55

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:05 PM


Don't get me wrong, I certainly don't want him.

But he was the number 2 running back behind Mcfadden on a team that was bottom 5 in the league in rushing attempts and top 5 in the league in passing attempts. He also missed 4 or 5 games with injury, so I wouldn't expect him to have any 100 yard games under those circumstances.

You think there may be a correlation between the fact that they ran so little and their running backs were not good?
Seems to me they passed because they couldn't run.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

Lol at Goodson "Not having a 100-yard game all season"...he had 35 rush attempts for the YEAR and only played in 5 games. He actually averaged 6.3 ypc with those 35 touches. I think he has good potential and makes the most of his limited playing time. I don't know if he could hold up as a featured back, but I like him as a 3rd down/change of pace guy. Sure he had fumbling issues, but he doesn't have a huge body of work to go by...that was a bad season for him but it's way too early to dismiss him for that.

Until late this season, didn't we not have a single running back reach 100 yards in a game since like 2010 or something? And are our running backs trash?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

You think there may be a correlation between the fact that they ran so little and their running backs were not good?
Seems to me they passed because they couldn't run.


Perhaps, or maybe their offensive line was so bad they couldn't run. Or their defense was so bad that they got behind early a lot, and had to pass. Who knows.

Goodson was a pretty decent runner when he was here. Not a superstar by any means, but a decent threat. He just couldn't hold onto the ball.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Perhaps, or maybe their offensive line was so bad they couldn't run. Or their defense was so bad that they got behind early a lot, and had to pass. Who knows.

Goodson was a pretty decent runner when he was here. Not a superstar by any means, but a decent threat. He just couldn't hold onto the ball.

I have to say be was a big disappointment to me. So much potential coming out of college that never materalized. The tease in 2010 only to fizzle out on the bench and then gone. What a waste

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

yeah, he was a disappointment. never the threat we hoped he could be. mistake prone and a long memory. that's a bad combo and pretty much makes any potential pointless.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

This is what I think. D'Will is a much bigger big play threat than any of the other guys on our rosters. Except for maybe Smitty.


Newton is the biggest threat.

What is most important is having guys that work well with what he does well...

That isn't Williams....if it was Rivera wouldn't keep favoring Stewart. Heck, he prefers a less than 100% Stewart. Williams is good but this ain't the team for him.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

This is what I think. D'Will is a much bigger big play threat than any of the other guys on our rosters. Except for maybe Smitty.

Newton is the biggest threat.

What is most important is having guys that work well with what he does well...

That isn't Williams....if it was Rivera wouldn't keep favoring Stewart. Heck, he prefers a less than 100% Stewart. Williams is good but this ain't the team for him.


Newton is a threat, no doubt, he is also the teams QB and any of those needs play makers around them. I am not really counting the first half of last season regarding any of the RB's because the offense as a whole was crap. Bottom line is if D'Will is out of here, that is one less guy on the roster who from out of the backfield or screen passes has big play potential. Even with him here, the Panthers still need a upgrade in the area of guys who can bring it to the house. Regarding Cam overall, I am also one of those guys who thinks the Panthers offense played better overall when Cam was under center more. So if the they get back to and stay with more of that then D'Will fits fine.

Overall I understand the realities of the situation and leave it up, of course, to the professionals making the decisions.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

plenty of speed backs that you can draft in later rounds...and tauren poole is supposed be quick.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

I heard we were gonna take a look at Jerome bettis

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

I believe d will will be back with us. There is an article on nfl.com where they were talking about off season moves with gettleman and he assured fans that their d will jerseys won't be wasted. So I read that as him coming back. I would try to find article but I'm on my phone and this has been a long week lol. My two cent


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