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Once Gamble is Cut, Cornerback Becomes Our Biggest Need


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#11 Gallagher

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

How many games did we win without Gamble in 2012?

How many games did we lose with Gamble in 2012?


I think this is an overly simplistic view.

We won games late in the season because the D-Line came on like crazy, and more importantly because we moved away from the read option and back to a more traditional pro-style offense.

We did not win more games later in the season because Chris Gamble got injured, or because of the play of our secondary.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Chris Gamble was a top 5 corner these past few years he was a "non factor."

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

didn't we have a top fifteen defense last year without him?

i'd prefer to bring in a stopgap that can play CB2 at or around vet minimum and provide solid depth, leadership, and rotation with guys like thomas and norman.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

No one is denying it isn't a need. Its just we need help at WR, OL, Safety, and Corner. Which one of those do you think is the most important right now? It isn't corner to me. It's helping Cam with a WR or shoring up the Oline. I've heard talk of drafting a safety in the first. I hope that is not the case, as with corner.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

who is this Gamble you speak of?


I think you, and Panthers fans in general, need a reminder.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

like i said xavier already knew this... dude has psychic powers he doesnt have to gamble. :cool:

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

I think you, and Panthers fans in general, need a reminder.



That "Highlight tape" looks like its from the 90s, this is 2012. He has been a little above average the past 3 years dude. I love Gamble, i will miss him from a fan perspective. But he hasn't been what that tape showed in some time.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Yeah, that logic holds as long as we have Hardy and Johnson going up against bad O-Lines like San Diego's. The minute we go up against any type of stout line, where out tackles can't collapse the pocket and the ends only break contain every second or third play instead of every down, we're going to get thrown on for 500 yards.


this league is going to pass on you regardless ..........you have to get to the QB and stop the run.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

No one is denying it isn't a need. Its just we need help at WR, OL, Safety, and Corner. Which one of those do you think is the most important right now? It isn't corner to me. It's helping Cam with a WR or shoring up the Oline. I've heard talk of drafting a safety in the first. I hope that is not the case, as with corner.


I think OL is instantly better with Kalil back. The prospect of Gross, SIlatolu, Kalil, Hangartner, and Bell as an O-Line lineup as well as the depth of offensive linemen in this draft, makes it easy for us to wait until the 2nd round to take a guard.

Our receiving core still had nearly 4000 yards last season, and can only get better with Gettis and Adams being utilized and Pilares being healthy.

Safety is a need, but Campbell and Martin played well at the end of the season, which I think allows us to wait until the 4th or 5th to pick someone up.

So, at least to me, corner seems like the most important concern right now, until someone can convince me otherwise with an argument that isn't 'Making the D-Line better makes the secondary better.'

Making the D-Line better does not make the secondary better, it just covers up how bad they are.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

No one is denying it isn't a need. Its just we need help at WR, OL, Safety, and Corner. Which one of those do you think is the most important right now? It isn't corner to me. It's helping Cam with a WR or shoring up the Oline. I've heard talk of drafting a safety in the first. I hope that is not the case, as with corner.

don't forget DT too.


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