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Ramses Barden looking for new start. Martellus Bennett resolved to his fate

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I like Ramses Barden and David Nelson as cheap additions to be #3/4

or by playing behind Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham

I would take Nelson over Barden, but you can probably get Barden very cheap.

True, but Cruz has only been around for 2 years, and Manningham was gone last year. The dude can't have been awesome to only have 29 catches over his whole career unliess he has a near terminal case of the Stokelys.

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Serious question...

Why do the people who want Ramses Barden want him?

What makes him better than Louis Murphy (who I think will be the fourth wide out next year).

Ideally isn't Barden a worse version of Murphy?

There really isn't anything drastic differences in terms of production as we are talking about #4 receivers here. But if I had to choose between Murphy's speed and vaseline hands and Barden's height and red zone strengths, I would choose the latter.

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or by playing behind Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham

Oh, yeah. I forgot all about Super Mario. Time to edit.

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I wonder if he's as good as that 6'5 dude named Lamont Bryant thats on the practice squad?

Just messing with you.

Who the hell is Lamont Jordan? Isn't he some 90's R&B singer?

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Who the hell is Lamont Jordan? Isn't he some 90's R&B singer?

You really are a funnyass dude.

Montell Jordan??

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Who the hell is Lamont Jordan? Isn't he some 90's R&B singer?

ex jet/raider rb?

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Um Brandon LaFell is one of the better two's in the league. Everyone compares our wide receiver situation to Atlanta because they are in our division when I would take our wide receiving corp over about 15 other teams. It would obviously be ideal to find Smitty's replacement ASAP but if it doesn't happen this year, then it will definitely happen next year.

Sorry, I never thought of LaFell as being one of the better WR2s in the league, and I can name many teams, outside of the the Falcons who have better twos. Just think of perennial powers.

It's easy for some to assume we may poach from the Giants because we have Gettleman now, just a simpletons way of thinking. Both Bennett and Barden would be worth a look though for depth.

It would be a simpleton's way of thinking if it were that simple. I could argue that ignoring the obvious points that have been made is a simpleton's way of thinking also. Not directed at you per se, but just sayin'.

how in the world do you only get 29 career catches in 4 years at 6'6?

It could be by being bad or just ordinary, or it could be because you have been buried on the bench by some pretty good WRs.

By being a bad Wide Receiver.

And as someone already mentioned, 9 of those 24 came against us last season.

To me it's a little bit presumptuous to come to this conclusion considering the talent that has been in NYC at the 1, 2 and 3 spots. When Barden got his chance on the big stage (which happened to be against us), he killed it.

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ex jet/raider rb?

Nope. Definitely thinking of Montell Jordan. I used to do the running man to that jam back in the frat party days.

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i really think bardens low stats has alot to do with him not getting playing time behind a stacked wr corps. if a none 1, 2, 3 reciever got 9 catches against us our secondary has problems

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Sorry, I never thought of LaFell as being one of the better WR2s in the league, and I can name many teams, outside of the the Falcons who have better twos. Just think of perennial powers.

It would be a simpleton's way of thinking if it were that simple. I could argue that ignoring the obvious points that have been made is a simpleton's way of thinking also. Not directed at you per se, but just sayin'.

It could be by being bad or just ordinary, or it could be because you have been buried on the bench by some pretty good WRs.

To me it's a little bit presumptuous to come to this conclusion considering the talent that has been in NYC at the 1, 2 and 3 spots. When Barden got his chance on the big stage (which happened to be against us), he killed it.

Find me 14 other wide outs who put up nearly 700 yards and four touchdowns.

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Barden has done nothing to prove he can be a number four, let alone a number three except burn our lackluster secondary in week three. Those that want Barden spend a little to much time playing madden. The Panthers need someone to push LaFell to the next level or a guy that can come in and be our future number one... Barden is neither so to go out and throw money at him is pointless and I'd very surprised if it happened.

Bennett on the other hand would be a grade addition.

I'm not aware if Hartsock is a free agent or not, but the addition of Bennett would make him expendable while also letting us keep Barney as the third tight end (Olsen, Bennett, Barney).

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I'd rather take a shot on that Lamont Jordan cat we got on the practice squad. He's 6'6" and supposedly a great athlete with good hands.

Well, it's not like the two (or three) are mutually exclusive. I mean Murphy and Armanti are expandable, as well as Brockel and/or Barney. I could obviously throw in questions regarding Pilares, Adams and Gettis.

Just imagine trees like Bryant, Barden and Bennett actually being consistently productive in the offense. Forget Megatron (being facetious) we'd have our own set of Transformers. Put them in with Smitty and Olsen, and Cam could spread the ball around like Optimus Prime.

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