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#46 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

The condescending tone of your response tells me you can't pick up on the fact that I'm a Norman fan and was trying to show that, on film, that's the only major flaw I saw.

However, to answer the question, I do expect him to learn from his mistakes when they lead to him continually getting burned. No better example that's the Bears game.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:14 AM

Here is the way I see it right now. Gamble may not be worth the money he use to be. But he is still a solid CB for this team. About the only solid CB right now to be on point. Plus FA will not really have any solid CB this year as I can see. Gamble would be on the top of the list of CBs for teams to go after when FA begins in less then a week from now. I'm really hoping Gamble will restructure his contract and stay. But who knows at this point. We got to do what we have to do at this point.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

My guess is they are hoping to trade him.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

Point taken. Personally I would try to extend him 2-3 years with an incentive rich deal that kicks based on games played, performance, blah, blah, blah.

I really like both Josh's, but Gamble is a damn good CB I'd love to keep around as a key D player and as a mentor to the younger guys.

i never see gamble as a mentor type just because of personality, I played in a charity paintball tourney put on by DeAngelo Williams back in May-June 2008, there was a bit of a meet and greet with the players because my team in the top two and playing for the championship.

Gamble said two words the entire time I was there, and it was "yeah" and "sure" in response to DWill asking him a couple of questions.

Speaking of that, that day made me huge fan of Beason and Hoover, talked to them both a lot that day, Beason was cool as hell and Hoover was just a good old country boy, ah good times

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

While we may still release Gamble as Person and Yas keep saying, we really have to look at the big picture first.

Yes, if we release him we will save 7.9 million against the cap. However, no matter what we think they can be in the future, neither Josh is ready to be a #1 CB yet (nor is Captain if we keep him). So that means we will have to look at FA to find someone able to handle that role this year. And signing someone capable of handling the #1 CB role will likely cost 3-4 million at minimum...even for a 1 year rental. So that brings his cap savings down to about 4 million, and possibly less if we have to pony up more. But then we have to consider whether the new guy can be at least equal to what Gamble brings...and that's no sure bet with a bottom dollar vet CB.

Bottom line is that we have to decide if it is worth 3-4 million in cap space to bring in a different guy or just keep Gamble. And I would think that even he realizes that he probably won't make close to the 7.9 million salary he'll lose by us cutting him, and would likely be open to signing an extension to lower his cap hit by a few million in return for the possibility of a couple of more years here.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

Yeah they are trying to keep him but they haven't come up with a solution to the cap problem. Unless they plan to extend for 2 years while turning this years salary into signing bonus I don't see it happening.



Yea they have thrown out restructuring contract to everyone who will listen and are waiting to see what may stick.Without a pay cut I do not see him staying.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

While we may still release Gamble as Person and Yas keep saying, we really have to look at the big picture first.

Yes, if we release him we will save 7.9 million against the cap. However, no matter what we think they can be in the future, neither Josh is ready to be a #1 CB yet (nor is Captain if we keep him). So that means we will have to look at FA to find someone able to handle that role this year. And signing someone capable of handling the #1 CB role will likely cost 3-4 million at minimum...even for a 1 year rental. So that brings his cap savings down to about 4 million, and possibly less if we have to pony up more. But then we have to consider whether the new guy can be at least equal to what Gamble brings...and that's no sure bet with a bottom dollar vet CB.

Bottom line is that we have to decide if it is worth 3-4 million in cap space to bring in a different guy or just keep Gamble. And I would think that even he realizes that he probably won't make close to the 7.9 million salary he'll lose by us cutting him, and would likely be open to signing an extension to lower his cap hit by a few million in return for the possibility of a couple of more years here.


Your logic is correct but I do not think we can afford him.My guess is we will try to hold on to him as long as we can either trying to work out a trade or hope he will restructure at a reduced rate.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Your logic is correct but I do not think we can afford him.My guess is we will try to hold on to him as long as we can either trying to work out a trade or hope he will restructure at a reduced rate.

I tend to agree, but you never know what he might be willing to do. If he recognizes that he will likely have to take at least a 3-4 million dollar pay cut to sign with another team, he might be willing to work something out with the Panthers to stay where he is comfortable and already knows the system. Now I don't think he will take a straight up pay cut, but it could be masked in an extension.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

I tend to agree, but you never know what he might be willing to do. If he recognizes that he will likely have to take at least a 3-4 million dollar pay cut to sign with another team, he might be willing to work something out with the Panthers to stay where he is comfortable and already knows the system. Now I don't think he will take a straight up pay cut, but it could be masked in an extension.


Yes I totally agree

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

Panthers linebacker gets put on IR 3 seasons in a row: we need to keep Davis and his starting spot shouldn't be given to anybody else

Panthers cornerback who's been one of the best in the league the last two seasons gets put on IR: cut this useless overpaid piece of garbage

I hate this place

Why don't you cease your tantrum and look up what tunnel vision means?


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