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#1 CharlottePanther

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

Now first and foremost, let me say that I do not agree with the analysts when they say we had a mediocre draft or give us a C rating. I was as happy as anyone that we landed Star, infact I jumped and up and down when his name was called. BUT

Put yourselves in analyst's shoes for a minute. Pretend for one minute you are not a Panthers fan and look at our draft objectively. Sure, everyone can agree our 1st round grade gets a A+. But, the fact remains. We are a team that has HUGE holes at CB/Safety and huge need at another WR and O line.

Our two biggest area of strengths are at RB and LB. So what did the Panthers do? They used two of their 5 picks on a RB and LB. What else did they do? They drafted an extremely raw prosepct at a guard in the 4th round, a guard which had a 6th-7th round draft grade.

And what did we do in the 2nd round? Draft a pass rushing UT after signing our very own pass rushing DT Dwan Edwards to a two year deal.

Again, I am in no way, shape or form bashing the Panthers because we have Star OMG Lotulelei and I am stoked! BUT (yes there is a but) that doesnt hide the fact that Gettleman drafted as though we had 9 plus draft picks and had the luxury of drafting these other players at positions we are already stacked at.

So in reality, can you really blame analysts giving us a C rating?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

Eh, the picks Gettleman made were smart. He specifically said he wasn't drafting out of need but rather BPA that fit their scheme and plans, and that's what he did.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

Eh, the picks Gettleman made were smart. He specifically said he wasn't drafting out of need but rather BPA that fit their scheme and plans, and that's what he did.


He drafted need though....everything from the first to last pick

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

He drafted need though....everything from the first to last pick


I wouldn't necessarily call Barner, Klein and Short needs though.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

I'm starting to think CRA believes in the illuminati. Everything is a conspiracy.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

"Big men allow you to compete." Drafted linemen with his first three picks. All three picks addressed definite positions of need as well.

I wasn't surprised to see us add another LB. While not an immediate need, 2/3s of our LB corps has serious injury concerns and one of those two has an albatross of a contract.

Barner was a bit of a head scratcher, but you could definitely argue that he was the BPA at that point and Rivera has stated in the past that he'd love to have a scatback on the roster. This is also likely DeAngelo's last season as a Panther, so the pick makes sense.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

The real question is, and i would really like to hear this. Who else at the first 3 picks would anyone have chosen? Fourth round will definetly be opinionated. But the first two I would like to know who was better. Five and Six what CB or WR would make a bigger impact than Klein and Barner, hypothetically? And please, no Da'rick. I was calling undrafted by the fourth round with his troubles (accusations of drug dealing, laziness on and off the field, temperament). Would take a flyer as an UDFA, but not drafted after all was said and done.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

can I blame them? yes Do i blame them? no

The media is one big ass to mouth to ass cycle centipede thing that just regurgitates the same tired opinions from one pundit to another. Even our own beat writers dont care about us. They make their living/ratings/clicks by talking major markets and negatively spinning smaller ones. That makes the large market people feel more superior and keeps them glued to the monotonous slobfest that is ESPN and NFLN. Im not mad at them but thats the way it is. Our draft was superb and i cant wait till we begin our decade of dominance and cement our spot in NFL history and people will complain about the media slobbing us all the time.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

I really don't care what the "analysts" say quite frankly. As long as I feel like we got better thats all I need.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

Can you blame someone for being an uninformed imbecile? Yes, I believe you can.


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