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The player that the beefed up front could help the most...

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Oh, and making any assumption about our DB corp in the offseason is open to debate. We all have hindsight. None of us have foresight. Speculate away. Cuz that's what fans do. But keep one thing in mind. Gettlemen has got this.

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Chuck my friend, at the end of the day they were the "#1 ranked team" rightfully so or not. 

 

At the end of the day, the Carolina Panthers will have at least a "Top 3 Defense" by playoff time, rightfully so or not.

 

Rivera didn't have anything CLOSE to our current front 7 in San Diego. And their secondary wasn't much more impressive than ours..  

 

On a tangent, it is Wilkes 2nd year on the squad. He was a big part in getting that San Diego secondary on full go.

 

 

 

Big things this year man, big things.

 

Edit: ** # 1 ranked Defense

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One of the best in the biz. Imo, at this point in time. We have a very deep staff. Top, Gettlemen on down,  there are talented people at almost every position. For the first time in really ever, we have a staff that is chuck full of "Football Folks".

 

I know some folks don't want to hear this. But... There is a new Culture up in here. Some of these kids don't even know Fox was a coach here. His culture is gone.

 

Half our D are Rivera guys. They only know Rivera and how he does things. Throw in a new GM that appears to be of the same ilk as Rivera. And you have a very compelling argument for a bright future.

 

But... The #! D? Even I can't get behind that one. And I am as optimistic as anyone. One scary azz unit to have to plan for? Sure. And potentially, top tenish for sure. I just think we are one more year from reaching our potential.

 

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I'm cautiously optimistic about Norman based on Gettleman's praise.  There's no way of knowing if he truly has improved unless we see him out in an actual game...if you recall last year during practice and OTAs he played pretty damn well, having to match up against Steve Smith for a large part and having that 4-pick practice (and eventually earning a starting job).  I'm not saying Norman is one of them...but there are some people who can't handle game-time pressure and it gets in their head during the game.  There's no question that he has the talent...but we'll just have to see if he can put it on display when it counts.

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I said top 3!

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We were top ten last year! right?!

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We were top ten last year! right?!

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Yes, the D that was on the field at the end of the season was pretty darn good.

 

This is the time of year that intrigues me the most. Are the kids, ah hellz everybody, putting in the work needed to improve? With this being there first real offseason, are they using all the resources at their disposal to get better?

 

If so, and with more familiararity with the system. I see two very good reasons to believe that the DB corp should show improvement. But hey, what do I know?

 

 

 

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Man, I already feel sorry for Florence. Fans are gonna rage if Norman doesnt get in at the 1 at some point. You know he's gonna get burned, all corners do. Fans are gonna be calling for his head. Watch what happens when a stud receiver starts taking over a game against us.

 

Norman has got to show up at camp big to get that starting spot and he better not be backing off of tackles. He's got to lay the wood on some people and let Rivera know that he's ready.

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