Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Five NFC teams that failed to fill needs (ATL & CAR included)

Carolina Panthers NFL NFL Draft

  • Please log in to reply
120 replies to this topic

#1 TruthVsComfort

TruthVsComfort

    Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

 

Carolina Panthers, wide receiver

Steve Smith's revival alongside quarterback Cam Newton is well-documented. But Smith turns 34 this month and Carolina has little depth at the wide receiver position beyond Brandon LaFell, an underwhelming target who makes better sense as a third option. The recently signed Ted Ginn and Domenik Hixon are patches. With a rare talent like Newton running the show, the Panthers' failure to surround him with more dynamic pass-catchers is baffling.

 

Atlanta Falcons, pass rusher

The Falcons did fine work upgrading their secondary by adding cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford in the first two rounds. But general manager Thomas Dimitroff failed to land a premier pass rusher. Fourth-rounder Malliciah Goodman is a long-armed defensive end out of Clemson, but he's little more than a rotational player out of the gate. Atlanta will struggle to put heat on quarterbacks unless 31-year-old Osi Umenyiora catches on fire.

 

 

http://www.nfl.com/n...d-to-fill-needs

 

Is Smith the oldest #1 WR in the NFL? Man, I love him, but I seriously hope there is a real talent for us to take at WR in the first round of the 2014 Draft.



#2 Ivan The Awesome

Ivan The Awesome

    That wasn't a Penalty.

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,511 posts
  • LocationS.L.R.C.

Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:00 AM

Next year, it has to be one of the first two picks. OT is another need.

#3 Mother Grabber

Mother Grabber

    Gettlemagic 2.0

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,512 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:28 AM

apparently, we can magically poo out cap space to sign all of the high priced free agents available. what fools we are!

#4 The Huddler

The Huddler

    St. Thomas Aquinas

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,877 posts
  • LocationRadford University

Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:30 AM

Yeah we totally didn't fill a need at Defensive Tackle.

#5 Promethean Forerunner

Promethean Forerunner

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,307 posts
  • LocationSouth Florida

Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:32 AM

We'll probably double dip on WR next year. I wouldn't mind.

Jordan Matthews and Mike Evans or Brandon Coleman.

#6 JawnyBlaze

JawnyBlaze

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,197 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:56 AM

http://www.nfl.com/n...d-to-fill-needs

 

Is Smith the oldest #1 WR in the NFL? Man, I love him, but I seriously hope there is a real talent for us to take at WR in the first round of the 2014 Draft.

 

How old is Reggie Wayne?  He's right up there with Smitty in age.  Andre Johnson is up there too.  Can't think of any others who might be close.  Fitz is just behind them, think he's like 30-31ish.



#7 googoodan

googoodan

    Memberest

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,385 posts
  • LocationBayside

Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:02 AM

Randy Moss says hi. Had over 4000 yards before Smitty ever returned that kickoff against Minnesota.

#8 TruthVsComfort

TruthVsComfort

    Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 421 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:23 AM

Randy Moss says hi. Had over 4000 yards before Smitty ever returned that kickoff against Minnesota.

 

But Randy Moss is not a #1 WR.



#9 carpanfan96

carpanfan96

    play hard, hit harder

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,330 posts
  • LocationConcord, NC

Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:17 AM

Reggie Wayne is 34, Wes Welker is 32,  Andre Johnson is 31, Roddy White is 31 and Fitzgerald is 29.   Those are the older 1000 yard receivers in the NFL. 

 

Last time Moss went over 1000 yards was in 2009 when he was 33. 

 

 

 

Smitty is 34 and it's likely that he won't go over 1000 yards but one more time in his career. 



#10 PantherPhann89

PantherPhann89

    CPP "Carolina Panther Phann"

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,064 posts
  • LocationSC

Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:02 AM

I liked our #1 pick of Star but I was expecting a safety with our 2nd and just need it was a S with our 4th. We'll see how it all pans out.

#11 CRA

CRA

    Senior Member

  • Moderators
  • 23,906 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:01 AM

How old is Reggie Wayne? He's right up there with Smitty in age. Andre Johnson is up there too. Can't think of any others who might be close. Fitz is just behind them, think he's like 30-31ish.


Wayne and Smith came in together I believe....but the Colts have added recieving weapons

#12 CRA

CRA

    Senior Member

  • Moderators
  • 23,906 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:05 AM

Randy Moss says hi. Had over 4000 yards before Smitty ever returned that kickoff against Minnesota.


Says hi about what....he has been on 4 teams the last 3 years, only played 2 of the last 3, and most yardage in that window was 400 rec yardage.

What miss, Smitty, whoever did years ago means little to nothing. These guys are completely different players now

#13 Nicks To The Colts

Nicks To The Colts

    shitpost around the clock

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,325 posts
  • LocationChapel Hill

Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:06 AM

on the other hand i'm glad to finally see somebody acknowledge that the falcons had nothing resembling a pass rush entering the draft and did little to help it.  most breakdowns of their draft i've read go "well the falcons lost some DBs so they drafted a bunch of cornerbacks and safeties B+"



#14 rayzor

rayzor

    shula is who i thought he was.

  • Moderators
  • -29,936 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:02 AM

so here's the plan guys.....

 

1) we sit around and talk about how  tough smitty is and attack everyone who mentions the idea that he is getting older and could break down

 

2) we talk about the lack of respect that guys like lafell get  and talk about future possible studs like antonio bryant hoping that they are the next victor cruz

 

3) we don't draft anyone in the first round unless they are as good as aj green and megatron because it's dumb to not get a sure thing WR in the first. i mean it's ok if it's me other position, but WR they have to be megatron good, and no, it doesn't matter that you have a mid first round pick and guys that good only come around every 5 years or so and rarely make it much past the first 5 picks

 

4) wait until the next year to do something instead of try something now because now is never a good time

 

5) get more of everything else because everything else will help cam in the passing game more than a guy who actually catches the ball

 

6) championship

 

sound like a good plan?

 

me too.



#15 CRA

CRA

    Senior Member

  • Moderators
  • 23,906 posts

Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:13 AM

the WR talk baffles me....

 

Only draft WRs that are projected like AJ Green....the others are too big of a gamble.  Tons of #1 WRs come from the 2nd and 3rd rounds and didn't project like Green.  Many have projected like Green and stink.

 

We need talent.  Cam is entering his 3rd year and we have drafted no one....and added just Olsen.  Trying to pimp 1 yr bandaids or gimmick roleplayers as building around him is comical.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Carolina Panthers, NFL, NFL Draft

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Contact Us: info@carolinahuddle.com - IP Content Design by Joshua Tree / TitansReport.