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

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#1 TruthVsComfort

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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.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:00 AM

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

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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!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:30 AM

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

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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.

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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.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:02 AM

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

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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.



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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. 



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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.

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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

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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