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

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#25 Happy Panther

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

 

 

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

 

 

 

What is interesting is I doubt there is a soul on the planet (besides Gettleman) who said to themselves:

 

"Now that we drafted Lotulelei, I really hope we get another DT in the second round."

 

Yet now everyone thinks it was a great pick.

 

Given that Star by himself gives us one of the best lines in the NFL and is described as an every-down tackle, there is no reason that we couldn't have picked Swearinger or taken a chance on a WR. Maybe the talent just wasn't there.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

I'm just waiting for the excuses next year.

 

there are no perfect options. there is no one guaranteed to take the starting gig over smitty or lafell or whoever so we just wait until the perfect one comes along and miraculously falls into our laps.

 

and never mind that we don't hold that standard to any other position. wr is the only position you have to absolutely get it perfect  and not waste a first or second unless they are  guaranteed to be as good as smitty.

 

You will hear no excuses from me next year.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

Yep, people must not have heard of Hakeem Nicks, Roddy White, Vincent Jackson, ect. You can find great recievers in the late first round, second round, ect. 

 

I laughed when i saw people saying we couldn't get a good wide reciever by picking from the latter half of the first round.  I'm going to be shocked and very upset if we don't pick a WR in the first two rounds next year.

and Mike Wallace, Steve Smith, Greg Jennings, etc.

 

and you can get a Braylon Edwards in the top 10 of a draft.....



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

The homerism on this board is out of hand. Everything that article said is 100% true and what I've been preaching. We have a Lamborghini in cam newton and putting hubcaps on him

 

Your going to win the whiny bitch of the year award at this rate.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

I'm just waiting for the excuses next year.

there are no perfect options. there is no one guaranteed to take the starting gig over smitty or lafell or whoever so we just wait until the perfect one comes along and miraculously falls into our laps.

and never mind that we don't hold that standard to any other position. wr is the only position you have to absolutely get it perfect and not waste a first or second unless they are guaranteed to be as good as smitty.

This years draft class lacked talent at wide receiver. Gettle worked most of them out and must have not liked what he saw, but the fact he worked out ten or more says he plans to address that position. Next years receiver class is great and we could have a potentially elite receiver in the first or second round.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:08 AM

Trade up and take Justin hunter

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Your going to win the whiny bitch of the year award at this rate.


Seeing as I'm a psl owner I have every right to bitch. Most posters here don't even go to the damn games

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

Trade up and take Justin hunter

 

5 total picks this draft. Do you think were ready to compete for the Super Bowl yet? Trading up in the second we would be giving up picks. There are no right or wrong answers here. That just wasn't a very in-depth answer.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

I'm just wondering what the game plan is for when smitty goes down or retires.

 

i get this feeling that WR is going to be addressed the same lame way that DT was addressed for years and I've seen nothing to change that perception.

 

you know we look back at the superbowl run and think, hey what did we do differently? and our minds go to that dominant DL that I'm gald we have again, but there's also something else...we took a shot on a short little WR who was more of just a return specialist with anger issues and a napoleon complex and we didn't spend even a first round on him, but we still took a chance even though there was no guarantee that he could supplant either starter and there were there were higher rated prospects on the board. we took a gamble that this little kid could amount to something and it paid off, but that was just luck. we were lucky that the gamble we made worked out like it did.

 

tbh, it's just never really been a priority with this team. the best attempts we've made was a second rounder from USC with work ethic issues and a QB that we hoped would somehow turn into a star and a third rounder and what else? 

 

we got lucky with smith. it should have been a bigger priority in other years. but the problem here is that we can't even get lucky with a draft pick if we don't use one. 

 

until it's made into an actual priority we'll be limited in what this offense can do long term, and i don't care who we have as QB.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Seeing as I'm a psl owner I have every right to bitch. Most posters here don't even go to the damn games


Not by choice on my end. I've been a fan for 20 years and have never made it to a game. I just started going to training camp a few years ago so that is what I look forward to every year.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

When you try to fill a need with your picks is when you take Jimmy Clausen's and Terrell McClain's.

I remember these exact same conversations, except in the past it was QB's.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

This years draft class lacked talent at wide receiver. Gettle worked most of them out and must have not liked what he saw, but the fact he worked out ten or more says he plans to address that position. Next years receiver class is great and we could have a potentially elite receiver in the first or second round.

we don't know it's going to be great. there are no guarantees. there are no guarantees that an elite one/sure thing will fall into our lap. there is no guarantee that at the time we draft there won't be some big fat guy we just happen to like a little more. 

 

sometimes you have to reach a little to make the team as a whole better. do we have the guts to do that?