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Gettlemen continues to get criticism for not bringing in a WR

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Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Percy Harvin, etc

 

Make Wallace signed for 60 million, 20 guaranteed

Harvin signed for 67 million, 25 guaranteed

Greg Jennigs signed for 47 million, 18 guaranteed.

 

 

SO are we bashing Gettleman for not spending money that doesn't exist on his ledger?

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Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Percy Harvin, etc

We clearly could not afford the above mentioned players.Would you want to give our 1st and pay out the ass for Percy Harvin?

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We need a 2nd TE way more than another WR.

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Make Wallace signed for 60 million, 20 guaranteed

Harvin signed for 67 million, 25 guaranteed

Greg Jennigs signed for 47 million, 18 guaranteed.

SO are we bashing Gettleman for not spending money that doesn't exist on his ledger?

You just asked about what talent existed....

Teams can create room. Teams can tweak things. Just a game of numbers. Maybe one could of been had...maybe not.

Only way one could of been had would have been for Gettlemen to start reshaping this team NOW vs waiting until after Ron's audition season.

I thought they should of drafted talent not gone through FA.

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Can't be mad at the Star and Short picks.  We had neglected the position for far too long and it had to be addressed with REAL talent, and so we did with two picks that can't even really be argued against in regards to value.

 

That being said, I have been giving a lot of thought to some of the arguments I've been hearing on various shows in which I keep hearing:

 

"What do you do with a young QB?  You keep bringing him in weapons to prop him up until he's ready to fly on his own."

 

I keep wondering, have we brought in enough legitimate weapons to help Cam?  I'm actually slightly more troubled that we didn't address TE and give him a legit/proven option outside of Olsen.  A lot of teams are going with 2 capable TEs, and unless one of our lesser known signings pans out, then that TE position is looking really thin.

 

As far as WR...  I can't really judge right now.  Smitty, LaFell, Hixon, Ginn, Pilares, Adams, and then we have a guy who has flashed and is reportedly a weapon in waiting in Gettis.  Then the potential that a guy could play his way up from the PS.  We'll see.  It's possible we already have all the weapons.  I maintain that Gettis is going to be a difference maker and I'm hoping Gettleman feels the same.

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You just asked about what talent existed....

Teams can create room. Teams can tweak things. Just a game of numbers. Maybe one could of been had...maybe not

 

I figured "that we could afford" would be implied for readers.

 

Hey Gettleman! I need to you tweak 20 million dollars today! Get on it!

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Every expert says teams should draft by value. Now when a team does, all they can talk about is that they didn't draft their needs.

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I figured "that we could afford" would be implied for readers.

Hey Gettleman! I need to you tweak 20 million dollars today! Get on it!

Well, I have gone on record many times...I was a supporter of drafting WR talent....it made sense. Carolina isn't really building around Cam....which is sad. Our situation around Cam looks much better in our eyes than the outside world. Imagine if Ron goes this year and Smitty retires....sucks to be Cam.

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You think theyre 420 friendly too?

 

 

Yeah, and we just had $8-10M of cap space lying around.

 

Would have been an absolutely stupid move to cut players to sign one WR this off season

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Well, I have gone on record many times...I was a supporter of drafting WR talent....it made sense. Carolina isn't really building around Cam....which is sad. Our situation around Cam looks much better in our eyes than the outside world. Imagine if Ron goes this year and Smitty retires....sucks to be Cam.

 

 

I did not see the talent that was available where we picked unless we reached.

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Carolina isn't really building around Cam....

Do you spend tons of money on an offense to surround Cam while risking not being able to afford him long term? Or do you spend an average amount on the offense around him, sign him long term, and hope he can elevate players ala Tom Brady.

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Can't be mad at the Star and Short picks.  We had neglected the position for far too long and it had to be addressed with REAL talent, and so we did with two picks that can't even really be argued against in regards to value.

 

That being said, I have been giving a lot of thought to some of the arguments I've been hearing on various shows in which I keep hearing:

 

"What do you do with a young QB?  You keep bringing him in weapons to prop him up until he's ready to fly on his own."

 

I keep wondering, have we brought in enough legitimate weapons to help Cam?  I'm actually slightly more troubled that we didn't address TE and give him a legit/proven option outside of Olsen.  A lot of teams are going with 2 capable TEs, and unless one of our lesser known signings pans out, then that TE position is looking really thin.

 

As far as WR...  I can't really judge right now.  Smitty, LaFell, Hixon, Ginn, Pilares, Adams, and then we have a guy who has flashed and is reportedly a weapon in waiting in Gettis.  Then the potential that a guy could play his way up from the PS.  We'll see.  It's possible we already have all the weapons.  I maintain that Gettis is going to be a difference maker and I'm hoping Gettleman feels the same.

If Cam needs more weapons that Stew, DWill, Tolbert, Smitty, LaFell, Hixon, Ginn, Olsen to be successful......then he is nowhere near the QB that we all believe he is.

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