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Gettleman pleased as Carolina Panthers wrap up minicamp

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Something worth remembering...

 

Gettleman hasn't spent the last 20 years watching Panthers football.  He's been watching teams with a lot better records of success.  Six of those teams made it to the big game, and three of them won it.

 

That's the kind of football he's used to watching, and that's what he expects to produce here.  If he doesn't see it, then I wouldn't expect him to just sit back and be satisfied with mediocre.  That's not what he was hired to do.

 

Should also be noted that what he says to the fans in public isn't necessarily what he says to the coaches in private. But the bigger point for me is that this is a guy who's used to a higher standard of consistent performance than this team has ever seen.  And I seriously doubt he's planning on relaxing that standard even a little now that full control of a team is in his hands.

 

Just a thought...

 

Good post.
 

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You are the one that got me thinking about the relationship between Rivera and Gettlemen. Two football guys watching film and talking football. For some reason, I like that scenario. Thanks for that.

Rivera and Gettlemen are two peas in a pod. If all goes as planned, they just may be together for a long time. I can live with that.

 

It would appear that way but I am not so sure of Gettlemens confidence in Rivera.I think he is taking a wait and see approach.Rivera has to get a better start to the season and win games that we are supposed to win and win games we are in a position to win. As always I am excited this time of year but also realize it is only June.

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It would appear that way but I am not so sure of Gettlemens confidence in Rivera.I think he is taking a wait and see approach.Rivera has to get a better start to the season and win games that we are supposed to win and win games we are in a position to win. As always I am excited this time of year but also realize it is only June.

 

I doubt he is just going to sit back and wait and see what Rivera does.  He has lots of tape on him too.  Remember his statement in his initial press conference that it is his job to make everyone better?  I am sure Rivera has gotten feedback from his boss.  Don't know if Rivera can take a leap as a coach. If he can, he has a much better chance now I think.

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I doubt he is just going to sit back and wait and see what Rivera does.  He has lots of tape on him too.  Remember his statement in his initial press conference that it is his job to make everyone better?  I am sure Rivera has gotten feedback from his boss.  Don't know if Rivera can take a leap as a coach. If he can, he has a much better chance now I think.

 

 

I did not mean to sound as though he was not going to help Rivera....sorry if it came across that way

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Rotoworld added a little bit to the article yesterday...

 

Greg Olsen reportedly demonstrated great timing with Cam Newton during offseason workouts.

 

Although tight end friendly coach Rob Chudzinski is gone, Olsen will remain Newton's second-favorite target. Brandon LaFell has shown few signs of progress and newcomers Domenik Hixon/Ted Ginn aren't the answer. Olsen will play virtually every snap and push for over 100 targets once again, leaving him on the back-end TE1 radar.

GM Dave Gettleman admitted that he doesn't know if Jonathan Stewart (ankles) will be ready for training camp.

 

"We'll see. Time will tell," Gettleman said. Stewart is coming off surgery on both of his ankles and did not participate in any of the offseason program. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert split the first-team reps. If Stewart can't participate fully in camp, the likelihood of a full-blown committee to start the regular season will increase. The Carolina backfield is as cloudy as ever.

The Panthers are de-emphasizing the zone read play under new OC Mike Shula.

 

During OTAs and minicamps, the Panthers did not practice very many option plays. The franchise wants Cam Newton to make plays from the pocket first and use his legs to create opportunities in the scrambling game. Essentially, Shula is planning on running more of a conventional offense that features base runs to the backs. It's a good thing for Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams, but it could lead to deflated rushing stats for Newton. In his first two NFL seasons, he's rushed 253 times for a jaw-dropping 1,447 yards and 22 touchdowns.

 

 

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I am not sold that our OL is competitive. We are certainly better at DT and the secondary is slightly upgraded but I am not sure how many games that will win us considering our schedule.Our OL is one injury from being in the same boat we were last year.

 

We will be sure to let Gettlemen and the other experts that there are some arm chair QB's on The Huddle that are just not sold on their direction.

 

I am sure it will go directly to the top on the list.....the list of shit to throw away.

 

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Meh, I think he's pointing out the obvious, we did have some issues, they did get addressed.   You make it seem like he didn't get any of the coaches input on the player they decided to go after.  I'm glad he's confident in the direction that he's taken this team, and I am too.   We have cap space, we didn't blow up our roster, and we added talent.  if he's really looking for a pat on the back then I'll give him one.

 

How many times have you heard a GM for any team come out and say "Man we really screwed up this off-season. I mean crapped the bed. Who is in charge of this circus??!!

 

Sorry I just remain dubious of this team

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Gettlemen has more knowledge cause he took the giants to the promise land a few times and won rings....

 

think it's time for charlotte to get a few rings :D

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I'm not liking our TE depth after Olsen. I really hope Gettleman picks someone up after training camp.

 

We have a freak at TE. Just needs some proper coaching imo. 

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We have a freak at TE. Just needs some proper coaching imo.


We've been hearing stuff like that for years about different TE's, until Greg came along.

The past has soured me a bit on this. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm hoping I will.

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B. Williams is a freak athlete, BUT he isn't healthy. Got to be able to practice if you want a roster spot.

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