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Sorenson says Gettis "Perpetually" Open in Tuesday's Camp.

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top dawg    8,651

Gettis apparently remaking his name for himself in Sorenson's latest ...'Didn't you used to be David Gettis?".  A wrinkle in the story of our receiving corps popped up Friday night, and not the plot has thickened even further.

 

 

Then he becomes David Gettis. On Friday against Chicago he leads the Panthers by catching three passes for 56 yards. In Carolina’s final practice in Spartanburg on Tuesday he’s perpetually open.

 

On one play he beats cornerback Josh Thomas off the line and sprints free down the left side. He’s open not by feet but by yards, several of them.

 

 

And, for those who believe Sorenson is just pumping the recent Gettis Kool-Aid:

 

Asked who played well in practice, coach Ron Rivera names Gettis.

 

Sorenson basically says that we will be keeping Smitty, LaFell, and Armanti Edwards. The rest are up in the air in his mind, including Domenik (Domenicked  Up) Hixon.

 

 

That’s four receivers, and that leaves Gettis, Domenik Hixon, Joe Adams and Kealoha Pilares to compete for the final spots.

 

Hixon, whom the Panthers signed as a free agent in April, was often injured as a New York Giant and has missed most of camp with an injured hamstring. He was a favorite for the third receiver slot before camp began.

 

 

And, to Sorenson and many, Gettis was the best of the rookies in 2010. 

 

Gettis, like LaFell and Edwards, was drafted by the Panthers in 2010, and as a rookie he was the best of them.

 

And the question that all inquiring minds would like answered:

 

If Gettis is all the way back, if he’s less a guy who runs fast than a receiver with speed, do you cut him?

 

At this point, I am thinking "Hell naw!"

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top dawg    8,651

This has been the most legit competition the Panthers have had a WR in a decade.

 

However it playes out, we win.

 

Have you kept your eyes on Gettis since Friday?

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panther4life    2,360

We won't miss Pilares... Adams is/ could still be the future at returner....

We just might have to keep 7...Not much point in stashing Hixon on I.R since he's on a 1 year deal

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top dawg    8,651

It's sucks that we're most likely gonna have to give up on Pilares and/or Adams really early in their careers

 

You can't keep them all. Regardless whoever we cut, these guys have so little miles that I am sure they'll have the opportunity to get on somewhere else.

 

Whoever is cut, it looks like it's just going to be a matter of the numbers game (which is somewhat odd to say here in Carolina).  Moreover, anyone who makes it this year may be gone the next. We're gonna have to make some room for the next big thing, so it was probably coming anyway.

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panthers90    545

I hope Cam and Gettis get more time together against Philly. I don't like hearing Gettis was that wide open and Cam couldn't find him.

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chknwing    14,195

This has been the most legit competition the Panthers have had a WR in a decade.

 

However it playes out, we win.

 

thats what gettleman wanted. competition in training camp to push the young players. they are stepping up to the challenge.

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KillerKat    10,948

We will keep 7. That 7th spot will be between Pilares and Adams. I think Adams. Let him learn under Ginn so that he can be our returner of the future.

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fieryprophet    6,834

I'll be blunt, if Ginn's horrible route-running from Thursday is all we'll get from him as a receiver this year than he really shouldn't be considered a lock unless we're going to keep someone based purely on his return skills, and the looks Kenjon Barner have gotten there combined with Pilares, Adams and Armond Smith's abilities doesn't make him that necessary.

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CRA    12,171

This has been the most legit competition the Panthers have had a WR in a decade.

However it playes out, we win.

There is no competition for our #1 or #2 WR spots...

Kinda sad that the most legit competition in a decade is who will be the 3 or 4....

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