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Gettis is very much in play for the WR3 spot per Joe Person


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#1 top dawg

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:52 AM

Getting tired of David Gettis threads yet?  Well too bad if you are because he is really the hottest thing burning in Panther Land these days. He is earning every bit of his praise with his consistently good play. And, frankly, there is no reason to believe he will fall off.  Joe Person says: "After another strong showing, David Gettis firmly in mix for Carolina Panthers’ No. 3 receiver spot".

 

 

“I’m very excited for David. He stepped up and played a very good football game, and I told the players I thought it was a very inspirational effort he gave,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “Some guys can learn from guys who are playing hard and doing their best to make this football team.”

 

Gettis, who turns 26 this month, has been the Panthers’ leading receiver in both of their exhibitions. He’s yet to catch a pass from Cam Newton, although that could change.

 

Asked if Gettis’ play was putting pressure on Hixon, Rivera said: “It’s putting a lot of pressure on a lot of guys.”

 

 

Let it also be known that Person also said that Hixon is "on the clock".

 

Like I basically said last week: You may be able to keep a job while on the mend, but you certainly can't win a job while on the bench.  You certainly aren't going to win one with the likes of David Gettis showing the hunger and desire to do what it takes not only to land a roster spot, but win a starting spot.  

 

Gettis is making a strong statement with his play. Read between the lines, and Rivera is making a strong statement also.  

 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:02 AM

Gettis>>>>Armanti

Gettis is A LOT faster, and he's actually caught a TD pass before.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:10 AM

See but that's the thing that has always pissed me off about our approach. What happened to earning a spot for every position? There's only a handful of guys a year who should have their spot guaranteed. For some reason, we've done the opposite. Almost every spot is designated before the season starts and only one or two are really open for competition.

Hixon hasn't done poo for this team! And again, his career best was only as good as Gettis' rookie season, yet, he's sat on his ass up to this point through preseason and fully expected to be given his spot. That pisses me off, and I suspected that was his mindset b/c why else would a guy on the fringe just continually be comfortable in sitting out this long?

I'm almost willing to put money down on him playing this week, now.

Gettis is the guy who should have his spot guaranteed. Not some career slot receiver who can't stay healthy that has no prior history with our team and is watching everyone else put in work.

Idk, for Person to even ask if its putting pressure on Hixon, as though Hixon has already laid claim to a roster spot over Gettis, who has worked hard for 3 years now... That just irks me.

Gettis better be on this team, and he better be given the opportunity to contribute.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:29 AM

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:13 AM

Hixon is just flat out better than Ginn, Edwards, Adams, and Plilares. He is guaranteed a spot by default. 

 

And lets be real, Gettis is also in contention for the number 2 spot. 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:35 AM

No one has stepped up for the #6 and #7 spots. You can make an arguement for the #5 spot as well. In preseason, the only receivers that have actually done something is Smith, LaFell, Gettis, and Ginn. Edwards had a couple of catches but that's it. If no one else steps up besides those 4 or 5, Hixon will make the team. It's not like he's a rookie either. He doesn't have to prove he's got the skills to do what he does. When healthy, he's easily the #4 WR at least.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:36 AM

Hixon is just flat out better than Ginn, Edwards, Adams, and Plilares. He is guaranteed a spot by default. 

 

And lets be real, Gettis is also in contention for the number 2 spot. 

 

No he isn't.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:43 AM

No he isn't.

 

Edwards, Adams, and Pilares have done nothing in the NFL. 

 

Ginn is a returner first and foremost. You think Ginn is better than Hixon? 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

Edwards, Adams, and Pilares have done nothing in the NFL. 

 

Ginn is a returner first and foremost. You think Ginn is better than Hixon? 

 

 

I was saying your whole Gettis is in contention for the 2 spot is horse poo.

 

Lafell is the number 2 this season unless injured. Get use to it.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:58 AM

almost. there.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:36 AM

See but that's the thing that has always pissed me off about our approach. What happened to earning a spot for every position? There's only a handful of guys a year who should have their spot guaranteed. For some reason, we've done the opposite. Almost every spot is designated before the season starts and only one or two are really open for competition.

Hixon hasn't done poo for this team! And again, his career best was only as good as Gettis' rookie season, yet, he's sat on his ass up to this point through preseason and fully expected to be given his spot. That pisses me off, and I suspected that was his mindset b/c why else would a guy on the fringe just continually be comfortable in sitting out this long?

I'm almost willing to put money down on him playing this week, now.

Gettis is the guy who should have his spot guaranteed. Not some career slot receiver who can't stay healthy that has no prior history with our team and is watching everyone else put in work.

Idk, for Person to even ask if its putting pressure on Hixon, as though Hixon has already laid claim to a roster spot over Gettis, who has worked hard for 3 years now... That's just irks me.

Gettis better be on this team, and he better be given the opportunity to contribute.


Well said. I don't think that philosophy works in New England with Bill Cheatacheck. The best players should play

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

All Gettis has to do is keep getting better and making plays from there his play will move him up on the depth chart.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:22 AM

well, if Person said it.......



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:54 AM

@_McBeastie: @jjones9 any notes on Gettis? Running better routes? Or relying on speed/poor coverage. Hands are definitely there.

@jjones9: @_McBeastie in my book he's no. 5 wr as it stands today. has ability to move up (down too). been impressed thru 2 games

Here's JJ replying to someone asking about Gettis yesterday

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

Has yet to catch a pass from Cam Newton hmmmm with Cam being the starter that might be important. Ill say it again I like Gettis but if you think he's challenging Lafell your crazy. He isn't even playing against starters yet.


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