Come on. We/He knew in February the right side of the line was poor--answer: 4th round G from Valdosta State who was projected by most to go 7/FA. I think Gman has been watching the wire for a good RT / vet RG for a while. He brought in Wharton for a reason. To suggest that everyone wants it done "right now" is inaccurate unless by "right now" you mean the entre offseason, but it does serve your argument well.
Let;s pretend for a moment that one person unaffiliated with the Panthers and the NFL does not have all the answers: There is no right answer, no simple solution. There are many ways to address the issue, but the issue must and will be addressed. Is "do nothing" an option? If you want to tank the season.
I see what your saying but look at it like this.
First we had no cap flexibility in Feb. Then we used our first picks in the draft to upgrade our DT position. By the time we had the cap space to negotiate, all the quality free agents were either gone or retired.
Second...I mean look at this forum.. coming into the year most people were talking about Amini is not even a worry on the OL. He has probably been only slightly better than Garry Williams and Bell. By the third preseason game, we are sitting here wondering how is Cam going to survive the year. We brought back basically the same OL that played fairly well at the end of the year. Matter of fact with Kalil coming back, theoretically we upgraded the OL. So coming into the season, whether or not our OL play was going to be as attocious as it is now is up for debate.
Third... How much of our poor OL play can be contributed to playing good defensive teams. I mean the Eagles had 7 sacks against the Jags last night..(i know it's the jags). Chicago basically ruined Matt Flynns career to the point Terrell Pryor might be starting and he just learned how to throw. Baltimore is baltimore and I think they will 4 ever have a good defense. Maybe we don't suck as bad as we think...............o.k. I know that's wishful thinking.
Fourth... What effect is the full offense going to have on the running and passing game... Shrugs.. maybe nothing but who knows. I know last year the read option really slowed down speed rushes on the outside. But who knows.
I don't think we have a do nothing mentality I think it was more like a Step 1-10 process. Step 1. Upgrade the DT position which has been a weakness since 05. Step 2. Try to upgrade secondary with little to know cap flexibility. Step 3. etc..etc...
Like I said in earlier post, I think our FO feel like the talent is there just not the execution. However I think with the hammy on Silatolu and our stellar luck with players coming off hamstring issues, we will make moves as soon as we can on cut day. I'm pretty sure OL will be addressed in 2014, but there is only so much you can do.