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Rivera says we are done signing linemen.

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I think we are likely done.  I don't know if Rivera can unpack his bags because it will be tough to go 10-6 with the toughest schedule in football.

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They mentioned on the panthers site that Wharton has practiced at both guard spots.   

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I'm re-watching the Ravens game right now and Gary Williams does not look that bad. He's staying on his blocks...Bell and Amini are having trouble. 

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I think the starting line right now can be respectable with Gross, Wharton, Kalil, Williams, and Bell.  Obviously Bell is going to be a liability, but he's not the worst person to ever play RT regardless of what some people think. 

 

I personally think Garry Williams has outplayed Silatolu in preseason which is disappointing since I thought Silatolu looked good down the stretch last year and was hoping for a good year from him.

 

I still wonder if they would consider putting Wharton at tackle, but coming off his injury and with age, I don't know if he could do any better than Bell

 

The issue still remains that there is zero quality depth and there is no way the Panthers aren't going to try to add O-Lineman come cut time.

 

The Panthers starting Oline ever as is will not be the worst in the league.  I just wonder is Mike Shula will be inventive enough to scheme to hide some of the deficiencies.

 

Wanting to be a power running team sounds great, but I don't know if that is feasible with this line, or even what is the best usage of Cam's skill set.

 

I don't want Cam to get hit all the time, but I also don't a redux of Jeff Davidson either

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Why?

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Riviera's face vs. the Panther's fan base 

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They mentioned on the panthers site that Wharton has practiced at both guard spots.

Expected that.

If Amini gets healthy, Wharton moves right.

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I'm re-watching the Ravens game right now and Gary Williams does not look that bad. He's staying on his blocks...Bell and Amini are having trouble.

I believe PFF backs this up too with the exception of when he whiffed at LG. Garry doesn't worry me, Amini and Bell totally do. Hell even Chris Scott has yet to worry me. Neither one of these guys are getting credit because almost no one rematches the line nor do they notice the line until they make a mistake. I would really be interested in seeing Gross / Wharton / Kalil / Scott / Williams

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I know I'm late but I want to play too.

Amini was having a bad preseason. There is no way around that. Wharton will solidify that left side. Williams was having a decent preseason. Better than most folks are saying. Bell can handle most, but has trouble with speed guys. You can help him with chips and RBs, so that does not concern me.

IMO, we aren't as bad as most folks make it out to be. Especially with Wharton back. It ain't the best line around, but it is better than most are predicting.

As for the Gettlemne debate. I am quite sure Accorsi and JR talked to him before the hire. Gettlemen knew Rivera was going to be the Coach. If he wasn't going to do everything in his power to make Rivera a success, why did he take the job?

Gettlemen is all in. He has to be. He would lose all credibility if he weren't. I mean, really. Why would he take the job if he was going to half-azz it? Who would trust him? What Coach would come here if he couldn't trust him? No one would want to deal with him if he was thought of as a GM who half-azzed it?

If we continue the success from the end of last year and make the playoffs. Rivera is going to be our Coach next year. And I can live with that. I sure hope the Rivera haterz, and Gettlemen, can live with it.

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Is history repeating the Shula past with tampa bay through the panthers?

 

Strong defensive head coach

great defensive team

Shula as OC

make playoffs but no further.

 

Fire HC and hire Gruden

get rid of Shula

win super bowl

 

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Is history repeating the Shula past with tampa bay through the panthers?

 

Strong defensive head coach

great defensive team

Shula as OC

make playoffs but no further.

 

Fire HC and hire Gruden

get rid of Shula

win super bowl

 

Oh he!! no :(

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F**k anything Person reports. He's nothing but a troll...

 

Someone on Twitter asked Joe Person to clarify that comment.  He said Rivera had stated that he was happy with the linemen we have.

 

That's still not really full context, but if that's what he actually said, it's a pretty big stretch to go from that to "no more linemen".

 

The most you can rightly get out of that is that we aren't signing anyone else "right now".  Says nothing about plans final cuts.

 

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