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#1 ItsNotGonnaBeAlright

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:05 PM

Now that the final 53 is listed and all the other cuts have been made around the league, where could the team use some upgrades?

And don't just throw out a position. Tell me who should be brought in, and who on the roster they should replace.

Just curious.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:11 PM

I'm curious to know what some of you think of Lavelle Hawkins. Made some nice plays this pre season. He's definitely talented but he seems to have a problem controlling himself. I think he took 2 unsportsmanlike penalties against the Vikings, one for taking off his helmet after he returned a kick.

Maybe Ricky and Smitty can mentor him. He's 27 years old so it may be too late to try and change him. I know it's a long shot since this organization doesn't have a history of taking chances on these type of guys. But he's a playmaker and you can never have too many of those.

Numbers aren't all that impressive but some of his highlights are. With 5 wide outs currently on the roster he may be worth a look.

#3 Kuech the Sneak

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:12 PM

Jake Scott OG who played alot with the first team in Detroit and was apparently decent could be an upgrade on the oline

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

I'd take Marvin Austin for depth.

 

It makes too much sense not to happen.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:18 PM

I'd take Marvin Austin for depth.

It makes too much sense not to happen.


@jjones9: Gotta a few folks asking about Marvin Austin as a pickup for the Panthers. For a couple of reasons, not a good fit

Apparently not

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:20 PM

I can live with the Josh's at CB.....I still maintain S play the last 2 years has been more costly than any other spot on D. Unfortunately, they aren't gonna bother with that

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

I can live with the Josh's at CB.....I still maintain S play the last 2 years has been more costly than any other spot on D. Unfortunately, they aren't gonna bother with that


Same, would love to see mikell signed but I think that ship sailed awhile ago

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:31 PM

There's plenty of available upgrades like mikell and even Kerry Rhodes, but I don't know if they're gonna go after anymore players tbh. I would like to see some offensive lineman brought in more than anything

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:37 PM

@jjones9: Gotta a few folks asking about Marvin Austin as a pickup for the Panthers. For a couple of reasons, not a good fit

Apparently not

What reasons?

 

Gettleman scouted him when he was in NY. Even if he's injured/sick whatever he is, just stash him. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:40 PM

There's plenty of available upgrades like mikell and even Kerry Rhodes, but I don't know if they're gonna go after anymore players tbh. I would like to see some offensive lineman brought in more than anything

rhodes has been black balled because he's gay.

 

rather you agree or not is irrelevant. teams wont sign him.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:01 AM

I'd take Marvin Austin for depth.

It makes too much sense not to happen.


THIS!!!!!!

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:01 AM

CB, DT, WR, S.

Oh yea, same needs from like a year ago.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:05 AM

CB, DT, WR, S.

Oh yea, same needs from like a year ago.


Star, Dwan, Short and Cole...and you still see that as a 'need' position? :blink:

Not dead sold on all the others either, but DT is the most obvious.

#14 mwright350

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:07 AM

Yeah I'd kind of like to know why Austin isn't even on the table if he's not.

 

The "reasons" would be nice to see rather than just the statement, I thought he'd be worth a look.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:09 AM

Star, Dwan, Short and Cole...and you still see that as a 'need' position? :blink:

Not dead sold on all the others either, but DT is the most obvious.

 

Chuck has got some of that drank in him.




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