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What the hell is on Gettleman's mind?

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Forget about the bandaid fix with the current crop of free agents. To quote a former Panther HC,"It is what it is". My belief is that G-Man has a plan for next year (up grade the offense and defensive backfield).

We wil just have to ride this season out and look forward to next year,i know this  statement sounds familiar but G-Man isn't Hurney,so far I have confidence in the man.

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DG is looking at 14 and beyond.

 

It's RR's job to win this year, it's DG's going forward.

 

DG wants his own guy, and Ron ain't it.

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This staff takes 0 chances. Its the same if we didn't draft em we don't want em approach. Not to mention if a player has any history he's off the boards.

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Let's get specific.

 

Tell me what FA we should have signed to improve our team.

 

Then look at who her would replace. 

 

Compare what we would have had to pay the new guy.  (And possible add any money we'd owe if we kept the old player as a backup or owed if we cut him)

 

Is the upgrade to the position worth the extra money?

 

Take into account if it's a one year band-aid or a longer term fix.  Does it make sense to spend an extra 2 million in salery cap for a guy who is only a little bit better than they guy we already have.

 

For instance, Windston Justice is a name a lot of people said we should sign.  He just signed with the colts for a little under 800,000.  He's their backup swing tackle, so he's not even starting.  We're paying Bell about 500,000 and we'd still owe it if we cut or kept him so say we keep him.  Is he 800,000 dollars better than Bell?  Is it worth typing up 800,000 as a starter or a backup that we could use towards a much, much better tackle instead of one that's only a little better.

 

FYI, this is just an example and I think Justice is worth the extra money as Bell has shown he's horrible against speed rushers.  Winston would have started at RT and I'd have tried Bell at Guard.  I think Gettleman felt like it wasn't that much of an upgrade.  Before Gerry Williams injury and how that side played together at the end of last year I might have agreed but not now.  Hindsight is 20/20.

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Will Gettlemen pay Cam? That is the assumption.  Here is what I would do, until he shows me that he is a true franchise QB:

 

Let him play this season and next season.  No extension.  Draft a QB.  Franchise Cam and try to trade him (if he doesn't fit in). 

 

Cam has done nothing to earn a $20 million per year deal.  However, he might  have value in another system.   We do not want to find ourselves in a situation where we have no options and have to pay him.

 

I just think it is a mistake to say, at this time, that we can count on paying Cam $20 million per season starting next year or even the next.  He is not worth it---yet.

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Another thought about Gettlemen:  I think his moves have been excellent.  His draft was excellent, his hard-ball approach to the ridiculous Hurney contracts was great.   Even when Marty had cap room, when did he ever do this well?" 

 

Chase Blackburn,  LB

Quinten Mikell, SS

Dwan Edwards, DT

Capt. Munnerlyn CB

DJ Moore, CB

Ted Ginn, WR/KR

Hixon WR

Travelle Wharton, G/T

Scott, G

Mitchell S

 

Never even close.  And Sure he created some dead money--actually, Hurney did---but to do this while cutting $25 million in cap room is tremendous.

 

The draft also showed vision, getting starting-caliber players in the fifth and sixth rounds-people went ape when we drafted a LB and RB.  However, it is looking as if Beason and at least one of Double trouble will be gone. 

 

Gettlemen's next move will be a trade or a free agent to play RT.  Bell has 1 more game.

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Calm, grasshopper. Things will work out. Gett Dawg has the future of his franchise in mind. In the meantime we're going to have to slog through a season or two of garbage time.

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I'm not at all certain that he is all in with this team, or with Cam as far as that goes.Don't know what hIs plan is, maybe just to blow the whole thing up and start from scratch.It has been said that it is unwise to get attached to individual players, maybe we should heed that advice with our new GM.

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I'm not at all certain that he is all in with this team, or with Cam as far as that goes.Don't know what hIs plan is, maybe just to blow the whole thing up and start from scratch.It has been said that it is unwise to get attached to individual players, maybe we should heed that advice with our new GM.

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Sorry for the double post, thumb typing sucks

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fans shouldn't sit around reaching for answers that aren't given to them straight.   You can make certain justifiable assumptions, but don't go overboard trying to figure all this out. 

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I honestly don't expect any general manager to open up and tell us anything.

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