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#1 panther4life

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Anyone else surprised by this guy? Brilliant job by Gettleman to have the balls to double down on DT's.

 

Star was a 100% no brainer in my mind. Coming back and grabbing Short in the 2nd was not such an obvious choice but looks like a great one right now.

 

 

 

 

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#2 Razeyfingers

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

Actually I kind of thought this was a guy Rivera might have fought for over an O lineman that Gettles may have wanted.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:34 PM

Not surprised, he was mocked as a low  first round pick by quite a few people.  The fact that DT went from our biggest weakness, to potentially a duo that'll be here the next decade, is pretty amazing.  Star and Short complement each other well, but I do hope Dwan gets back so they can get a break without putting Fua out there.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:34 PM

KK is dat deal

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:38 PM

I wanted him in the second regardless of what we did in the first.  I saw a mock that had us taking him, and everything

looked perfect.  When I saw some mocks having Star falling to us in the first, I still felt we were so bad at DT we

should take Short if he were there.

 

sometimes dreams do come true.

 

only problem is, both are playing so well when it comes time to sign them to a new contract, I'm afraid we

won't be able to afford it, 2 years after signing Cam, and 1 year after signing Luke.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

I watched a lot if big 10 football last tear and saw the incredible potential of kk. He was just inconsistent. I am happy the panthers are getting that consistency out of him.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:42 PM

Not surprised, he was mocked as a low  first round pick by quite a few people.  The fact that DT went from our biggest weakness, to potentially a duo that'll be here the next decade, is pretty amazing.  Star and Short complement each other well, but I do hope Dwan gets back so they can get a break without putting Fua out there.

 

i think fua has been inactive for the last two weeks.  can someone confirm?



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

i think fua has been inactive for the last two weeks.  can someone confirm?

 

Saw him just wearing a t-shirt on the sidelines on Thursday.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

I watched a lot if big 10 football last tear and saw the incredible potential of kk. He was just inconsistent. I am happy the panthers are getting that consistency out of him.

 

I do believe the rotation really helps with his consistency...........



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

if we can trade for a number 1 wr I would love to double up on oline the same way in this draft

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

I wanted him in the second regardless of what we did in the first.  I saw a mock that had us taking him, and everything

looked perfect.  When I saw some mocks having Star falling to us in the first, I still felt we were so bad at DT we

should take Short if he were there.

 

sometimes dreams do come true.

 

only problem is, both are playing so well when it comes time to sign them to a new contract, I'm afraid we

won't be able to afford it, 2 years after signing Cam, and 1 year after signing Luke.

Impossible to project that, that's 4 years away, at which point the huge running back contracts we have will be off the books.  



#12 ed bell

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

TV money may kick the cap up quite a bit by then.

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#13 MadHatter

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

I do believe the rotation really helps with his consistency...........


I think you are correct.

He WAS the flat at Purdue. Guy got worn down. Not to mention that Purdue's offense sucked and the D was always on the field.

These are big men...hard to move that much mass all game without rest. Good rotation and our offense being at the top of the league in TOP is huge.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

I watched a lot if big 10 football last tear and saw the incredible potential of kk. He was just inconsistent. I am happy the panthers are getting that consistency out of him.

 

i noticed the same thing.

 

2 things going on...

too much weight

too many snaps

 

both were corrected.

 

one thing that has surprised me about both guys is how good they are in the things that were considered their weaknesses.

 

star was supposed to be great against the run (he is) but in pass rushing was a bit weaker (it's not, tho). kk was supposed to be great at getting to the passer (he is), but almost a liability against the run (he ain't, tho).

 

we have ourselves one great combo with a great complementary cast in cole and dwan (if dwan can get back on the field).

 

i love that with basically a blink of an eye we went from the interior of that DL being one of the weaker in the league to being one of the best.
 

in fact i live the turnaround on both sides of the ball over the years. 2010 we had one of the weakest offenses ever in the game to one of the best in 2011 (tho we're just now starting to get that back in that groove). in 2011 we went from being the worst D in the league to now one of the top three in the league.

 

i love it.

 

now the game day coaching is catching up to the talent and i've got to say i'm impressed.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

We've had an army of DEs active on gameday and then Kick in CJ and Hardy. Personally I prefer keeping our stars in their natural position but Dwan needs to get back healthy.




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