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Q & A with G-man, courtesy of Observer's Jones (edited with more commentary re: draft strategy)

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#11 Kevin Greene

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

 

Q. Ron Rivera is entering the final year of his four-year deal. With the improvements Ron has made from six to seven to 12 wins and a division title, and you’re a fair guy, is it fair for him to go into this season a lame duck coach, or do you want to extend him?

 
A. Well again, to answer your question, I said in the press conference, ‘I’ve got ultimate confidence in him.’ And that’s the exact quote. And I still do. So …
 

 

 

Don't really see why coaching in the last year of your deal is a problem.

Players play in the last year of there's all the time and often work even harder.

Work hard, kick ass, improve on this year and your pot of gold will be waiting.

Don't and.......



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

I think that you guys may be going overboard. G-man didn't say that he wasn't looking to draft Smitty's replacement, just that some of the answers for our WR corps in the future may be on the sidelines. He referenced Cruz, basically insinuating that no one knew that VC would become the playmaker that he is, but that they knew that he was talented and that they had to get him on the field.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:29 PM

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

I think that you guys may be going overboard. G-man didn't say that he wasn't looking to draft Smitty's replacement, just that some of the answers for our WR corps in the future may be on the sidelines. He referenced Cruz, basically insinuating that no one knew that VC would become the playmaker that he is, but that they knew that he was talented and that they had to get him on the field.

 

but the huge difference with that and this is Cruz killed the preseason. i remember him torching the Jets for 3 TDs in just that one preseason game, and some of us on here saying lets go ****** him up off their practice squad. McNutt nor King has had a game like Cruz in the preseason.
 



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:38 PM

What Gettleman said: Life after Steve Smith may include some of the guys already on the sidelines if they show they can perform well in games.

What The Huddle read: No new receivers. Ever. Eat poo and die.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

but the huge difference with that and this is Cruz killed the preseason. i remember him torching the Jets for 3 TDs in just that one preseason game, and some of us on here saying lets go ****** him up off their practice squad. McNutt nor King has had a game like Cruz in the preseason.
 

 

Trust G-man. You know the Panthers are already interested in Jordan Matthews, and Walter Football confirmed that the Panthers and Jared Abbrederis had a meeting at the Senior Bowl. G-man isn't a fool, just methodical.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

Trust G-man. You know the Panthers are already interested in Jordan Matthews, and Walter Football confirmed that the Panthers and Jared Abbrederis had a meeting at the Senior Bowl. G-man isn't a fool, just methodical.

 

he is no fool, but this team has ignored the position with decent talent for a long time. i just have my reservations. the panthers have worked out numerous WRs over the last 2 years but have yet to get one. we are due one early this year.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:51 PM

he is no fool, but this team has ignored the position with decent talent for a long time. i just have my reservations. the panthers have worked out numerous WRs over the last 2 years but have yet to get one. we are due one early this year.

We also ignored going for obvious talent at DT until last year.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:52 PM

Trust G-man. You know the Panthers are already interested in Jordan Matthews, and Walter Football confirmed that the Panthers and Jared Abbrederis had a meeting at the Senior Bowl. G-man isn't a fool, just methodical.

 

 

I do trust Gman will make a well informed decision taking in all the variables and the big picture.

No tunnel vision focusing on one player and doing whatever is needed in say offering a prime future draft pick to gain access to a player you looked at pre-draft.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

Don't really see why coaching in the last year of your deal is a problem.
Players play in the last year of there's all the time and often work even harder.
Work hard, kick ass, improve on this year and your pot of gold will be waiting.
Don't and.......

Yeah, the whole "lame duck" thing is way overblown. As long as he has say in personal decisions and maintains normal control of the team as a coach, he's not a "lame duck" regardless whether or not he's on the last year of his contract.



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