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Gettleman switches scouting services

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This isn't all that surprising. Gettleman has worked within and with BLESTO for pretty much his entire career. It's his comfort zone. 

agreed and it was only a matter of time. in fact i kind of expected it earlier than this but i think it was just a matter of him wanting to give national scouting a chance before switching.

 

i like that it's happening.

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This only makes sense. As Gettleman knows the tendencies of BLESTO, he can better analyze, and/or make the decisions on certain players. IE: He has a better feel. With National, not so much; presuming. 

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agreed and it was only a matter of time. in fact i kind of expected it earlier than this but i think it was just a matter of him wanting to give national scouting a chance before switching.

i like that it's happening.

Does your gut tell you this is an isolated move or a first move with others to come?

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We're the only one that made the playoffs out of that bunch

 

True. But the Steelers and Giants have each won two Super Bowls in the past 10 years. Success in scouting cannot be determined buy looking through a microscope at a single season. These organizations collect info but it is still up to the team to make a decision with it.

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Does your gut tell you this is an isolated move or a first move with others to come?

 

i think there will be others to come, but no sweeping changes all at once. there may be a couple changes to the scouting and personnel office, but most everything will continue with who we have, only with a lot more education. i think those who get replaced will be those who have trouble adjusting to the new philosophy. 

 

i am just curious to see who we bring in for visits.

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Dumb question perhaps but why can't you be part of both?

 

Good question.

 

Basically nobody hires two independent vendors. Whether it is your accountant or a marketing firm or a defense firm you pick one. Not only would it be doubly expensive but usually the vendor would insist on being a sole pick.

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This won't make a huge difference except in making G-man more comfortable.  It's like he's going from Windows to Mac. 

 

I would bet that if you take 10 random draft picks and look at the reports from each of them they'll be very similar.  With Gettleman history with BLESTRO he can probably pick up the phone and talk to any scout they have directly.  He's got a history with them and that's more important then the service they're providing comparable to National.  

 

I wouldn't be surprised if Gettleman talked to some of those guys last year.  It was just too last to really switch.

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Would feel better if we had the same scouts as seattle. They are obviously way ahead of us and those other garbage teams in talent evaluation,

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4 Superbowls in the past 8 years.  For it to be a small group, they sure are dominating the Super Bowl hunt.

Yeah, that's not exactly an exciting bunch to be with.

 

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Looks like a good move on the surface. However, like so many other moves in the NFL, we will have to wait four or five years to see if this gleans some real results, especially for our later round picks. I'd like to stop cutting every single 7th rounder we pick...

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“Their philosophy was the way I was raised,” Gettleman said Monday. “Height, weight, speed are important, but not the end-all, be-all. It truly was about evaluating the guy as a potential prospect and player.”

BLESTO was founded in the 1960s and is an acronym for “Bears, Lions, Eagles and Steelers Talent Organization.” The Bears and Eagles have since left BLESTO, which now is comprised of eight teams: Carolina, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Washington, Detroit, Minnesota and the New York Giants.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/03/4661223/panthers-dave-gettleman-switch.html#.UvAjDPy9Kc0#storylink=cpy

 

well that's quite a roster of poo.

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