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Honestly, we may not even grab a FA WR. If we re-sign Ginn, the draft will predicate what we do and I see us double tapping on WRs. Maybe not in the first two rounds but overall in the draft.

Smith

Draftee

Ginn

Draftee

McNutt

King

It may not look sexy but it's a big possibility.

If we get a FA, I see Andre Roberts and Danario Alexander as guys we could look at.

I was really hoping to sign Danario Alexander too until I saw this a couple days ago... http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/07/danario-alexander-has-second-acl-surgery-on-injured-knee/

After having surgery last August to repair his ACL he had to have another surgery on the same ACL in January. He may not even be ready for the season this year.

I also think that if Ginn's asking price is too high, Gman might roll with King to take his place. But it's obvious Gettleman likes King and Mcnutt. So best case scenario at this point I believe is what you said, sign Ginn and draft two WR's.

Robinson in the first and Moncrief in the second please.

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Honestly, the thing that troubles me most about these decisions is that they assume Smitty will still be our number 1 WR. Smitty needs to be on the field, but as long as he's our main receiving threat the WR corps will not be as strong as it could be. In the past we used to talk about getting someone to complement Steve. This late in his career--if last year is any proof--we need to be talking about finding someone who can take over for him. And because none of the FA options represent a true #1 WR, especially at a price we can reasonably afford, I think the 1st round of the draft is going to be our best bet.

 

THANK YOU!  He should never have been a #1 WR, but to have been one for a decade?  Smitty would be a sure-fire hall of famer in a Wes Welker, slot role. 

 

I love his fire, his speed,and his leadership, but he should never have been a #1--never.  Hurney sucked--Lafell was the best WR he ever drafted--LAFELL!

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THANK YOU!  He should never have been a #1 WR, but to have been one for a decade?  Smitty would be a sure-fire hall of famer in a Wes Welker, slot role. 

 

I love his fire, his speed,and his leadership, but he should never have been a #1--never.  Hurney sucked--Lafell was the best WR he ever drafted--LAFELL!

 

Receivers drafted by Marty Hurney...

 

- Walter Young - 7th round, 2003

- Keary Colbert - 2nd Round, 2004

- Drew Carter - 5th Round, 2004

- Dwayne Jarrett - 2nd Round, 2007

- Ryne Robinson - 4th Round, 2007

- Brandon LaFell - 3rd Round, 2010

- Armanti Edwards - 3rd Round, 2010

- David Gettis - 6th Round, 2010

- Kealoha Pilares - 5th Round, 2011

- Joe Adams - 4th Round, 2012 (I had completely forgotten about him)

 

I'm depressed now :(

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Receivers drafted by Marty Hurney...

- Walter Young - 7th round, 2003

- Keary Colbert - 2nd Round, 2004

- Drew Carter - 5th Round, 2004

- Dwayne Jarrett - 2nd Round, 2007

- Ryne Robinson - 4th Round, 2007

- Brandon LaFell - 3rd Round, 2010

- Armanti Edwards - 3rd Round, 2010

- David Gettis - 6th Round, 2010

- Kealoha Pilares - 5th Round, 2011

- Joe Adams - 4th Round, 2012 (I had completely forgotten about him)

I'm depressed now :(

A dam monkey spinning a wheel with names on it could have drafted a better bunch.

This list is a good enough reason to have fired the guy. Then there was the contracts... How he stay employed for so long is beyond me.

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A dam monkey spinning a wheel with names on it could have drafted a better bunch.

This list is a good enough reason to have fired the guy. Then there was the contracts... How he stay employed for so long is beyond me.

 

Except that's not the full story.

 

I'm gathering the full story now.  I recommend you place any and all sharp objects out of reach before you read it.

 

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Receivers drafted by Marty Hurney...

- Walter Young - 7th round, 2003

- Keary Colbert - 2nd Round, 2004

- Drew Carter - 5th Round, 2004

- Dwayne Jarrett - 2nd Round, 2007

- Ryne Robinson - 4th Round, 2007

- Brandon LaFell - 3rd Round, 2010

- Armanti Edwards - 3rd Round, 2010

- David Gettis - 6th Round, 2010

- Kealoha Pilares - 5th Round, 2011

- Joe Adams - 4th Round, 2012 (I had completely forgotten about him

I'm depressed now :(

In time let's hope were saying the complete opposite about gettleman, this will likely be his first attempt draft picking a wide receiver, the guy is smarter than Hurney, you always felt like Hurney reached for players and position, I never see Gman doing the same, as someone has pointed out the guy always picks BPA even if it means stacking up one position like he did at the giants.

In a nutshell gettleman is a better talent evaluater than Hurney because of his scouting background, we have probably one of the most knowledgable GMs or player evaluation in the league, that may sound abit full on but I believe so.

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Kenny Britt has baller potential. Britt and Nicks are the two I would want. McCluster wouldn't be a bad pick up.

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Not much of an analyst are you? Maclin, Decker, Boldin and Hicks weak.

Any one of these guys would be a HUGE upgrade over LaFell. Sitting at 28 the chances of a TOP TIER WR in round 1 is very slim. Oh you can reach and take a 2nd round prospect in round one. Or you could take a smaller gamble and take on of these guys.

which receivers in the draft do you consider "top tier"?

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Here's the history of some of the guys we haven't drafted (and who we took instead)...

 

 

2003

 

Pick # 50 - Panthers take OL Bruce Nelson

Pick # 54 - Cardinals take WR Anquan Boldin

 

2005

 

Pick # 54 - Panthers select RB Eric Shelton

Pick # 61 - Chargers select WR Vincent Jackson

 

2006

 

Pick # 89 - Panthers draft OL Rashad Butler

Pick # 109 - Eagles draft WR Jason Avant

 

Pick # 121 - Panthers draft S Nate Salley

Pick # 130 - Giants draft WR Domenik Hixon

 

Pick # 234 - Panthers draft C Will Montgomery

Pick # 252 - Saints draft WR Marques Colston

 

2007

 

Pick # 45 - Panthers select WR Dwayne Jarrett

Pick #51 - Giants select (the other) Steve Smith

Pick #73 - Texans select WR Jacoby Jones

Pick # 78 - Packers select WR James Jones

Pick #79 - Jaguars select WR Mike Sims-Walker

 

Pick # 118 - Panthers select WR Ryne Robinson

Pick # 142 - Cardinals select WR Steve Breaston

Pick # 157 - Jets select WR David Clowney (who later signed with us)

 

2008

 

Pick # 67 - Panthers take S Charles Godfrey

Pick # 70 - Bears take WR Earl Bennett

Pick # 84 - Falcons take WR Harry Douglas

 

Pick # 181 - Panthers take DT Nick Hayden

Pick # 205 - Colts take WR Pierre Garcon

 

2009

 

Pick # 43 - Panthers draft DE Everette Brown (and trade up to do so)

Pick # 59 - Panthers draft S Sherrod Martin

Pick #84 - Steelers draft WR Mike Wallace

 

Pick # 93 - Panthers draft DT Corvey Irvin

Pick # 108 - Dolphins draft WR Brian Hartline

 

2010

 

Pick # 48 - Panthers select QB Jimmy Clausen

Pick # 60 - Seahawks select WR Golden Tate

 

Pick # 78 - Panthers select WR Brandon LaFell

Pick # 82 - Steelers select WR Emmanuel Sanders

 

Pick # 89 - Panthers (trading away future #33 overall) select WR Armanti Edwards

Pick # 101 - Buccaneers select WR Mike Williams

Pick # 108 - Raiders select WR/KR Jacoby Ford

 

 

2011

 

Pick # 65 - Panthers select DT Terrell McClain

Pick #82 - Chargers select WR Vincent Brown

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Hurney couldn't draft for offense to save his life (job).

 

The guy was about to make me no longer be a Panthers fan.

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Hurney couldn't draft for offense to save his life (job).

 

The guy was about to make me no longer be a Panthers fan.

 

That's just the receivers we passed on for inferior talent, and it's not an exhaustive list.

 

Trust me, if I posted some of the other talent we passed on, people would be clawing their eyes out :(

 

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That's just the receivers we passed on for inferior talent, and it's not an exhaustive list.

 

trust me, if I posted some of the other talent we passed on, people would be clawing their eyes out :(

 

 

Oh, I'm aware.

 

I was the conductor on the "fire Hurney train" for a very long time.

 

Look at our offensive roster and see what Hurney drafted.  It's enough to make you physically ill.

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