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Another Glimpse at G-man's team-building philosophy

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Well, this is yet another quote from Bryan Strickland's piece on Panthers.com, and this time it gives you a vision of Dave Gettleman's ideal roster.

 

"You want to keep developing your players, developing your talent so that you can have sustained success," Gettleman said. "From a personnel standpoint, you obviously need to have your quarterback. We have our quarterback. The next thing you really want is a nice spread of age across your roster – the wily veterans that know what it takes, the guys that are in the prime of their career and the young guys that are contributing. Something that was exciting for us last season was that at meaningful times, we had six rookies on the field on defense.

 

 

Of course if you're like me, you automatically started thinking about McNutt and King, and how they are going to get a fair opportunity to compete, but then you have to think about FA. What veteran are we going to bring in to complete his vision? Does he employ this same philosophy to specific positions, or is he just making a generalization about the dynamic of the roster as a whole (or both)? Mikell, Godfrey, Anderson, to Lester and Norman...oh, the beautiful implications.

 

And (if you didn't know), yes, I am enjoying this. I love me some Gettleman.

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I don't think talented players are nearly as important to winning as motivation and a good coaching staff. The Ravens the year before last, and the 2 Giants teams that beat the Patriots were all under-talented for SB teams, and still won the big one. I think both because of coaching staffs and motivation. I think we had that this past year and if we can just add a little more depth and talent in the draft/FA, without losing key pieces like Gross, Mitchell, Ginn, (possibly) Hardy, then we can keep that motivation and have a legitimate shot at winning it all. We need to get it done soon though, Gross and Smitty absolutely deserve it, and we all know their time's running out.

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all I heard in that interview was.............. "sustained success"

 

something no Panther fan has ever experienced.

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It will be very interesting to see how he maneuvers the next 3 months with FA's the draft and re-signings.  I don't know how much he can do right now and if he truley takes BPA that will leave a lot of band-aids and 1 year deals with 2nd and 3rd tier FA's left to pick up the slack.  I have faith but this is a very difficult process and to hit a homerun in back-to-back years is even harder.

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mcnutt and king are future HOFers.......... :dw:

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i just checked the stat sheet from last year and there's no mention of a mcnutt or king

not sure who these mythical beasts are but if we're putting our future on them then it's time to start terminating front office contracts

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I don't think talented players are nearly as important to winning as motivation and a good coaching staff. The Ravens the year before last, and the 2 Giants teams that beat the Patriots were all under-talented for SB teams, and still won the big one. I think both because of coaching staffs and motivation.

Agree 100%. It could also be argued that the Seahawks were under-talented in regard to the offensive "weapons" positions that everyone is clamoring for.

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I don't think talented players are nearly as important to winning as motivation and a good coaching staff. The Ravens the year before last, and the 2 Giants teams that beat the Patriots were all under-talented for SB teams, and still won the big one. I think both because of coaching staffs and motivation. I think we had that this past year and if we can just add a little more depth and talent in the draft/FA, without losing key pieces like Gross, Mitchell, Ginn, (possibly) Hardy, then we can keep that motivation and have a legitimate shot at winning it all. We need to get it done soon though, Gross and Smitty absolutely deserve it, and we all know their time's running out.

Best team in the NFL in 07 were the Patriots

07 Giants had Lady Luck with them in the Super Bowl......sometimes that happens. Patriots win that game majority of the time if replayed.....they were better despite NY being a good matchup.

Overall, I still believe NFL is largely a talent driven league. Talent more important than coaching overall.

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Agree 100%. It could also be argued that the Seahawks were under-talented in regard to the offensive "weapons" positions that everyone is clamoring for.

Hawks had the most talented D in the NFL.....and they were champs bc of it.

People like to focus on the sexy O talent positions......but the Hawks had absurd talent. They just weren't built like some think you need to be.

But under talented doesn't describe them. They had so much talent......they could be weak at positions deemed big in today's NFL

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Agree 100%. It could also be argued that the Seahawks were under-talented in regard to the offensive "weapons" positions that everyone is clamoring for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the seahawks recieving corps are pretty stout. Kearse,Tate and Baldwin are better than our top 3. Throw in a healthy Harvin? And you cant forget Lynch...

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the seahawks recieving corps are pretty stout. Kearse,Tate and Baldwin are better than our top 3. Throw in a healthy Harvin? And you cant forget Lynch...

OL is also better

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any coach in this league would tell you you win with jimmies and joes not x's and o's. any coach.

talent is what wins games.

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