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.