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Panthers Sign Avant to 1 Year Deal

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I may be the only one that is not ecstatic about this signing. I just don't feel it, still it is a signing and at a position of need. IF one thing is for sure is that there will be no wide outs taken in the first round maybe even the second round. For sure not the first.

 

These are short deals to aging players that project as number 3/4 wideouts. He is building the depth, not the front end. Just like he did last year with Colin Cole and Dwan Edwards. We still drafted Star and KK in rounds 1 and 2. I'm not afraid of ignoring WR if it is BPA at 28 or 60.

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True as that may be Xclown, it just happened that DT was a need and was the BPA at the same time. This year, I seriously doubt we take a WR in the first now. Since it is such a deep draft at that particular position, it would suggest that Gettleman will beef up the Oline first then get a play maker in the second or third or both. Which is fine, I just would have liked a wide out in the first. Given the nature of our picking order, we are essentially getting the cream of the crop of the next round. I.E. The best of the second at 28. Best of the third at 60 and so on and so forth.

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True as that may be Xclown, it just happened that DT was a need and was the BPA at the same time. This year, I seriously doubt we take a WR in the first now. Since it is such a deep draft at that particular position, it would suggest that Gettleman will beef up the Oline first then get a play maker in the second or third or both. Which is fine, I just would have liked a wide out in the first. Given the nature of our picking order, we are essentially getting the cream of the crop of the next round. I.E. The best of the second at 28. Best of the third at 60 and so on and so forth.

If it ain't Martin or Lewan not many OT rate higher then some of the WR. After the 1st 4 OT the rest are rated as 2nd to 3rd round players. There are 6 to 7 1st round rated WR'S.

BPA will most likely come down to 1 of the WR dropping in our laps.

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Morgan Moses would be a possible pick if Lewan or Martin are gone.

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Morgan Moses would be a possible pick if Lewan or Martin are gone.

Moses is a guy who will start at RT for a season and isn't rated that much higher then players you can get in the 2nd round who can do the same thing.

There are at least 6 wr rated higher then him.

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We have three solid WR now, including a project in McNutt. It's safe to say we're going OT in first round, unless somebody big and high on G-Man's board falls, which is a high possibility. God I want the draft to get here so bad.

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Were you shocked last year when we had a winning record and Cam was in the MVP conversation? Why should this year be any different? Because...?

Let me see if I can explain this to you. Last year we had a solid #2, and a couple #3. We were not a great passing team. But we did not pass nearly as much as most team. We were efficiently effective. And we went 12-4.

Right now we have 2 solid #2, and a handful of WR with potential. The team really likes Pilares, and the potential of Underwood, McNutt, and King. The sum of this years corp. very well could be better than the sum of last years corp..

Just because you don't see it, does not make it so. Just like the draft. Just because you fear we may not draft a WR high in the draft, does not mean we won't.

The thing is. You don't know. You have a penchant for speaking your mind with no regard to how it sounds. Fine by me. Just don't expect me to buy into the fact that we won't draft a WR this year, just because we didn't drat one last year.

I don't usually reply to you. For the plain fact you disregard others opinions too easily. But I take exception to you saying what we will, or will not, do.

With the talent at WR this year. There really is a good chance that BPA is actually a WR.

I concur wholeheartedly. We may have a WR corp. that can help Cam. But, we still need an influx of young talent at the position. 1, or even 2, WR need to be added through the draft. With Avant, and Cotch, we actually have the vet presence to actually aid in the development of the young corp..

We are close. But, IMO, we are still in need of an infusion of talent.

that's a serious question? lol. We've had the pieces in place since Cam's first year here to be great. They just hadn't yet figured out how to win but always came close which was so frustrating. Last year they were able to crack the code & finally get it done. I'm suppose to believe that w/ an entire new set of recievers & a QB coming off of surgery they are gonna be able to pull it together & make it happen again?....plz! I'm just not that delusional

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Wow another #4 we, y'all have to be crazy to think all these no names make our offense better than last year. This free agency gets a f u gman u suck as a gm

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The way I see it is last year we had a slot reciever either a #2 or #3 in Smitty, mixed with another slot receiver in a Ginn, which coming in was a #3-#4, and a "possession" receiver in Donald who was questionable a #4 but was a good blocker, and Hixon who saw one big catch. What we have now is atleast on par with that, and if we take a WR in 1st or 2nd, we will have better than last year. But don't be surprised to see Gettleman double dip on offensive lineman and wait until the third for a WR. I've never been this excited about a draft.

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Between Jason Avant, Jerricho Cotchery, and Tiquan Underwood, our WRs have some really cool names.

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Between Jason Avant, Jerricho Cotchery, and Tiquan Underwood, our WRs have some really cool names.

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We have three solid WR now, including a project in McNutt. It's safe to say we're going OT in first round, unless somebody big and high on G-Man's board falls, which is a high possibility. God I want the draft to get here so bad.

 

 

God I hope Gettelmen isn't thinking like this. You know only Cotchery (2 year) got more then a 1 year deal? 

So it doesn't seem like he's vested in these guys.

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that's a serious question? lol. We've had the pieces in place since Cam's first year here to be great. They just hadn't yet figured out how to win but always came close which was so frustrating. Last year they were able to crack the code & finally get it done. I'm suppose to believe that w/ an entire new set of recievers & a QB coming off of surgery they are gonna be able to pull it together & make it happen again?....plz! I'm just not that delusional

IMO, we have been a pretty good team for 1 1/2 years. We are 17-6 since Cam watched Peyton carve us up. So last year was not that surprising for me.

You make Cam's ankle surgery sound like some kind of major deal. He has been playing on it for 4 years. It was minor surgery to tighten up some loose cartilage. He will be fine. Don't you fret one little minute over that.

If you are worried about the chemistry between Cam and the WR? Don't. There will be plenty of time for them to get there timing down. Cam is a vet now. All the WRs need to do is be in the right place at the right time, and Cam will find them. Too many folks have made this an issue this year. It is really not that big of a deal. These guys are pros, they know what they are doing.

As for you being delusional? I think there are medications for that. The only folks worried about us taking a step back this year are the normal fretters. We are every bit as good as we were last year. And we still have the draft, cuts, and FA still to go.

I see no reason not to think that we can once again vie for a playoff spot. We still have a great Defense. We still have Cam. And all we really lost was Gross, and an aging, not a #1 Smitty. We will be fine. Check that. We will be right where we expect to be. Right in the thick of things.

Cam is a legitimate MVP candidate. Don't downplay that importance. Teamed with our D. We be good to go.

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