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Panthers Sign Avant to 1 Year Deal

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See that's an opinion I can respect, what I don't like is when people thinks this takes WR off the need list. I had that fear last year after we signed Hixon and Ginn, and sure enough we didn't draft a WR.

who is saying that WR is no longer a need? that might be an assumption you are making by people not freaking out over the state of the WR corps.

 

we are rebuilding the WR corps from scratch, mainly because what we had was essentially crap. what we are doing is outting theframework in place for a good up and coming WR to be built and what cotchery and avant bring is 1) much needed reliability and 2) solid vet presence and mentors for a very young WR that will/should see it's main components brought in this year. look at the temperment of these two guys and compare them to smitty. take away the attitude on the field and even then, whobdo you think would be better for building and mentoring? smitty has gotten better, but he was still lacking and that was never one of his strong suits. from what i can see, cotchery and avant are both pretty selfless role players and i think that is crucial for helping a young group of players grow into their roles.

 

like i said, these are reliable options for a young QB on the field and solid leaders for the young WRs. if you need to see comparisons as far as roles, look at cotchery as a moose type player and avant as proehl. no, they aren't perfect comparisons and i'm sure people will point out the differences, but the point is this. whoever we bring in will have solid pros to learn from that will help them grow like moose and proehl helped smith.

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Getts will bring in FA to fill holes where and when he can. He has assembled a rag tag receiver corps that if we had to we could go into the season with it. Getts also appears to be comfortable with his oline stable. We may not be, but he is and that's something isn't it?

Anyway, the point of all of what I just said was to say this, we have filled our holes with guys that can contribute. We have no glaring needs that doesn't have a body that can play the position if the season started tomorrow.

This is what will allow the Panthers to draft BPA. Do not be surprised if BPA at 28 is defense or something other than WR/OL.

 

i just want the same approach taken for WR to be taken for OT (or at least bring in some competition instead of waiting for the draft).that way you, can really take bpa and be comfortable with your roster.

 

but i also felt like bringing in Cole and resigning Dwon would lead to the panthers not taking a DT early, so hopefully im wrong again and a top ranked OT or WR will slide down the board.

 

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it is, but to play devils advocate, why not bring in an OT via FA as well? if several top ranked players slide to 28, and panthes select Moses, do you think that is truly the bpa? just asking questions, because im not a hater of DG, or fan yet.

 

we will not know because teams dont publish their big boards besides the dumbass cowboys. :goodjob:

 

I wish I could answer that question, DaCity, but it has me stumped.  They tried to get Collins, but after that they sorta quit looking.  Maybe they felt that the roster and/or the draft has better talent than what was out there.   They seem to be acting like they know something nobody else knows.

 

No, I am not a fan of Morgan Moses in the first round.  I honestly think a good WR will drop to us--Marqise Lee maybe? 

 

The OT will probably be a second rounder, in my opinion.  Billy Turner, Joe Bitonio, James Hurst, Jack Mewhort, etc.  Part of me wonders if they have checked out Cyrus or Tiny's knees and we will take a chance.  Frank Alexander, Star Lotulelei, now Cyrus in the second--we have a pretty good knee doctor here.  Heck, Gettlemen may feel a second round pick for a player with 4 years on his hoof is worth it--does not have to give him a big second contract (not sure I believe that).

 

If he can sign DeCoud, the secondary will become a veteran group playing smart behind that front 7.  I like the additions there.  They are solid players.

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I've liked Avant since before his NFL career.

Wanted him as a Panther when he came into the NFL.

I'm not disappointed at all with this addition.

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I found his rookie card no need to buy anymore

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Do you have at least one card of every player to wear the uniform (if a card was made of course)?

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i just want the same approach taken for WR to be taken for OT (or at least bring in some competition instead of waiting for the draft).that way you, can really take bpa and be comfortable with your roster.

but i also felt like bringing in Cole and resigning Dwon would lead to the panthers not taking a DT early, so hopefully im wrong again and a top ranked OT or WR will slide down the board.

I'm sure that it's being attempted but sometimes finances and talent don't mesh. This looks to be the case in the oline market. The money that these guys earned was crazy and we never could have paid it. We do have a lot of waiver wire un drafted untested lineman waiting for a shot so instead of getting a "victor Cruz WR". We could get a victor Cruz lineman.

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i just want the same approach taken for WR to be taken for OT (or at least bring in some competition instead of waiting for the draft).that way you, can really take bpa and be comfortable with your roster.

 

but i also felt like bringing in Cole and resigning Dwon would lead to the panthers not taking a DT early, so hopefully im wrong again and a top ranked OT or WR will slide down the board.

 

 

Well our WR corp was literally bare bones with just King, McNutt, Pilares. We needed vet presence there badly.

 

Other than Clabo, don't really see any OT to bring in that'll be vet min and have good upside.

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i am. he's a guy i wanted all along. in fact i wanted to draft him when he came out. not flashy, but as solid and reliable player as you will find. he catches anything coming to him and knows his role. he's the meat and potatoes type player that gets the ball moving forward and gives the QB someone he can count on.

having said all that, i still think we need to draft a WR early and double dip there. cam needs more weapons. he needs some lethal options and as good as i think avant is, he isn't lethal.

I agree. The signing are ok but we need to try to put some threats around Cam. We can be a ball control big play offense if we can draft some big play threats.

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Do you have at least one card of every player to wear the uniform (if a card was made of course)?

yes if any player has worn a Panther uniform and a card was made of them I own one, some players I obsess over and have too many.

 

 I'm one card short of owning every rookie card of Matt Moore that was made, that damn Upper Deck Artifacts autographed card is nearly impossible to find and when it does show up the seller wants a $100 bill for it only 30 of them made.

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