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Best Answer Frizzy350, 07 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

Just because you have bodies at a position doesnt mean you don't have a need. If any one thinks we can compete with this current crop of receivers, you are sadly, hilariously, mistaken. 

 

Its as good if not better than last year's group at receiver, and we won the NFC South with those guys.

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#106 KillerKat

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:38 PM

Problem is this isn't some intern at some shitty company making shitty money. These are athletes, being paid very well, with numerous professional coaches who have been around the league for quite a long time with them there when they need them. There are also many many more players on the team, some of which have also been around the league for quite some time. Let's be real here. These players either want the money and the bright lights, or they want the game and to cement their place in it's history.


It's the same philosophy. You hang around your fellow players way more than the coaches. If you have a fellow teammate backing you up, it makes a big difference.

Bottom line, players have a higher probability of succeeding when they have another player who is ready to show them the ropes. That philosophy goes with anything anywhere you go. Environments influence people.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:38 PM

If you ever were in a locker room in college or the pros you would know that coaches are not there all the time and much goes under the radar in the locker room. Players who hold each other accountable and yet are accessible and care about each other on a personal level are invaluable in a locker room and make a huge difference. Players are not going to coaches when they are struggling or have problems for fear that any problem or weakness will hurt their chances to make the team.Particularly when they are at risk of not making the roster or are struggling for playing time. They go to leaders on the team like Thomas Davis who understand the fear and doubt and issues.
Coaches do their job but it is older players and vets who control the locker and determine the culture there.

And honestly it is hard to know how much to blame any one person for our poor drafting history with wide receivers. While I wouldn't blame Smitty for their failures, he also did little to help them. I remember that for 1 camp I think Jarrett said that Smitty refused to talk to him until he made the final team. It was Smitty's way. For much of his career he was somewhat of a loner and didn't get that involved with other players let alone the rookies and bubble players.


Please forgive me if I'm not going to bring out the violin for Dwayne Jarrett.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

But wait, we are too far into free agency. You can't sign guys this late and win the super bowl...

#109 Frizzy350

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:43 PM

Avant is reportedly one of the most sure-handed receivers in the NFL, so that makes him better bet than LaFell in my book, notwithstanding that LaFell may have better YAC (though I am not sure).

 

Come on now, anyone who has been watching the Panthers the past 3 years knows all of LaFell's YAC are garbage stats.  Guy could only produce when his route happened to hit the soft spot in defenses, he didn't make people miss or consistently win battles against man coverage.



#110 panthers55

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:43 PM

Please forgive me if I'm not going to bring out the violin for Dwayne Jarrett.

Like usual you pick out some barely relevant detail and miss the whole point of the post.



#111 SgtJoo

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:44 PM

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#112 Mr. Scot

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:45 PM

We sure don't have a sexy wide-out group but its already better than last year's.

 

Well, if you want sexy, the video for the annual Top Cat audition is up on the team site.

 

(also referred to as the annual "why don't I ever get to judge stuff like this?" event by many huddlers)

 

 



#113 csx

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:46 PM

With little money tied up in WRs we have an opportunity to really go after the position in these next two draft and get the guys we will see here for years to come.

 

 



#114 panthers55

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:46 PM

It's the same philosophy. You hang around your fellow players way more than the coaches. If you have a fellow teammate backing you up, it makes a big difference.

Bottom line, players have a higher probability of succeeding when they have another player who is ready to show them the ropes. That philosophy goes with anything anywhere you go. Environments influence people.

Exactly.  Most industries/franchise systems/companies use mentors so experienced guys help out the newbies.  Mentors show you what works and often don't have to parrot the company line.  Coaches on the other hand have to stay between the lines. 



#115 SOJA

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

So it's official then. LT is now the biggest need on the roster. WR still a need but we no longer are relying on King McNuttatron to save us

 

 

If we come out of the draft with a LT and a playmaker at WR 

 

 

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#116 TheRed

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Like usual you pick out some barely relevant detail and miss the whole point of the post.


You chose to pick him as your example, please don't blame that on me. No need to be rude.

#117 panthers55

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

You chose to pick him as your example, please don't blame that on me. No need to be rude.

What you call rude I call pointing out a major flaw in your thinking which you can work on if you want people here to actually consider your arguments valid.  Your choice to ignore or benefit from it.



#118 ItsNotGonnaBeAlright

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

Panthers have decent signing -> posters having a barely related argument in thread.



#119 mc52beast

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

Wow, to think that just a few days ago this place was ready to implode. You guys have to get rid of that "gotta have it now" mentality and let things play out. Dave knows WTH he's doing, give him time and this team will be vying for the NFC title every year.



#120 Frizzy350

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:51 PM   Best Answer

Just because you have bodies at a position doesnt mean you don't have a need. If any one thinks we can compete with this current crop of receivers, you are sadly, hilariously, mistaken. 

 

Its as good if not better than last year's group at receiver, and we won the NFC South with those guys.




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