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#11 TANTRIC-NINJA

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:06 AM

Avant and Cotchery give them two vets that can run a route tree and are decent red zone targets. With the assumed drafted Wrs competetion in camp will be like no other with McNutt, King, rookie X, Rookie Y.

I do think bc they will need to replace Avant(1yr deal) they will keep at least 6 WRs for developmental purposes.

It is not an exciting core of WRs but i do think Avant and Cotchery gives them more stability at WR...Smitty with size limitations and Lafell with Lafell limitations.

Perfect bunch of vets to help Cam this season and transistion the rookie WRs to a prosperous and successful year 2.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:06 AM

The Carolina Panthers have made quite a few small moves at wide receiver this offseason, I think a roundup is in order for the casual fan.

 

Featured on their roster are nine total wide receivers.

 

Jason Avant,  6'0, 9 years exp

Brenton Bersin, 6'3, 1 year exp

Toney Clemmons, 6'2, 1 year exp

Jerricho Cotchery, 6'1, 11 years exp

Tavarres King, 6'1, 2 years exp

Marvin McNutt, 6'2, 2 years exp

Kealoha Pilares, 5'10, 4 years exp

Tiquan Underwood, 6'1, 6 years exp

RJ Webb, 6'2, 2 years exp

 

The Panthers typically keep up to 5 receivers on their regular season roster. Looking at this list, one could speculate that Bersin, Clemmons, Webb, and King are the odd men out. If the Panthers do draft one or more wide receivers in May, McNutt and Pilares are on the bubble. Yes, I know McNutt almost caught one pass against Atlanta last season. Cut it out.

 

This leaves the main players on the roster currently. Here is a bit on them individually.....

 

Jerricho Cotchery - The field general of the group. A solid number three with veteran savvy and more importantly an ability to make those around him better. A real asset in the locker room, perhaps a mentor for the younger guys (possibly drafted?).

 

Tiquan Underwood - A former 7th round selection that has managed to stick in the NFL and produce. You should not discount that fact, it shows real drive. He had 4 touchdowns last season and averages 18 yards a reception while being thrown to by inferior talent in Tampa Bay. Underwood could be poised to have a break out year with an actual legitimate QB for the first time in his career. Possible number 2 talent and an upgrade over Brandon Lafell depending on his ceiling.

 

Jason Avant - The most recent Panthers signing. Possibly a number 2 for the Panthers. Avant had a down year last year for the eagles. This was possibly due to Chip Kelly's offense spreading the ball around more. Before then, Avant had three consecutive seasons with over fifty completions.

 

The good news is the Panthers have not downgraded all that much from last season.

 

Many in the media are pointing out that the Panthers do not have a number one receiver on the roster. While this is true,  one could argue they did not truly have a number one receiver last season either. A good indication of this is the fact that TE Greg Olsen led the team in receptions.

 

In summary, the Panthers are a draft pick or two away from actually having improved their wide receiver roster without spending much money to do so.

We need some real downfield size for Cam.

 

This kid Martavis Bryant could be very interesting in the 3rd round if he gets there.  He ran 4.42 at the combine.

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:10 AM

So is the huddle still in rage at Gettleman?  IMO, I think Gman is doing an excellent job. Cant wait to see what he has in mind for the draft.  His only blemish was handling the steve smith situation but lets be realistic, it was going to be bad regardless how it went down.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:11 AM

We need some real downfield size for Cam.

This kid Martavis Bryant could be very interesting in the 3rd round if he gets there. He ran 4.42 at the combine.

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Bryant would get by guys and and get fade passes thrown to him regularly...and Bryant would mostly "Drew Carter "everything....flash a huge play and drop a wide open TD.

I just do not trust the guy but that size and speed combo is hard to turn away from.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:24 AM

Oh stop it. Did he really PLAY a year with Brady? I'm starting to think all you like to do is complain.


Uh yea he did, see you guys like to twist things to fit your point. I'm a realist and the reality is he was on the Patriots roster and caught passes from Tom Brady.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:25 AM

The huddle, where pointing out facts is complaining.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:27 AM

Bryant would get by guys and and get fade passes thrown to him regularly...and Bryant would mostly "Drew Carter "everything....flash a huge play and drop a wide open TD.

I just do not trust the guy but that size and speed combo is hard to turn away from.


Byrant is the type of development I like to get in the 3rd after getting a more pro ready Wr in the 1st or 2nd.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:28 AM

I would like to add-

 

Cotchery had  3 drops - and was rated by PFF as the # 2 blocking wideout in the NFL last season

 

Avant - no drops last year - Philly fans called him a " clutch" player - and known a a stout run blocker

 

How many drives did we have that fizzled out after hands of stone Lafell, or Ginn and even Smitty at times dropped what should have been a completed pass by Newton?  I would rather have guys who are more reliable at making a catch than guys who can sometimes catch and get some YAC.  The fact that both these guys will probably upgrade our run game is icing on the cke.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

The huddle, where pointing out facts is complaining.


He was thrown to 13 times by Tom Brady. That changes everything!! Lol

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:39 AM

Uh yea he did, see you guys like to twist things to fit your point. I'm a realist and the reality is he was on the Patriots roster and caught passes from Tom Brady.

Ok Mr Realist....looking at it objectively which scenario makes the most sense?

1) a 7th round pick took time to develop into a decent prospect in a NFL position that typically takes players time to adjust to the new level and has continued to grow, develop, and improve every year.

2) in his second year Underwood was brought in primarily as a kick returner and only caught three passes from Brady so he sucks.

It's not twisting things around... It's freaking coming sense. And yes, I am guilt of possessing it.



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