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D-Will in shock over loss of receiving corp

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nctarheel0619    7,104

Posted by Michael David Smith on April 10, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT

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Panthers running back DeAngelo Williamswas shocked to learn that none of the wide receivers who caught passes for Carolina last year would be back this year.

Asked on NFL AM about the departure of veteran receiver Steve Smith, Williams said he hated to see Smith go, but it went beyond just that. Williams said that he doesn’t know what the front office is thinking at the receiver position.

“We lost them all,” Williams said of the Panthers’ receivers. “That was tough, man. I played with Steve for eight years, and I know the chip he has on his shoulder, and he’s a playmaker. I couldn’t believe that we made those moves. Like, I’m still in shock. Not only did we lose him, but Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon LaFell, and [Domenik] Hixon.”

Asked if he feels that losing receivers puts more pressure on the running backs, Williams answered, “No, it puts more pressure on our front office because you make these moves, getting rid of four receivers, you’ve got to bring in guys.”

So far, the guys the Panthers have brought in are Jerricho CotcheryJason Avant and Tiquan Underwood. Williams was careful not to criticize his new teammates, but he clearly isn’t convinced that the Panthers can be as good in the passing game this year as they were last year. In that skepticism of the Panthers’ receiving corps, Williams is far from alone.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/10/deangelo-williams-couldnt-believe-the-panthers-lost-all-their-receivers/

We can't be as good as the 28th offense in the league D-Will?  I mean, really?  

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NJPanthers12    1,262

I never liked DeAngelo. Just something about him. I don't believe these were great comments to make. He is trying to say that if the offense takes a step back it's the fault of the front office, not the other offensive players on the field.

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mav1234    3,115

I never liked DeAngelo. Just something about him. I don't believe these were great comments to make. He is trying to say that if the offense takes a step back it's the fault of the front office, not the other offensive players on the field.

 

If the people you bring in to replace those you let go are actually worse, then yes, it's the fault of the front office.

 

But the offseason isn't over yet.  Dwill knows this. We'll see how the draft goes.

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Jangler    696

He will be in a bigger shock when his next team doesn't pay him as well as the Panthers did.

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Thorrez    243

Didn't Graham say basically the same thing while at the same time demanding 25% of the Saints cap for himself.

Some guys just do not have a clue...

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NJPanthers12    1,262

If the people you bring in to replace those you let go are actually worse, then yes, it's the fault of the front office.

But the offseason isn't over yet. Dwill knows this. We'll see how the draft goes.

I am still not convinced the people we brought in are worse then those let go. Dwill just needs to keep his mouth shut and play. If DeAngelo is in such distraught and shock about this then let him take a pay cut off his awful contract that is holding back the team so they can go get better WR that will make him feel better. I cannot wait until he is cut.

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I think D'Angelo's great. He's just expressing the views of many fans.

He's also taking up for friends he made last year. I'm sure in private, off the record, he understands what is happening and why it's happening.

Best of luck to D this coming year. I hope he has a great year.

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AceBoogie    7,337

I am still not convinced the people we brought in are worse then those let go. Dwill just needs to keep his mouth shut and play. If DeAngelo is in such distraught and shock about this then let him take a pay cut off his awful contract that is holding back the team so they can go get better WR that will make him feel better. I cannot wait until he is cut.

It's not his job to take a pay cut, when he signed his contract he was well worth the money. It's the front office's job to get the most out of him by putting an offensive line in front of him. When the line blocks, dwill runs well. If you know you don't have a great offensive line then it's the coaches job to scheme and design plays to mask that. 

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