Joe Thomas, Calvin Johnson and Richard Sherman will be cut and we will sign them for vet minimum, afterwards Gettleman will board his space ship and fly back home to his home planet Hog Mollie to the capital Blue Goose where he'll eat a healthy dinner that doesn't involve clam chowder.
I'd imagine we plan on using him on 1st and 2nd down while putting in Lester or Godfrey on 3rd.
The one thing I'll say about Harper is that he sucks in pass coverage. If you look at half our highlights against the Saints, you'll see Harper getting beaten like a drum by a TE, WR or RB screen. His one saving grace and the reason I think he'll flourish here in Carolina is a combination of a dominate front 7 he never saw in NO coupled with the fact this McDermott defense could make a below average safety look good and an average safety great. I expect to see Harper blitz constantly and rack up somewhere close to 90 combined tackles and at least 5 sacks.
I'd also argue that DeCoud is an overall better center field FS than Mitchell. What he lacks in physical intimidation will be made up with less deep blown coverages and allow us to mask our CB's.
He looks bigger this year than last year to me. But yeah, definitely looks the part of the OT role.
I predict he will start at LT.
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I wonder if Gettleman knew what he had in Chandler prior to the draft and kept quiet to smokescreen for the WR selection. A few weeks ago I went back and looked at tape when Chandler was lined up at OT and he wasn't bad, great footwork and decent blocking. Now that he's had a year to acclimate to playing offensive line and getting his body right, watch out for him to step in at LT and do well.
I wish they'd bring back NFL Head Coach. Whenever I play Madden I typically end up being more of a GM than actually playing games, especially due to the general lack of fun in game during the Madden games over the past 8 or so years. I still whip out NFL 2K5 and have more fun than playing any Madden game.
That being said, I'm voting for Cam since he wants to be on the cover.