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PantherTrain84

Member Since 11 Sep 2012
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Dave Gettlman.. meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

16 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

I know I will catch some flak for this but I have to be perfectly honest, after watching his presser, im not so sure im sold on Gettleman. First of all, he seems to have the same "avoid high end FAs, only build through the draft" philosphy Hurney had. I was hoping we would have a GM that signs good FAs. We all saw how well "keeping our own worked." We could have signed Vincent Jackson instead of Stewart and solidified a 1-2 punch WR tandem in Smitty and VJax.

I also dont like the idea he plans on keeping a bulk of our front office intact instead of bringing in his own guys, this also concerns me. He also didnt come across as willing to make wholesale changes that this team needs a lot of. Im not so sure he will make the tough decisions when it comes to guys like Gamble, Gross, Beason, DWill etc.

I also dont like the fact he seems to be behind Rivera, I wouldnt be shocked even if we miss the playoffs that Gettleman will fire Rivera. The way he talked about Rivera, it didnt seem like he was in a rush to part ways with him, even if he screws up next season.

All in all, I really cant diatinguish how Gettleman differs from Hurney in any meaningful way. Im sorry, ive learned the hardway with Rivera that actions speak louder than words.

Poll: How do you see Panthers season unfolding?

12 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

I know a lot will happen with over the months with the draft, off season roster moves etc but so far with a new GM and knowing we will have a new OC, how do you think the next season will play out? It really is hard to tell, I do think whatever happens it will be a boom 10 plus win year or a bust 4 win or less year. The new OC is a wild card, will it hurt or help Cam and the offense? What do you think?

Funny Chud leaving meme/gif thread..

11 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

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What the heck, ill kick this thing off. Lets get started shall we.

If Chud gets HC job, should that make Rivera dispensable?

10 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

The biggest argument for keeping Rivera was "We dont want to harm Cam by learning a new playbook and risk stunting his growth." Well if we have to get a new OC, guess what? Cam will have to learn a new playbook and would risk stunting his growth. So my question is simple, if Chud goes and Cam and the offense has to learn a new system anywaym why would we keep Rivera again? I know JR is honorable and probably wouldnt fire Rivera this season now anyway, but what a slap in the face if Chud goes and the main reason of keeping Rivera would be moot.

Im on the Jim Popp bandwagon. Could be the perfect match.

09 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

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I mean whats not to like?!? Dude looks like Pat Riley only 20 years younger and minus the botox. Seriously though, the more I read on this guy the more I am really on his bandwagon. He was a finalist for the Colts gig last season before they hired Grigson. I view him as the Cam Newton of GM prospects. Before we drafted Cam, he had 0 experience in a pro system but had tons of upside and all he did was win. Popp is a guy that has no NFL experience but with his team being one of the best teams in the CFL for nearly 20 seasons now, all he does is win and he has a lot of upside.

He has scouting experience, GM experience oh AND he is the VP. Did I mention he is a Panther fan thats a season ticket holder and lives in NC? This is a match made in heaven. Not only that but he is 48 years old, PERFECT age. Not too old, yet not a 30 something that is still real green. Perfect GM age in my opinion. I really hope he is our guy.

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