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#3217205 Dave Gettleman to Marty Hurney - You left us a cap mess, but drafted a hell o...

Posted by unicar15 on 22 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

The fact that DG in two offseason has completely rebuilt this team with young, cheap talent is unprecedented in our team's history. He honestly has become one of the best GMs in the league along with Schneider and Newsome. I don't think any team in the league over the last 3 years has had the draft success that we have had. It's unheard of to have a team go 5-1 during a playoff push while starting 5 rookies from one draft (not counting brown which makes 6).

Out of 11 total picks:
Star - starter played at pro bowl level last year
Short - starter played at pro bowl level last 2 years
Klein - starter for part of the year
Kugz - bust
Barner - bust
KB - starter (future pro bowler)
Boston - starter
Turner - starter
Bene - starter
Ealy - starter

It's not only the players he picked up..it's the ones he cut as well. Godfrey was garbage so instead of pulling a Hurney, cut him. Same with Cason. So far he's proving to be head and shoulders better than any GM we've ever had both with talent eval and contract situations.

#3205924 Mel Kiper Jr. Mock Draft 1.0 has us taking Andrus Peat

Posted by unicar15 on 15 January 2015 - 10:36 AM

DG is gonna have another amazing draft. He'll draft BPA regardless of position and we'll win the south again.

#3204266 Voth reviews the Gettleman presser

Posted by unicar15 on 14 January 2015 - 01:35 AM

How could you possibly keep Richard Rodgers...ST led to losses, a tie, and the Cam Chancellor thing was embarrassing and almost a compete disaster. The unit was inept..

#3200252 Realistically, what is the future of Shula?

Posted by unicar15 on 12 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

A combination of factors made up the demise of this offense:

A. Cam still just looks lost on some plays. They are leaning on his rushing ability for him to make plays which is necessary but not at the expense of him maturing as a pocket QB. His touch SUCKS. He throws a rocket or nothing at all...that needs to be corrected. Truthfully I think that Dorsey needs to be out too. Someone needs to get on the field with Cam and have him throw "touch" passes all offseason. We know he can bomb it and we know he can throw the 25 yard out route on a rope. He needs the touch throws.

B. Redzone play calling. Shula sucks at it. If we aren't within 5 yards where a back can just bulldoze his way in the Shula is lost. Our efficiency from the 25 to the 5 had to be the worst in the league. Long developing plays and crappy run calls are the norm for that area of the field and Shula needs to be gone for that reason as well.

C. I know this falls on the position coaches but taking our best players out at key times of the game is a problem. With a scoring opp and the OL protecting well on Saturday we took our best receiver out of the game and the result was a coverage sack. THEN...we make Breton Bersin the #1 option once again inside the redzone and he gets nothing which causes Cam to go to read 2 (covered) and then read 3 (Dickson) and throws a pick 6. Partly on Cam...partly on Shula for a freaking terrible play call at crucial moments of the game.

There is no reason for us to struggle scoring...we have 2 monster backs with good speed/agility. We have the most multi dimensional QB in the league. We have a 6'5" receiver who will only continue to improve. We have the most sure handed TE in the game...and our OL started playing well at the end of the season. Insert a LT and a speed WR and well have some weapons. But even with all of that I don't see Shula improving and that is the goal. So if he isn't improving then he should be gone.

Cam showed what he could do as a ROOKIE with a OC who would open it up and take shots. This is now gonna be year 5...

#3199226 So Cap numbers and possible cuts

Posted by unicar15 on 11 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

No way in hell does Carolina cut Stewart. Not going to happen.

Umm...he has had 5 good games behind a much improved line. I want him to be here but a 13 million dollar cap hit for a RB is insane. People need to realize RBs are a dime a dozen and we could draft a runner or pick one up in FA who could be just as effective.

The biggest move we need to make is getting rid of Shula. He sucks. Apart from that I don't give a damn who we cut.

#3151899 SI Most Disappointing - Star

Posted by unicar15 on 24 December 2014 - 08:24 AM


Stars lack of tackles and sacks lands him here. Hard to measure success at his position tho. The LBs he is tasked with keeping clean were both almost pro bowlers and KK had a superb year getting to the QB. So...if he's playing the NT in our D I gauge his success more by unit success than anything else.

#3128238 I'll have some of what Bruschi is smoking

Posted by unicar15 on 10 December 2014 - 06:23 AM

Heard on the news that Byron Bell crossed the intersection right before Cam and completely whiffed on the oncoming traffic...

#3120763 "[Cam] might be two years away from being finished."

Posted by unicar15 on 07 December 2014 - 02:43 AM

If you're watching this team with zero bias you'd think the exact same thing...

#3113924 Sporting News projects that Rivera will be fired on Black Monday (Dec 29)

Posted by unicar15 on 01 December 2014 - 04:18 PM

If they're right, we're gonna be competing with six other teams for head coaching prospects in a year when there aren't as many great prospects as previous years have seen.

Ugh :(

There are plenty of innovative coaches out there. Whether or not we hire one is a completely different story. If DG goes with a coughlin disciple or coughlin himself this fanbase will explode...I don't want any part of Perry Fewell or Kevin Gilbride. No thanks. Please look at the Eagles or Colts...

#3113917 shula reveals how much freedom newton has to audible...

Posted by unicar15 on 01 December 2014 - 04:16 PM

This team has always done quite well in the limited no-huddle we run. To me that shows Newton should be able to audible more often than 1/3.

#3101995 Great article on Cam's future in Observer today

Posted by unicar15 on 23 November 2014 - 05:45 PM

People really need to get the sand out of their vaginas about Gettlemen. With the dumbass contracts that his predecessor handed out, tough decisions had to be made. Unfortunately we gave 13 million to a guy who hasn't played since week one.

Steve Smith would not make a damn bit of difference. As much as I liked the guy...he was on plenty of terrible Panthers teams. The guy who would have made a difference is Jordan Gross. Unfortunately he decided he was done with football.

#3100809 Ran a simulator... Please let this happen...

Posted by unicar15 on 22 November 2014 - 01:06 PM

At this point if the decision is between going to the playoffs and losing in the first round or missing the playoffs, getting Ron Rivera fired, and having a top 10 draft pick… We all know what we would choose.

What is the point in winning your division where everybody sucks only to retain your terrible head coach and go through the same crap next year?

Let's not be delusional and think that we are going to beat even Dallas as a wildcard coming into the Charlotte. The other option would probably be Detroit… What are the odds we beat them twice in one season?

If you get a top three or four draft pick you could turn that into a Washington/St. Louis situation where you get a ton of value for a pic that you don't really need. That could turn into an OT or legit safety in this class with two more #1s next year.

With DGs eye for draft talent getting two additional 1st round picks (one in 2015 and one in 2016) and an additional 2nd rounder could be a franchise changing deal. Move down in this years draft and you could STILL probably get a great offensive line prospect or take BPA. Then in the second you take BPA twice. It'd be exactly what this franchise needs as far as restocking the cubbard IMO. However...we aren't that lucky. We'll end up winning just enough games to give us a middle of the road pick and still somehow miss the playoffs.

#3100805 What sort of rage is unleashed if Olsen isn't retained?

Posted by unicar15 on 22 November 2014 - 01:00 PM

wanna know something else?

thomas davis' cap hit is about to be $9.9 million in 2015

$7.5 million in cap savings if he's a post-june 1 cut

get your pitchforks ready

There is a difference in cutting guys who aren't productive or even cutting guys who are moderately productive (see CJ). But cutting a guy who is playing as well or better than any other player at his position to save some cap would be idiotic.

#3099547 A cap expert gives a little analysis on our RBs among other things (via Person)

Posted by unicar15 on 21 November 2014 - 09:02 AM

Those three contracts in a nutshell illustrate why you people calling for DGs job are at best misguided and at worst..complete morons.

Dave Gettlemen took this job and told JR that bc of Hurney it would probably take 4 years before the roster was assembled. Last year was purely an outlier BECAUSE Gettlemen is such a good talent evaluator. The offensive line couldn't have been any better this year because the guys he picked off the waiver wire last year turned into stars and he had to replace them (Ginn, Mitchell in particular). You also lose Gross who was one of the best Panthers of all time.

But good insight about the RBs...saving some DWill cap room will be nice.

#3084537 Ryan Kalil's cap figure next year is 11+m

Posted by unicar15 on 12 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

Center has become almost as important as LT. Kalil isn't going anywhere and I wouldn't be surprised if we don't even ask him to take a cut. It'd be nice if it happened or if we decided to extend him but he's a Panther until the end.

OL is a unit so saying that Kalil is a problem area doesn't take into consideration that he is having to attempt to make up for the other crap players we have..and do more than probably a lot of other C in the league.

LT, RT, RG all need to be addressed (again) in the offseason but not C.

As far as other big cap hits I think Johnson is gone after this year. There are some really capable DE in free agency that could better for a fraction. Also think this is the year he doesn't count as a ridiculous amount of dead money.

People who are on the "fire DG" train need to realize that this year and possibly even next year are a product of Marty Hurney. Last year was almost like an abomination BECAUSE Gettlemen did such a good job finding cheap talent. IMO it was the exception and not the rule for this three year span until we fix the cap.

Is it frustrating? Of course...but this is what you get when you get an owner who doesn't know jack about what goes on in his org for a long period of time. My hunch is that bc JR was sick he just lost touch completely. When he finally realized that Hurney had crapped the bed...it was too late. He had kept him two years too long and was making a bunch of mediocre players very rich in the meantime.