Only a few teams have a real number 1 WR. Contrary to belief, the team didn't have number 1 WR in production last year, just in name. The team has to find receivers who can get open. An offense is more dangerous if Cam spread the ball and can throw to the open receiver (they actually catch the ball) instead of forcing passes.
I think if Cam has any kind of awareness he'll understand whether we sign him this year or next that he will want to go easy on his team to ensure they can help build around him to provide him championships...
it's rare, but I think if it ever happened, this would be the guy...
You can keep dreaming about that. He and his agent will and should go for the max because the CBA screwed his class and the following rookies. Cam made almost 50 million dollar less than Sam Bradford in his first years, and you think that his agent will play nice.
People just don't want to see that he wants to set up the franchise for long term success even if the team has to take step back next year.
Most of our free agents got deals above their production and that's good for them, but it would be a mistake if Gettleman sign them to those contracts. The team has little cap space and Gettleman wants to be out of cap hell in two years to build a long term winning team.
He can't take on long contracts because Cam, Hardy and Luke's contracts are coming up.
He can't sign free agents if they can get more guaranteed money elsewhere. Don't forget that the team needs 5 million cap space to sign draft picks. Sometimes, you need to take a step back to take two steps forward.
Cotchery is perhaps the most underrated third receiver in the league over the last few years. He regularly makes big plays, is a reliable possession receiver and dominates the middle of the field, an absolute must for a team like the Panthers who are in need of a good third receiver.Here's hoping we can sign him for a reasonable amount of money.
Preach. He isn't a world beater, but has good hands. I still can believe that he had 10 TD's last year. He's a good 3rd receiver and cheap.
The team needs receivers who can score touchdowns instead of being tackled on the 1 yard line. Cam would've had 10 more passing TD's if the receivers could finish or were an inch longer.
I don't think that he wants to move his family, and it would be smart to leave the game healthy. I doubt that Gettleman is willing to give more than vet min with Amini and Williams returning from injuries.
If he gets 18 million per year, Cam deserves 20+. Kaep couldn't get anything with a great o-line, good running game, and Vernon Davis & Bolden until Crabtree returned. Give Cam the same team, he wins a ring.
Posted by Blackmagic
on 21 February 2014 - 04:50 AM
i think there is some of that, but i think. lot is also honestly looking at what we would be like if we lost him and realizing that the defense is good enough that it can withstand a loss like that and still be dominant and not take serious steps backward.
we still have cj and star and kk as well as those LBs behind the DL who will make it easy for his replacement to do his job. we have a great GM who knows a thing or two about building great DLs and a HC and DC who are great at scheming defense.
it will hurt a little, but it won't cripple us. we're a whole lot better with him, but still a great D if we were without him.
I think that people can look back more objectively because of the time gap. He's good run defender, but to be fair, a mediocre pass rusher. Most of his sacks came against bad teams and a rookie with his first start. If you want the money that he seeks, you want a DE who shows up in big games and good teams.
Remember the New England game? CJ gets injured and the pass rush disappears. CJ returns, and the pass rush returns.
I agree that CJ, KK and star, and a good DE can get it done if Hardy leaves. With the Cam, Luke and Star's contract coming up, you don't want most of your cap spent on 4 a 5 players.