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mountainpantherfan2

Member Since 19 Dec 2012
Last Active Apr 23 2015 01:31 PM
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In Topic: Should The Draft Come Before FA?

21 March 2015 - 08:41 AM

If I'm not mistaken the 2011 offseason had the draft first then FA started later after the lockout ended. So I would think looking at the 2011 offseason would be a good place to start when discussing this topic.

In Topic: The reason Cam isn't in a hurry to sign a contract

14 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

Why do people think Cam needs to have "better" weapons? I think and hope Cam is a franchise QB, who makes ordinary players look better. If he can't do that then IMO he isn't worth a franchise QB level contract.

Signing guys to help field position (Ginn) and improve the line (Oher) is what Cam needs much more than a over paid WR that wasn't coveted enough by his old team to keep around.

How about instead of buying Cam a high priced #2 WR, let Cam show why he's worth the big contract by turning Brown into the next overpaid FA.

In Topic: What's wrong with this?

13 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

It looks to me like teams that have less talented QBs have to make up for that by over paying for more talented WRs.

I've always felt like a good QB can make a average WR look way more talented than he really is. Just look at the Pats, Packers, Steelers, Colts with Manning, Broncos with Manning, Saints and Seahawks. These are the teams that build their WR corp via the draft. When they do trade for a player or sign a FA it's usually not the big names the get signed by the Bills and Texans and Jags. Then then get cut when they no longer have Rogers at el throwing to them.

I'm all for signing a good #2 option. And there are some options out there that I wish DG was targeting. But if your point is that DG NEEDS to get Cam better WRs then I don't want Cam as my QB for the long haul.

However I don't think Cam is that type of QB. Based on what I've seen he does make WR look good. And he doesn't NEED to surrounded by a bunch of high profile, high prices FAs. Give him better field position (Ginn) and more time in and out of the pocket (Oher) and he will be turning Brown into the next overpaid NYJ WR.

In Topic: The Panthers have literally not signed a big-time free agent since 1998

12 March 2015 - 07:31 PM

Hurney's claim to fame was his ability to work the cap and hitting on 1st round picks. Notice I said work the cap not manage it. This ultimately lead to his downfall. To much pushing money around and lead it blew up in his face.

While his track record after the 1st round was close to horrible, I can't think of another GM is recent time that was able to get it right that often and for that long in the 1st. Of course DG has added 2 more years to that streak which makes me wonder how much of that was Hurney and how much was it the scouts.

In Topic: NFL Free Agency Update Thread

10 March 2015 - 07:47 PM

Tarheel can you name a QB that has done this (left a team over roster moves). I'm not saying it hasn't happened but I can't think of one.