I think a number of posters are over reacting to this. This defense is stacked with talent, and obviously McDermott has done an outstanding job. (Undeniable Fact)
He is a professional and the Panthers are a class organization. I'm certain he is fully committed to his job which includes preparing for the playoffs, and ultimately winning a Super Bowl.
He also has a family and future to be concerned with. (We all do) I personally would not want to work for an organization that wouldn’t support me doing what’s in my own best interest. It’s a simple interview, and I don’t see any reason why this would prevent him from doing what he has done extremely well all year long.
This team has far exceeded my expectations this year and I am having a blast just being along for the ride. Anything positive from this point forward is just icing on the cake.
I'm hoping that Norman lights it up this year. Was remembering last year when he came into camp all cocky and talking smack to Smitty.
This year I would love to see the young man show up with some humility, maturity, and respect. It would be awesome if he would work his tail off, listen and learn, and then let his play on the field do the talking. So much potential....
Pulling for Gaydosh as well. SCP has successfully recruited me to the Army.
I think Ginn makes it due to being a returner and his WR potential he has shown in mini-camp. I think Edwards stays on the team because of his improvement this year. Hixon, I think has the most talent, if he can stay healthy (other than Lafell or Smitty of course).
If what is coming out is true, (Smashing home security system, busting cell phone, and hiring a cleaning service), then it sounds like he was definately in the middle of it. May not be the shooter, but he was involved.
I certainly won't lose any sleep over New England's troubles, but at the same time it sad to see a talented, blessed, young person go down the wrong path and potentially ruin their life. Not to mention the hurt the victims family and his own family will suffer.
What do you guys foresee as our biggest problem in the next 4 years, not considering major injuries? What do you think the fanbase is over reacting to? Do you have faith that Gman can find that no. 1 WR next draft?
I honestly feel like we will be pleasantly surprised with our WR core play this year. I expect both Hixon and Lafell to step up and play a solid 2 & 3. I also think Cam's own progression will benefit them both.
Now that the DL issues have been addressed, we should have an awesome front seven. Couple that with the competition created in the secondary, and hopefully several of the young DB's will mature and gain confidence.
I know these two opinions lean towards positive outcomes, but I truly believe we have the potential to reach 10 or 11 wins this year.
So to answer the question, I agree that the OL and #1 WR positions should be our focus in the next couple of years. So far I have been pleased with Gettleman's decision making and am confident he will continue to move us forward with BPA in future drafts.