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Mike

Member Since 10 Apr 2013
Last Active Mar 23 2015 03:02 PM
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In Topic: NFL Source: Saints having a complete fire sale

13 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

I wonder if the Saints would draft Mariota if he's still available at #13?

In a recent mock he went at #12 to the Browns, which is certainly a possibility, but if the Browns pass on him, it would leave the Saints with an intriguing decision. They could take Mariota and have him sit behind Brees to learn the ropes like Rodgers did with Favre. Brees only has two seasons left on his deal, so if Mariota is there, getting his replacement could be an option for them if they are dead set on blowing it up and starting over.

In Topic: If he's at 25, can Gettleman pass on DGB?

12 March 2015 - 07:22 AM

Here's the thing about Cam's issues... outside of the computer deal at Florida, they're all lies.

You repeat one of them above, that he was "dismissed from Florida".

That is, of course, a blatant lie. But repeated so often that people like you believe it.

Which is the primary difference between Cam and DGB in that DGB's *many* issues are on record.


I'm not criticising Cam Newton. I like him, he's one of my favorite players, but I'm not naive to dismiss the fact that there were concerns [true or not] when he came out of college. Now your opinion is that they are all lies, but for the people who are paid to analyse these talents, they didn't bring them up for no reason. There must have been some basis for saying what they did, and it was not some anti-Carolina Panther/Cam Newton agenda that some on these forums love to spout.

Like I said. I brought Cam's name up because he is one of the people who proved the experts wrong, and didn't succumb to the apparent character concerns and let it ruin their career. Cam proved them wrong, regardless of how true those concerns were.

DGB's concerns are well noted. But again, does he regret his mistakes? Has he learned from them and grown as a man? Will he prove his doubters wrong to become the next star receiver, or simply prove them wrong by not repeating the same mistakes when he turns pro?

These are questions we won't know the answer to for a while. But if a front office believes that DGB is a good kid that has made mistakes, but has learned from them, and will make sure they don't happen again, then that front office will take a leap of faith on him. If they don't believe that, then they'll pass on him.

In Topic: If he's at 25, can Gettleman pass on DGB?

12 March 2015 - 06:34 AM

Comparing Cam and DGB... smdh.


Actually I'm not comparing DGB's issues to Cam, they are totally different. However, it is a fact that when Cam came out of college there were character concerns about him (eg. Dismissed by Florida, people called him me-first, questioned his work ethic, his maturity etc), and his maturity has been questioned in his time in the NFL (eg. sulking with a towel over his head).

Now Cam has turned out well, and that was my point. He came out of college having made a mistake at Florida, but he learned from it and grew as a man because of it. And that's what Cam has personified during his time in the NFL. That sometimes those character concerns either don't emerge, or are overcome because at heart they are a good kid. And that's what Cam has proven himself to be, a good kid that made a mistake and perhaps was misread.

Is DGB different? Probably. But if he takes a page out of Cam and Dez's book - ie learns from his mistakes and grows as a man - then he may end up having a good career in the league. If he doesn't follow that path, and instead continues to mess up like Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon, the he'll be the next wasted talent that find himself out of the league.

That was my point, not comparing the two guys characters concerns.

In Topic: The Panthers absolutely need to give Jake Long an offer

12 March 2015 - 05:40 AM

The guy is worth taking a shot on. I get he's had injuries, but outside of last season, he's been fairly durable. He started 61 straight games in his first five seasons. Granted last season he got hurt and missed most of the season, but if he can overcome that injury, he's a four time pro bowl calibre left tackle. He's worth putting a deal on the table for if it's team friendly and relatively low risk.

In Topic: Rumor: Panthers, Titans, and Eagles Contact Michael Crabtree

12 March 2015 - 05:31 AM

For a fair price he'd be a good addition. He's always been more of a number #2 receiver than a #1, so pairing him with Benjamin would likely suit him. But for the 49ers to let him walk, and for their fans and people in the media to think he's not been the same post injury, that speaks volumes and perhaps the team should pass on him and look to other options unless it's on a cheaper low risk contract.