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ed bell

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#2740959 where's Ricky? FSU

Posted by ed bell on 16 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

Due diligence... I like it

#2735503 We signed DeCoud!

Posted by ed bell on 10 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

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#2735361 We signed DeCoud!

Posted by ed bell on 10 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

Why you all acting like this a good signing? DeCoud is walking garbage on the football field.

Playing behind the walking garbage of your defense caused that.

#2734852 Panthers sign Ed Dickson

Posted by ed bell on 10 April 2014 - 03:29 PM

Coach him up staff.... It is always possible for a player to grow and develop more in a better environment. I've never bought into all players having a static performance level, and I think our staff is a good blend right now. Rivera is certainly a personnel manager that gets players buying in.

#2731238 Wide Receiver Roundup

Posted by ed bell on 08 April 2014 - 07:50 AM

I'm really looking forward to seeing our WRs creating opportunities for Cam when he extends plays. Cotchery and Avant strike me as players who would be adept at that, especially Cotchery with all his time playing with Roethlisberger, who lives on extending plays past route completions. From what I've seen the past couple years, we've been terrible at that aspect of the game.

#2723848 App to request a cheerleader visit at your seat?

Posted by ed bell on 01 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

How many times do you think they'll hear "how much for a lap dance?"

#2723771 Has Hardy Signed Long-Term with Carolina?

Posted by ed bell on 01 April 2014 - 03:10 PM


#2718234 Ron Rivera: Panthers may not need number 1 WR in 2014

Posted by ed bell on 27 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

When you believe the sky is falling, everything you hear can and will be attributed to the reason the sky is falling. The OP is a goldmine for the sky is falling crowd. Good times.

#2715270 Thoughts on melvin white

Posted by ed bell on 24 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

Wilks is a real good secondary coach. I like Melvin' chances to stick.

#2714482 #1 Receivers don't grow on trees, I'm told

Posted by ed bell on 24 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

So where do they come from and are they all the same? What does it look like the Panthers are going to do to get one? Our current situation and these WR threads have me stuck on this..... Just thinking out loud here.

A WR1 is either: A) drafted and immediately shows themselves ready, B) developed and grown over time to assume the role on the team that drafts them, C) a player capable of being one, but unproven due to depth chart (the diamond in the rough), or D) a proven veteran.

Since free agency is open now, but we haven't drafted yet, there is uncertainty here as to what the plan is for the Panthers. Most would agree that if you need a WR#1 for 2014 you can either buy the proven free-agent, draft a candidate, or gamble on an unproven player either on the roster, or free-agent. I've seen it boil down to Hakeem Nicks (gone), Kenny Britt, and DeSean Jackson for proven veterans. Each day that passes seems to make this route less likely. Personally I'm fine with that option being taken off the table.

This is where it gets complicated for us. The fact that Olsen was practically our WR#1 in production last year makes me think we would settle for a "wait and see" attitude with our draft picks and available players. In other words, we don't necessarily need a full blown WR#1 considering Greg Olson's role. While it would be awesome to have an elite WR#1, I don't believe that is a priority for this team this year anyway. Too many other concerns are lingering.

My take is that we will draft a WR in the first or second and hope for a home run. But if that doesn't materialize we will see a "by committee" WR corps this season. Maybe using a yet to be acquired FA not on the market yet. Not exactly what anyone wants, but maybe something that ends up working just well enough to get the job done. This also could result in a player growing into the position.

I want the WR#1 question answered just as much as the next guy, but I'm preparing myself for the scenario above. Considering our roster/money situation, I'm also OK with that. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to agree with me. Bring on the draft, please. It can't get here soon enough. I'm hoping that first day will bring us the answer we need.

#2714058 Has this week calmed your Gettle-fears?

Posted by ed bell on 23 March 2014 - 10:40 PM

Takes time to give a fair evaluation of a GM. Certainly more than a season and a quarter of an off season. The job is a complicated mix of financial responsibility, talent evaluation, long range vision and personnel management. I'm very encouraged with him to date.

#2711087 Cotchery/Underwood > LaFell/Ginn

Posted by ed bell on 21 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

I think Cotchery will elevate to opportunities given, so upgrade over LaFell... Underwood looks like a case of potential yet to be determined with great athleticism and burning speed. So a potential impact role player. There is certainly potential for this to be impressive. To act like it's only "meh" is short sighted, and kind of unfair at this stage. It's March!

#2710575 Antoine Cason a Panther- One Year Deal per League Source

Posted by ed bell on 21 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

nah, we just gotta wait for the crybabies to show up.

It's the whole instant gratification thing. Free agency opened and when some people didn't get results they melted down and cried like babies, refusing to acknowledge our horrible cap budget situation. Worse yet, they couldn't even have the patience to let our GM do what he does best, find serviceable talent in guys that the other teams aren't paying attention to. Its friggin March! We haven't even drafted our 2014 class yet!

#2707292 Eric Davis comments on Panther wr issue

Posted by ed bell on 19 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

Seems like a reasonable take for March

#2707288 Things Gettleman has said in the past and what we can learn from them...

Posted by ed bell on 19 March 2014 - 07:07 PM

We also retained the ability to trade him.... Again, didn't let him go for free. And the final roster and cap situation isn't nearly set in stone. That 13 mil wouldn't have made everything come up roses, and Hardy would be gone.

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