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ed bell

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App to request a cheerleader visit at your seat?

01 April 2014 - 08:09 AM

No April fools... This is real: http://atlanta.cbslo...s-during-games/

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

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.

Gruden's Grinders?

23 December 2013 - 10:04 PM

Is there any doubt?

Video or GIF of TD beating the Keep Pounding drum?

23 December 2013 - 01:01 AM

Anybody got this? Thanks in advance.

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