This guy had an eighty-four yard pick six against Matty Ice!! For a rookie 4th rounder, coming off of injury and no pre-season, he played as well as he could for a first year player. I'm rooting for him. It is his job to lose.
QBs, I can agree a little bit. Tried Clausen, may thought Delhomme was good enough. And he was for a few years, a lot shorter than what people thought.
DTs were drafted in high rounds. DT FAs were brought in as well. Didn't work out but we tried.
WRs were also drafted, didn't work out but we tried. I agree with this though, should have done better.
Otah and Gross were the only tackles drafted highly that worked out for us for a while (unless I'm missing someone?). ANd I am giving us Otah, he worked for a year or two? Can't remember.
Of corse, with gross and smitty and even with Delhomme we could ignore the positions. Just seems OT has really be ignored. Finally got a QB, and just last year got a WR...an OT is needed soon, like now.
I feel you. this is the 21st draft in Panthers history. They've only drafted 9 offensive tackles in their existence. The last drafted OT was a 7th round pick in Lee Ziemba(did he ever see the field?) back in the Cam Newton 2011 draft. Not to mention, the current GM hasn't drafted a single one. OTs were needed 3 years ago.
If you're drafting at 25 in the draft, you're pretty much getting 2nd round talent anyway. You have to trust your staff to coach these guys up. Whoever the Panthers draft in whatever round will be better than Bell or Remmers. How long can you keep trusting UDFA to hold it down at the tackle spot in the NFL? Not For Long!!
I feel with ginn back we should at the very least be in safer "hands" with him as far as special teams.
The defense will be even more improved this year with all the new secondary guys having time to work together.
On the offensive side of the ball are the questions to me. Even with a lt or legit #2 wr im not sure what will happen. Some of the calls last year shula made really had me scratching my head. Flea flickers to cotch?
Leave this guy alone and draft a nice wide out that will compliment KB. Never been a big fan of Torrey Smith, don't hate him, just never been too impressed with his mediocre career. I hope the best for him and he gets paid like he wants. What round is Rashad Green projected to get selected anyway?