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In Topic: Offensive Focus Next Year?

20 November 2014 - 09:00 AM

Daves done great at drafting thus far, I'm still in the (within reason)BPA group. You reach for OL and they don't plan out, then what? You're in a worst shot than before, take the better player. But if there's a DL rated 85 on your scale and a OLman rated 81 and nothing else, given the current needs take the OL. It doesn't help to draft all offense, when you also need 2-3 saftys, 2-3 CBs, DE(if cj&hardy are gone), and punt returner/SP teamers. Even cole & edwards are FAs at seasons end, so drafting a DT could be a huge need as well.

In Topic: Are we one of the worst-run teams in the league?

20 November 2014 - 08:46 AM

I would argue that the panthers are in the 15-17 range. They are about average, the same as their record has been since their inception. People seem to forget that although they do not have back to back winning seasons they also have had very few horrible seasons. It just so happens that they are in the middle of a bad streak right now (minus the anomaly last year). Hopefully it doesn't last as long as the 49ers streak. Remember up until 3 years ago, it was 10 years without making the playoffs even with the division winner finishing 8-8.

This is about how I feel. Panthers are nearly even in win-loss, just many 4(or less) wins seasons as the 12 wins one. Plenty of 8-8, 9-7, and 7-9 ones.....add it all up; just average.

I do know its very hard to win in the nfl. Pats are the super rare in the success of being a winner year after year for 10+ years running. Their are plenty of teams that have struggled for 20+ years. Both there are many factors in the "success" formula, just what's important to you? Turning a profit? Win/loss record? Many sponsors? Superbowls? Jersey sales? Psl sales? People wanting to work for you? Getting to playoffs? Drafting well? Etc etc

In Topic: Andrew McDonald just hit waivers

20 November 2014 - 08:28 AM

I bet both the seafags and panthers are fighting to put him on PS. Each have a opening, id thought if the panthers really wanted him, they'd wavie reeves.

In Topic: Was Gettleman the right GM choice? How long to stay with him?

16 November 2014 - 09:34 AM

For someone who has done so good in the draft?well tell me then, why we can't stop the run or put pressure on the QB and heaven forbids a sack,jeeeezus,

btw,two second rounders and one first rounder have already been invested on the dL alone thus far.

After QB, the smart people agree DL is the next in terms of need/want/value(rookie contracts). I didn't like the back-2-back DT picks is 2013, but it proved to be the correct move. I said before the 2014 draft, gimme at least 2 OTs. Ozzie new some said after the top Five OTs, there is a huge drop off same thing dave said. I'm not going to bitach about UDFAs, even if there was about five.

Given hardy and cj, well both could be gone at seasons end. So the early pick, could easy be a starting DE. You cannt judge these young DL draft as finished products. Sure star is struggling, but short looks great.

In Topic: Was Gettleman the right GM choice? How long to stay with him?

16 November 2014 - 08:41 AM

He is drafting very well, thus far. Still early for results, but the young returns looking great. Remember he only had 5 picks(league low) in his first GM draft. He hit on 3, one derailed by injuries, and the other just a dud it happens. 2014, five out of six have shown their not complete waste. He's done great at UDFAs, about three per year. That's cheap labor and their success brings more Wanting to come here.

So far he's getting a push for free agency, 2013 was good as 2014 is bad. Again a little unfair judging here, cause I'm about 99.9996480457% sure if dave knew the hardy deal..... he would have took that 13 and got some OL help. Plus the other FAs wouldn't look as bad.

Handling the cap, this is my opinion- he's done fine, not super great. I believe just about any other GM would have done similar moves. People forget the herniays cap guy remains on staff and even if total different GM came in, a plan was already in place.

My big beef is the handling of smitty, no problem with the cut(you can t pay him 7 this yr and 10 next year at his age, given his actions), just the circus that happen.

I will know better at seasons end, plus the panthers are still in cap hell. Starting 2016, with no/dead money, no terrible contracts(I hope), it will allow him more resources to make the panthers a winning/playoff team year after year.

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