We are 3 year in with DG and some things are becoming apparent. This team has a identity, its a Offense that grinds time and scores points, then its a Defense that attacks and causes turnovers. Both help each other out and both are Physical, punch you in the mouth and laugh as you bleed squads. Funchess and Shaq were perfect picks for this team and its style of play. No only does Carolina now have 4 imposing receivers to catch the ball imagine how teams dbs are going to feel when KB and Funchess start blocking them. Stewart will have a wall of blockers inside and out to run behind. Then you think oh well we will just bring a LB/SS in and thats when Ginn is going to make you pay. No LB/SS is going to keep up with Ginn and no DB is going to out muscle KB and Funchess, everyone say it MISMATCH. Honestly I could talk about mismatches all day with this offense but lets just say Shula better nut up because he has weapons now to do almost anything.
Now to defense. Was Shaq a luxury pick? sure but its a luxury im glad we got and will have down the road. What can this kid not do honestly? I really see him splitting time with another LB his first year because of learning curve and weight but he is still going to make big plays because thats just what he does. Its almost crazy to think of his scoring potential with the ball in his hand. He was a good RB in collage and now think of WRs and RBs trying to tackle him running down the field. Crazy huh? Add him to a defense that can already shut down any Offense without his help and you have a making for one exciting unit. After Shaq lets not for get we added a Vet in Tillman who may be old but his savvy and can create turnovers when give the chance and UDFAs like Brian Blechen and Garry Peters who make plays and play smart and you also have a next man up attitude.
I just cant say enough of how important it is to have a GM that can give this to you and how Carolina has never had this. 6 years from now expect us to be doing the same thing with a few SBs to talk about because teams that draft well and play well win SBs.