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#3202850 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:45 AM

Gettleman: Last year we were shopping in the dollar store. This year we might be able to move up a class.

 

Gettleman says #Panthers shopped at the dollar store last year in free agency, says they can step up in class this year.

 




#3202836 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

#Panthers DG: Kelvin just scratching the surface. Kony came a long way. Trai Turner finished well.

 

Looking back at draft class, Gettleman very pleased with Benjamin throughout as well as how Ealy closed.

 

Gettleman confirms that Tre Boston made a rookie mistake vs. Seattle. "Seattle got him twice,"

 

"Neither guy is a burner on a watch in his underwear," Gettleman on Boston and Benwikere

 




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Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:37 AM

Gettleman said he still feels Cam Newton is still the team's franchise quarterback.

 

Gettleman said Cam Newton remains his "franchise'' quarterback. Wont' talk contracts.

 

Gettleman confirms Cam still the franchise QB, but won't talk contract talks.

 




#3202806 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

Gettleman said Benwikere and Boston made the team faster in the secondary. Said injuries to them early didn't help start to season.

 

#Panthers DG: Boston has hernia surgery, then tore scar tissue...missed 7 weeks. It was difficult for him.

 

Gettleman said the free agent moves from last offseason were economically driven.

 

Gettleman says simply “economics” drove the signing of FA’s last offseason. #Panthers

 

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Gettleman: In a better place than last yr RE salary cap.

 

Gettleman says #Panthers “better this year than we were last year.” Says 22 UFA’s last year, 11 this year.

 

"We're in a better place," Gettleman says, with lots of young talent under contract.

 




#3202798 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

Gettleman says he's proud of where the team finished given the rollercoaster season. "We finished strong."

 

#Panthers DG: roller coaster season..proud of finish. Ron, players, staff stayed after it. Excited about future. Lots of young guys playing

 

GM Dave Gettleman: "I'm just really excited about what we have to work with and where we are going."

 

Gettleman says he won't talk about the future of specific players b/c he hasn't talked to them.

 

Gettleman saying right now don't ask me anything

 

#Panthers DG: not talking about contracts. Not talking about future of specific players. Haven't looked into film yet.

 

#Panthers DG: have to be careful about getting emotional about certain players

 

“We’d like to get faster. We need more speed.” That’s the theme of the day, so far.

 

Gettleman: We need more speed. We know that. We're not silly. You don't want to miss the obvious.

 

#Panthers DG: rookies won't play as fast until hey know what they are doing.

 

Gettleman: "if you're not getting better, you're getting worse. You can't maintain the status quo."

 




#3202761 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:25 AM

Rivera said key contributors on special teams were out with injuries. Rivera wants certain players who play solely on special teams in '15.

 

Rivera said February is going to be a big month in terms of Panthers/Hardy. His court date is Feb. 9

 

Rivera on Hardy: February's going to be a big month. You guys know how I feel about him.

 

Rivera talking about learning and growing as a coach. Refers to media calling him "Reluctant Ron" after first ATL game

 

Rivera says he won't get into hypotheticals where Hardy is concerned, i.e. guilt or innocence.

 

Rivera is wrapped, Dave Gettleman coming in next.

 




#3202755 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:24 AM

Rivera is focused on reviewing what the #Panthers did the last six games.

 

Rivera reiterates that he doesn't expect changes to coaching staff, even on special teams where team was near bottom of league.

 

Looking at last 6 games but also looking at why things happened first 12 games - not anticipating staff changes on special teams

 

Ron Rivera defending special teams coach. I didn't notice it get better

 

Rivera said he's heard from no other team outside the Jets interested in defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

 

#Panthers RR is adamant that special teams play improved when players got healthy. 5 key ST guys were hurt after week 6...hampered ST

 

RR - special teams were missing key personnel after week 4 and got better last 6 weeks as players returned

 




#3202736 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

Rivera says #Panthers took a step back after 2013. Didn't expect it to be as crazy as it was.

 

Rivera: "We had a feeling 2014 was going to be hard. But it set us up to be in a good position. We took another step."

 

Rivera said he felt 2014 was going to be hard due to salary cap ramifications.

 

"We had a feeling 2014 was going to be hard," Rivera said, but many unexpected obstacles also crept up. But Panthers came out of it better.

 

Rivera on offseason: “I think if we can take a big step, we can put ourselves in a position to win a Super Bowl.”

 

"I think we're close," Rivera says. "But we've got to make good decisions."

 

Rivera admits #Panthers took a step back early in 2014 & they knew they’d have to. Yup, last offseason was more than just 2014.

 

Rivera says consistency is big key with Cam. "Him wanting to do it, we have no concerns about that."

 




#3202722 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

Rivera mentioning improving team speed again.

 

I think he'll be back RT @CampbellJD: It seems Rivera is giving himself wiggle room to rid himself of Shula, what say you @BobbyRosinski?

 

#Panthers RR: more optimistic about going forward than last off season. "We came from nowhere."

 

Rivera says he’s excited about next year even more than last year at this point.

 

Rivera says more optimistic going into this offseason than last: I got off the airplane (from Seattle) excited.

 

Rivera has repeatedly mentioned all the turnover from last season's 12-4 team.

 




#3202712 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:13 AM

#Panthers RR: last year was different...16 different players became part of this years team. 3-8-1 didn't look very attractive.

 

#Panthers RR: everything getting evaluated. "Everything I've done is getting evaluated." I've done it for coaches, players...I'm not done

 

Rivera focusing on the Panthers' strong finish. Looking at how and why it happened. "It's not by accident."

 

Rivera - didn't expect salary cap issues to be as brutal as it was

 

Rivera noncommittal on Bell's future at left tackle. Said they'll evaluate tomorrow.

 

#Panthers RR: why did OL come together? Why did DBs play that way? Questions will be answered in evals

 

Rivera not giving any specific answers regarding personnel, ie Byron Bell.

 

This is a whole lotta nothing

 




#3202702 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:10 AM

Rivera says the team that played the last six weeks has a chance to grow.

 

The schedule also got 100 times easier in December. Worth noting.

 

Rivera: Gave OC Mike Shula credit for improvement in offense late in the season. Says it shows what team can become offensively.

 

Rivera: If you only look at the first 12 games, a lot of us should be thrown out on our ear.

 

Rivera: "It's about examining what we do and how we do it." Said it's about looking at how coaches and players can get better.

 




#3202698 Panthers Press Conferences Streaming Live at 11....

Posted by SgtJoo on 13 January 2015 - 11:09 AM

#Panthers RR: some personnel things they have to like at at certain positions. A lot to get better at

 

Rivera would like more speed.

 

Rivera said team wants more speed. "Certain times our lack of speed did show up in the middle of the year," Rivera said.

 

#Panthers RR: gotta look at OL, DB..places to shore up.

 

Clarifying earlier tweet, Rivera says no staff changes as of yet. Evaluations begin later this week.

 

Also will look to shore up things at WR, OL and in the secondary.

 

#Panthers RR: Cam growing, making strides. OL continuity helped running game, QB.

 

Rivera says the last six weeks were "indicative of what we can become." Panthers won five straight before falling to Seahawks.

 

With what Ron just said about the last 6 weeks of the offense don't expect any changes with Shula

 

Rivera on Cam Newton's future: "That is a Dave (Gettleman) question. ... But I think he can be a very special player."

 

#Panthers RR: excited about what we did offensively. The no huddle stuff was good for us. Our personnel getting healthy really helped us

 

Rivera said he would like to see Cam Newton here long term.

 

Rivera stressing no-huddle and how much it impacted Cam and offense.

 




#3189551 The core.....

Posted by SgtJoo on 09 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

Ironic that it Is 34 seconds long.


Because that's how long it will take for DeAngelo to be cut after the clock strikes midnight on June 1st?


#3187056 Philly Brown update

Posted by SgtJoo on 08 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

WR Philly Brown (shoulder) and FS Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) were limited in practice today. Rivera is feeling better about Brown's status.

 

Stephen Hill will make the trip and will be considered as an option if Philly Brown can't play.

 




#3185562 Seahawks DE Bennett on the Carolina Panthers

Posted by SgtJoo on 07 January 2015 - 07:34 PM

Seahawks DE Bennett on the Carolina Panthers....

“It’s so much alike, man. It’s like you look at a girl who looks like you, and you find out it’s your cousin, so you can’t go on a date with her even though you’d like to, because she looks like you. But then you see her friend, and her friend’s really hot, and you’re like, ‘that’s not my cousin,’ so it’s good.”