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Mr. Scot

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#2737307 Would Gettleman have drafted Cam?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

There defense is as close to ours as ours is to Seattle's. Ours is better but they're right on our heels, same way we are with Seattle.

 

I suspect without Mike Zimmer running it, you're gonna see that defense look far more average this year.
 




#2737305 This year's Aaron Rodgers?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

You have gone and done it now! 

 

Nah, not really.  If I had started a thread saying "we should draft Bridgewater and dump Newton" then I would have 'gone and done it'.

 

(I think some nimrod actually did start a thread like that some time back)

 

Like most of my threads, I'm asking for opinions, not making suggestions.  I prefer to ask others for their ideas first and then respond with my own thoughts later.  That way I can ask questions and/or make points on either side to move the topic along.  

 

To me, going this route makes for better discussion than the "all right here's what I think; now everybody react to it" type of thread.




#2737300 Would Gettleman have drafted Cam?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 11:04 AM

Rivera wanted Cam and was begging for him.  Before that--safe picks--LBs, RBs twice, OL, --even when we needed DTs and WRs.  Hurney had just watched his previously-drafted QB-the "Gem"- crash and burn the season before.  He really did not have too many options.

 

Hurney chose Clausen.  He even spent the night between rounds 1 and 2 on the phone with the Rams (33rd pick)  trying to trade up to get him.  Hurney said he knew that KC or Minnesota would take Clausen before we picked.  He was "shocked" when they both passed on him again in the second--2 teams that needed a QB desperately passed on Clausen in the first AND second round--the same player Hurney was trying to move up to get.  What did they know that Marty didn't?

 

Apparently, a lot.

 

One thing I remember from drafts past: Everytime we took a player that slid (Rae Carruth, Everette Brown, Rashard Anderson, Jimmy Clausen) the ultimate story just about always wound up being "and now we know why" :(

 

Not last year though.  Lotulelei was in contention for defensive rookie of the year.

 

It's funny you mentioning that Hurney was "shocked" when teams passed on Clausen.  By contrast, Gettleman absolutely knew the Jets were going to take Sheldon Richardson, and he was right.  Seems like Gettleman is better at predicting how the draft will fall and what other teams are likely to do.

 

And that's why you make a 'football guy' your GM, not a sports reporter.




#2737273 This week in 'bad ideas'...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

NFL AM asked for people to "caption this" photo of Tiger Woods and Tony Romo.

 

Bk2mItECAAAomVR.jpg

 

PFT quoted the caption offered by retired Redskins linebacker London Fletcher suggesting that Woods is thinking "Why is he taking all this time just to choke?" :lol:




#2737263 Worst draft picks since 2000 for every team

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

Whew, that list smells awful funky.

 

We are in salary cap trouble because of Hurney's inability to draft for depth later in the draft.  He was awful at that.

 

I used to try and defend Hurney based on early success (2003 and 2005).  But then one day - I think it was 2009 or 2010 - I sat down and charted out every draft pick he'd made and how they'd panned out.  When I looked at the overall results, especially at the players he had traded away picks to move up for, I realized that in the long term he was hurting more than he was helping.

 

From that day on, I just couldn't do it anymore.




#2737242 Worst draft picks since 2000 for every team

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 09:54 AM

i know it was before 2000, but would sean gilbert have counted? afterall, he was pretty much two first round picks wasted on a bum.

 

Gilbert isn't technically a draft pick, though we did trade draft picks to get him.

 

If you wanna open up the whole gamut you're gonna have a hard time picking anyone but Rae Carruth.  You might have to frame the question as "worst pick other than Carruth".
 




#2737209 Would Gettleman have drafted Cam?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 09:02 AM

The nfl is a pendulum, suck long enough the draft picks will materialize. Any gm can just wait for that to happen and hope he doesn't get fired by then. Good GMs excel in free agency and is all about winning now. Bad GMs build through the draft.

Our cap wasn't that bad entering the off season. The move gettleman made put us in cap hell. There is no proof that the only side of the ball we can put money on was the defense. Maybe smith and Nicks was the better direction than 13mil to Hardy. Hardy is not that feared throughout the league.

 

You're really pushing hard for that "stupidest post" award aren't you?

 

You want the Top Five Dumbest Posts list all to yourself?
 




#2737203 Would Gettleman have drafted Cam?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 08:59 AM

No he would not have drafted Cam. He wasn't even sure Cam was our franchise QB after 2 stellar years, I'm very happy he was convinced this year.

 

Know how I know you haven't watched any of Gettleman's press conferences?
 




#2737133 Would Gettleman have drafted Cam?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 12 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

Gettleman hasn't done squat nor put his signature on this team. This is a Hurney core carrying a bunch of misfits Gettleman brings in. Until Gettleman can sit in front of a high demand FA and convince him to sign with us he'll never get his peers' respect and this team will always be the underdog that overachieves. Star falling to us was the most obvious decision to make. This off season is going to stain him and he better show results soon. Now he's just known as the laughing stock who cut his entire receiving corps after 12 win season.


Early leader for stupidest post of the day.

Not a clue...


#2736668 Trade Up For MIKE EVANS?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 11 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

Never move up in a draft that's deep at a position you want.




#2736235 Worst draft picks since 2000 for every team

Posted by Mr. Scot on 11 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

I don't know ANY of these guys.


I can honestly say I remember just about all of them, but there were one or two that left me saying 'who?'


#2735691 I'm glad this whiny bitch isn't a Panther...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

is that his real twitter?

 

if so it's only a matter of time until he gets into it with someone or something happens that's going to be national news

 

It's real.

 

One somewhat unfortunate typo I noticed; He captioned a skyline pic as the "view from my widow" :blink:
 




#2735686 We signed DeCoud!

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

you should delegate this task to dat alice, who will undoubtedly be happy to type up a document the size of a small nation's census report that tells how bad decoud is and how bad the panthers are for signing up

 

Does that come before or after the explanation that the Saints won the division last year (statistically)?
 




#2735681 I'm glad this whiny bitch isn't a Panther...

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 April 2014 - 11:33 PM

This will end well :unsure:




#2735678 Worst draft picks since 2000 for every team

Posted by Mr. Scot on 10 April 2014 - 11:31 PM

Its well known around the league the panthers were seen as suckers in the draft. Remember last year they tried to scam DG and he hung up the phone on them.

 

When he told that story I remember thinking "we must have a real reputation going around now".

 

Also remember Gettleman famously saying "You must be braindead to think I'd take a deal like that."  I winced :(
 






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