Dude, you guys are retarded hating on analysts all the time. They call things as they see it -- sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad -- that's just their job. Sometimes, a player you didn't like (in a purely football type of way) succeeds. What are you supposed to do? Just keep hating on the player? Of course not. There is nothing wrong with 'eating crow'.
Hey guys I think I just figured out where Marty Hurney went
This is why I'm not buying into any Miami hype. They're just being overaggressive and overpaying for players. Franchises like that tend to put all their eggs in a few baskets -- they don't have the depth to go very far.
Getting Kalil back will be huge. I can't see how the offence will be worse. Hixon also gives us another receiving option -- that's big. I think it's quite amazing what Gettleman has done to the team. He really didn't have a lot of resources to work with (in terms of cap and number of draft picks).
You guys are still reasoning under the assumption that Gettleman drafts for need. Stop it. There's a simple explanation as to why why the Panthers made the moves they did -- the players were the BPA's. You guys are reading into things that just aren't there.
I've been thinking lately how all the prospects projected to go around 14 don't appeal to me.
Mocks usually have us taking one of these guys. I know I don't speak for everyone here, but choosing between these 4 are a bit like choosing which STD you'd rather have on your nuts. I much rather choose between these guys:
The consensus is that these guys are a bit of a reach at 14. Well you know what? Fug that. Let's say you really, really like Hopkins -- you think he's the best WR in this draft (incidentally, he's the only prospect that visited the Panthers twice; unless you want to count Allen's workout at Proelific Park a visit). How far would you be willing to trade down? Well hell, even dropping past the Rams at 16 would make me uneasy. You just don't know how other teams rate players.
What am I trying to say? I'm saying that there's a good chance that the Panthers will stay at 14 and 'reach' for someone like Hopkins. When that happens, I'll be prepared and fine with it. You guys should jump on board.
I appreciate the sentiment but it is not not required. I didn't say that for any sympathy. Make no mistake I live for that stuff. 3rd generation airborne paratrooper talking. I have been in the Army since a month after high school and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am on the huddle for intelligent conversation about my 3rd passion behind family and soldiering and that is NFL football. I only ask that you attack my argument, my reasoning or my opinions not my intelligence or my character.