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DelhommesTheMan

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2014 02:53 AM
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#2694103 What the future holds and how can we replace what we lost?

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 14 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

Its funny for the hell of it 2 days ago i made a list of realistic options that i think would help us going into next season.  That list had 20 players on it.  When i woke up this morning none of those players had been signed yet and are still ours to sign.  When that list starts drying up and we still haven't signed anyone that ill start worrying.  Just to give an idea this is my list of short term stop gaps and role players:

 

OT: Wharton,Oher, Winston, Strief :  If we don't sign one of these 3 than its Byron Bell and Draft picks, plus these guys are mostly RT not LT except Wharton

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WR: Nicks, Jones, Sanders, Burelson, Rice, Moore, Britt

 

KR/PR: Jacoby Ford ( would be a very logical signing here and could be an interesting slot WR option and Ginn replacement) or Hester

 

CB: Samuel, Tillman, Cromartie, Finnegan, Rodgers, DRC (pipe dream but still available plus hes thnking of retiring)

 

There are still plenty of veteran guys to fill our roster up with.  Obviously the draft will be our key additions as it should be, but any of these guys could no doubt fill a hole for a year or two.  Tackle is the only position where the draft will have to be our only real option as the talent will be better and the money will be more inline with what we can afford right now.  We have to go all in with OT in the draft the writings on the wall...Thats why signing Nicks or Jones is critical.

 

 




#2691016 Lafell back in Charlotte

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 13 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

honestly ive said it before, id rather go in to the season with King, McNutt and Two Rookies than see Lafell back on the field...im about to Hulk Smash my monitor 




#2689750 Person: Nicks is Panthers' top FA target (Offering $4.5m/year per La...

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 13 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

James Jones is a stud...I know Jets are in hard on him as well..




#2687715 Predict the Panthers first FA signing

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 12 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

Nate Burleson




#2687321 Nicks reps and Panther reps talking.....

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 12 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Well Decker is about to sign with NYJets according the the Daily News and Golden Tate just signed 5 year deal with Detriot...Hakeem Nicks you are officially on the clock!




#2686669 Steve Smith Will Not Be In a Panthers Uniform Next Season

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 12 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

Ummm we have McNutt and King i dont WTF your talking about were stacked!




#2684360 AP Steve Reed thinks Mitchell is gone at 4:01 PM.

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 11 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

We really have the worst beat writers, they cant even give us an inkling of whats going on,  National Beat writers, even Aaron Wilson have more Panther sources.  This is a common theme every year tho im done wasting my time on it...




#2680996 Steve Smith questions

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 10 March 2014 - 09:33 AM

You are awarded no points and may god have mercy on your soul..

 




#2669613 Panthers, Hardy talking long-term deal

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 28 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

Adam Schefter just tweeted that the cap is expected to break 140 million next year and 150 mill by 2016....Lock up Hardy and Cam we have money coming our way folks!!




#1949457 80 Million on RB's

Posted by DelhommesTheMan on 17 October 2012 - 09:37 AM

First this is not a thread to bitch, this is my opinion based on facts of whats wrong with our offense, I have read post after post during the bye week, of whats wrong and why its wrong. Its Hurney, Rivera, JR, etc. The real problem is so simple its stupid.

We have 80 million dollars ( something like that exact number is insignificant ) invested in our RB's and our leading rusher is our QB...

Our Quarterback lol

Marty Hurney really couldnt figure out that we needed a WR2 to open up things for Smith, or too pull the Safety out of the box so they cant even spy Cam if they wanted too ( according to Rivera teams are dropping down a Safety to spy Cam this year)...Instead he drops money on another RB?! Dont even ask why our offense looks horrible, you already know..

Cam : 40 carries / 209 yards
Deangelo: 48 carries / 173 yards
Stewart: 25 carries / 107 yards
Tolbert: 11 carries / 26 yards

Im not going to start rattling off names but there are a few teams that have a single rusher who has eclipsed all 4 our guys combined. If i take OUR QB off the above list, you dont even want to see how our RB trio compares. Its ugly. And thats with MILLIONS tied up in the position..

So again,you tell me if a receipe for success in the NFL is:

A. To have your QB be your leading rusher
B. Spend a tremenendous amount of money on a position in decline
C. To Spend a ton on the RB position and still have your QB be your leading rusher lol

From the outside looking in, other teams are laughing at how the Panthers manage the cap.

The Solution:

Now im sure most of you see the problem, and there must be a solution to the problem, and their is. Deangelo must either be traded or released now or at the end of the year. The time of splitting carries with two workhorse running backs passed when we got a QB who can actually make plays ( both with his arm and his feet ) There just isnt enough balls to go around for 2 RB's ( or 3 if you include Tolbert ) You keep a low cost backup with some upside and you go to war. We actually had two guys who looked decent this preseason. Secondly, you MUST add a receiver for Cam to grow with. Smith is on his last legs, and may be gone after next year. This is critical. Whether its the draft or FA ( Mike Wallace ) thats for our GM to decide. But there is no doubt we need someone else for defenses to respect that will keep the safetys away from Cam and away from Smith while hes still here.


The faster Marty Hurney is gone, the better this franchise will be.. We need someone with a fresh evaluation of our players, not someobody who has blind faith on his own draft picks.

The defense has its own mess ( a big one ), but thats for another thread.


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