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Gettlemen going after "Max Value"...

09 May 2014 - 10:21 AM

I was reading an article today by Jonathan Jones and I really liked this quote from Gettlemen:




“I say it over and over again: we don’t draft for need, we draft for value. If you draft for need instead of value you’re going to get burned.”


This is the first time I've heard him say it like this which I think is really interesting because I feel like he's really saying that if you need a wide receiver than a good one could have more value than say a defensive tackle or defensive end.  


I feel like the same thing happened with KK last year because it may be a little hard to believe that he was literally at the top of their draft board but when you factor in the need+their rating (which I'm sure was near the top) then that equals the maximum value.


So I really feel like we got some insight into what is in Gettlemen's head in the draft, he loves to get those max value guys and the beginning and then get just solid value guys later.  For example, last year we saw value based picks late like Klein and Barner because that late in the draft you just want to get some guys that can contribute.  Today I think we'll see some more holes filled in the 2nd and 3rd round...probably CB and OL, then from the 4th-7th we'll see just solid value picks no matter what position they play, which I love.


The only thing I still can't quite figure out is how Kugbilla factors into all this, maybe the 4th round is for "swing for the fences" guys.

Fantasy Article on Marvin McNutt

09 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

Found this today while doing some dynasty football research...



Here's a piece from an article (trying to find a good link) from Rotoviz that compares their final season of college football:

They are similar weight, speed, and height (McNutt is actually taller).  They both caught 12 touchdowns in 13 games in their last year of college.  They both caught more than 40% of the yards their college team threw.  Nicks’ touchdowns accounted for a larger percent of Carolina’s output, but McNutt’s share of Iowa’s touchdown total was still impressive at over 40%.


It basically compares McNutt to Hakim Nicks which is interesting considering a lot of people around here (including myself) want to see Nicks in the future.  He explains that the same comparisons were made about Stevie Johnson with Reggie Wayne and Wayne was a 1st rounder while Johnson was a 7th.  Obviously Wayne is a better receive but Johnson is pretty underrated and has had some good seasons.


It's also interesting because of what Gettlemen said earlier this offseason about having guys on the roster that just needed to get a chance to play.  The similarities are striking, I'm not sold by any means but at least this gives us a decent comparison of what McNutt brings to the table.



Interesting Stat...

09 January 2014 - 02:59 PM



Was looking around today and saw this article.  As we all know, statistics are like puppets, we can make them say whatever we want, but this one was kinda interesting.  The Panthers are 0-3 when Cam is sacked 5+ times and they are 12-1 when its less than 4.


I think this is gonna be huge this weekend and could play a huge factor in whether we win or lose.  I think we need to score at least 24 points to have a great chance to win and keeping cam upright will help tremendously.  But it's not just about keeping Cam from being sacked but its also about Cam recognizing when nothing is there and pulling it down to run.  Many times this year we have seen Cam waiting for what seems like an eternity for his mediocre receivers to get open.  Cam needs to take off and get whatever he can and avoid taking drive killing sacks.



Panther's Fans in Columbia?

18 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

I've lived down here for a little over 2 years now and sometimes its really hard to find Panthers fans down here as everyone is so enamored with either South Carolina or Clemson.  Anybody else live in the Columbia area that would like to get together and watch the game tonight?  Or does anyone know a bar where Panthers fans migrate to downtown?


Just want to be around other Panther's fans. 

Cam throwing on the run...

17 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

I noticed last week when Cam escaped pressure and got outside the pocket he made a throw downfield that was no where close to it's intended target.  I also remember during the preseason he rolled out and threw down field to an open Smith and damn near threw a pick over Smith's head.  It got me thinking, is throwing on the run just not a strength of Cam's?


You would think the Panthers would try to utilize bootlegs and movement to help negate the poor blocking at times as well as slowing down the rush.  But we rarely do this.  I know Cam has made great passes on the run at times but I just don't think it's his forte.  Watching Wilson tonight made me realize how ineffective Cam is at making these throws.  Other QB's who are good at this include Aaron Rodgers, Big Ben, and Steve Young was probably one of the best, it just adds a different dynamic to their games.


So to review, not bashing Cam, just wondering if anyone else noticed this and if you had clips from games that could disprove it and make me feel differently.

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