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Francis J. Underwood

Member Since 10 Aug 2009
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In Topic: 2015 Carolina Panthers Draft - Watercooler Review

Yesterday, 08:05 AM

not sure i agree with the "tackling machine" label for Shaq, atleast not in a run stopping sense.


Yeah his form and athleticism come back to bite him at times by over pursuing ball carriers. He is a play disruptor at least until we can fix his tackling mechanics.

In Topic: ***LOVE THE TRADE***

02 May 2015 - 06:09 AM

You guys all laughed about the Saints giving up a 3rd to move up and get Brandin Cooks. Yall gave up a 3rd and a 6th for Funchess and love it? Mmmkay.


Didn't we go to the super dome last year and rip that heart right out of you guys. Now your team was in fire sale mode. Yeah we are still laughing at you guys.

In Topic: Panthers trade up to 9th pick of second round - select Devin Funchess

01 May 2015 - 09:34 PM

I don't understand why this is such a difficult concept for some to grasp?

 

Seeing all the amount of mis-managed credit card debt in the US, I do.


In Topic: Panthers trade up to 9th pick of second round - select Devin Funchess

01 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

If you're an NFL GM you should be paying attention to *every* opinion you can get your hands on. How do people not understand that *other peoples opinions determine where players will be drafted*. If you have a guy rated as a #2 and everyone else says he's a #4...I'm not debating your assessment whatsoever, but if you take him in the 2nd, you're not a great drafter. Why not try to nab him in the 3rd and get a steal vs reach because he was your BPA.

Anyone who's done a Fantasy Draft knows the scenario. That one guy who is convinced Matt Ryan is going to be a stud this year...and drafts him at the top of the 2nd. When he probably could have gotten the same guy in the top of the 4th.

Look at that board again, and tell me how we couldn't have traded DOWN...giving up our 1st...gotten both Funchess and Shaq...and still kept our 3rd and 6th?

I like both guys and am a big DG fan. But he did not manage those picks well.

 

The thing is you're not the only guy playing the game, you got 31 other teams you have to consider as well.

 

You act as if it is a foregone conclusion that those players would have been available at our traded 2nd rounder and the 2nd rounder we get in the trade you propose.

 

It is simple in the draft there are no guarantees, you pick players that provide good value for your team and the schemes you run, not for some draft scout schmuk on TV. When a team puts their draft grades on players, they group them together by similar overall impact to their team so they know if they can trade down or if they need to move up to ensure they get good value.

 

Gettleman must have seen a drop off in talent looming, forcing him to trade up after he explicitly stated he wouldn't last night. 


In Topic: NFL Draft Rounds 2 & 3 General Discussion Thread - Now Open

01 May 2015 - 08:38 PM

Jaelen Strong getting the silent treatment.