all QB's with less experience than Newton and better/equal passing numbers. As far as Newton is concerned, I maintain what I have been saying about him for the last 2 1/2 seasons. He is a mediocre passer with good mobility. I stand by that assessment. I realize 3 1000 yard receivers and a top 10 rushing attack are not good enough weapons for Cam to put up big numbers---that's what the Panthers had in 2013...Cam just needed MORE "weapons" in order to finish above 16th in NFL passer rating...
Who the heck were the three 1,000 yard receivers Cam had in 2013? Greg Olsen was tops on the team in receiving yards in 2013 with 816. Top 10 rushing attack? With Cam's rushing totals added in the ground game ranked 11th in the league but if we are talking strictly production from the running backs...without Cam's 500+ yards on the ground that year we come in a single yard ahead of Miami for the 25th ranked rushing attack in the league. Are you just hoping no one would check your statistics at this point or was it an honest mistake thinking we had three 1,000 yard receivers in 2013 and a rushing attack in the top 10?
Once again the whole weapons around a young quarterback debate really goes back to effort to me more than anything. The Dolphins brought in a pro bowl left tackle. Drafted a tackle early on the same year. Drafted a highly touted WR... brought in another in Wallace although he had mixed results. I'm just waiting for this team to make an honest effort to really set Cam up in position to succeed. Let's hope we draft a receiver early this year and a tackle and running back couldn't hurt. Heck, let's get two tackles with our 9 picks.
Also don't forget to mention that the Dolphins went out and signed the best tackle in free agency last year in Branden Albert and followed that up by drafting another stud tackle in the first. Would be nice to see this team get serious about protecting their quarterback.
49ers announced they have waived T Jonathan Martin.
Former second round draft selection that has played and started quite a few football games in his career. Last season he made 9 starts in San Francisco. I have no idea if he is any good or not and am not interested in the discussing his reasons for leaving Miami. He could potentially fit here with our woes at the tackle position. Ideal size for the position. Worth noting he was a Harbaugh guy and the new regime has been shipping his guys out of the door.
Would he be worth looking into? An upgrade over Remmers or valuable depth? How did he grade out last season?
People actually believe the guy stopped months prior to the combine and his THC levels were still high enough to raise a red flag come combine time? This guys body fat % is so low and he likely works out so much that he could have it out of his system in a couple weeks even if he was a frequent smoker. I'm willing to bet he just didn't stop and smoked right up until the combine thinking he would pass after a day or two without the herb because of his body and workout habits. His choice to smoke doesn't bother me. But when it's screwed him over multiple times in college and now again before his NFL career has even started, there is a problem. The problem I have is not with his choice to blaze. It's his decision making at a pivotal time in his young career. Not something I want to risk a first round pick on. I hope he's gone by the time pick 25 rolls around.
You can check out Bortles' cut ups as well to see more of him.
I know I asked you to convince me of Jaelen before but do you like Perriman more now?
Perriman has been on my short list of guys I've wanted at 25 for a while now. I had him there even before the pro day massacre yesterday. I guess if I had to choose right now I'd take Perriman because he fits more of what this offense needs right now and has a much higher upside despite being more of a boom/bust prospect than Strong is. I think Strong is a safer prospect that will carve out a great career but may never be consistently dominant. I think either one paired with Kelvin makes for a great receiving corps. Perriman just has the rare combination of size and speed to take the top off of a defense and that's something we have never really had in Charlotte. People dog his route running and hands but Kelvin had the same problems coming out of FSU and still had 1,000 yards and almost 10 touchdowns despite dropping his fair share of balls as a rookie. The two together would be frustrating but the big plays would make up for it in my eyes. Olsen is ultra-dependable and if we brought in Jennings I'm on the Perriman wagon even more so. I have a feeling he will be on the board at 25.
Don't get me wrong...I love what Dave has done on the defensive side of the ball, but they can get the job done with the personnel they already have assuming some young guys in the secondary develop and Kony does as well. I hope we take a safety in the mid-rounds again and another young outside backer, but I'm going to have a very hard time supporting another draft of defensive players in the first or second rounds.