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Paging Lilsmitty09!

26 February 2015 - 09:26 PM

I believe you have some special news to tell the Huddle. I just saw/read an awesome post of yours that's going viral on the Twitter world. I don't want to spoil the surprise so I'll let you make a thread on it or post in here.

We want details! Congratulations brotha that is big time!

OT Michael Roos Retires

26 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

@RapSheet: Great career RT @MichaelRoos: Throwback to when I used to be in NFL 2005-2014 #RetiredAfter 10 years as a Tennessee https://t.co/cSBvGDkTbn

Per his Instagram. As expected. Another tackle option off the market.

A New Era at Left Tackle Begins

23 February 2015 - 06:58 PM


The Drafting of Perceived 'Raw' Prospects

23 February 2015 - 12:15 AM

Panther's General Manager Dave Gettleman has said that when it comes to drafting players, especially in the early rounds, he wants rookies that can get on the field and contribute as soon as possible. After all, what good is a draft selection that cannot earn playing time throughout the season?

In the Charlotte media, as well as on the Huddle, positional coaches like Ricky Proehl and Steve Wilks have received high praise for their ability to develop talent and have their guys ready to play. This is evidenced by Wilks' promotion earlier this off-season to Assistant Head Coach.

Do you believe that Dave Gettleman takes into account the strengths of his coaches at certain positional groups during the daft? By that I mean, is he willing to draft a player that may be perceived as 'raw' at one position as opposed to another, because he has a positional coach at that position who has a knack for developing talent? Kelvin Benjamin was pegged as raw but by the time week 1 rolled around the game never seemed too big for him. Gettleman prizes a high football IQ when scouting his draft targets. Kelvin excelled on the board during his pre-draft visits with Proehl. If a player is raw but possesses a strong football acumen, I think Gettleman is willing to pull the trigger on him assuming he checks his other boxes.

As a fan, are you comfortable with the Panthers drafting athletes that may not be as polished in their craft because of certain members of the coaching staff if they can impress the staff with their knowledge of the game?

DJ Humphries - OT Florida Gators

17 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah has Humphries launching up draft boards and has him building buzz around the league. On his list of the Top 50 Prospects, Humphries now sits at 18 ahead of some of the other notable OT prospects we have grown to be familiar with.

Jeremiah writes of Humphries:

"Humphries was a 2 1/2-year starter at offensive tackle for the Gators. He has a lean, narrow frame with excellent length. In the pass game, he is quick out of his stance and plays with excellent knee bend. He has a sharp punch and rarely exposes his chest to defenders. He is smooth to redirect versus counter moves. He does have issues under-setting at times, which allows defenders to beat him on the edge. In the run game, he uses his athleticism to reach/cutoff but he doesn't generate a lot of power at the point of attack. Overall, Humphries lacks ideal girth and experience but he has a very high ceiling as an NFL left tackle because of his quickness, length and athleticism."

Ideal fit for us at LT? Will he continue to rise and be drafted before our pick? The more I read about him, the more I like him once he is coached up.