he's as solid a possession receiver as you will find. dude catches everything and he's tough. he's not flashy and he isnt a TD machine, but he's reliable and a good target for cam.
we aren't going to find a #1 in FA, but we probably will in the draft. there's not a lot that's had me feeling good about this offseason so far, but if we sign avant i think we'll be on the way to having cam better and more reliable targets than last year.
This is the key. Reliability is very important the way our offense is structured. We need guys to always make the 5-8 yard catch. Cam needs someone that will catch more than he needs a stone-handed LaFell who is a little faster.
-We're 'victims' of the cap. There has been a smoothing out process, no longer 5-8 million dollar contract spikes. Need to view it in long term, not just Greg. We need to sign Cam, Luke, Star, KK, etc in the next few years. We certainly don't want him just walking away, DUH.
-We are in conversations with Cam about extension. But we will do things on the Panthers schedule. Looking at our options. The goal is to get better as a team, keep the core of team in tact, and still be able to bring in new guys. Makes it more difficult if you let good players walk away.
-We hit on the 1 year deals this year and hope some of them return.
-Says watching NFL playoffs is more an extension of his job. It's always a learning process for him. Who's in/who's out and why. Always trying to get better as an evaluator.
-Cam had an excellent year. Disappointed people blew his "7 second pause" out of proportion. No matter who the QB is they have to make plays from the pocket and Cam showed over and over again that he can do that.
-Really matured this year, not off field, but on field. Completely took ownership of being the QB and showing the NFL what he can do. He is our QB moving forward and I expect him to get a lot better. Unlimited potential.
-Run game was going well until Hartsock got hurt. When he came back, his knee was never the same. Run game suffered because of it.
-Thinks the solution to fix run game is get another young TE that can block and Hartsock isn't getting any younger. Said we need to fix the offensive line with big bodies
-Doesn't want to have as many free agents as we did. Ideally wants 8-10 UFAs.
-Real high on King, McNutt, and Travis Bond (he stated he views them as draft picks)
-Very excited about Ron. They think alike and have a great working relationship.
-Said most important part of coaching staff is teaching. Used Lester, White, Klein as examples of how strong the staff is. At times, we played 6 rookies on defense and ended with #2 defense.
-Nate Chandler exceeded his expectations and thinks he is a tremendous player/athlete.
-Asked about double down on offensive line "hog mollies". He answers with purpose of free agency is the set yourself up so that you can take the best player in draft and not worry about positions of need. Star and KK were not drafted on positional need but rather they were the top players left on board. If it happens again this year, they will do same thing.