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#2212540 Gettis primed to emerge as top tier WR, per sources

Posted by CRA on 27 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

Forgot that Moore was the starter most if the year. But, he is only a slight upgrade over Jimmy. Same premis though....one barely marginal and one bad QB throwing to him.

My point is that he did produce well in actual games....better than a OS player that everyone is infatuated with.

Moore is significantly better than Clausen. Moore is a NFL backup QB. Clausen shouldn't be in the league

Moore's resume proves he is much much better....here and in Miami.

LaFell did more with Clausen bc he is more well rounded than Gettis.

#2211610 Gettis primed to emerge as top tier WR, per sources

Posted by CRA on 26 April 2013 - 11:04 PM

I still hate Gettis had an injury as bad as he did. If he can have 600+ yards catching passes from Clausen and Moore I can't imagine what he could have done with Cam's big arm slinging him the ball

He had like 2 yards playing with Clausen....LaFell was pretty much the only WR that did anything with him

#2211607 Did you guys suddenly forget who our GM is?

Posted by CRA on 26 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

conversely, in 2012 the panthers' secondary instantly looked better with a much-improved pass rush

it doesn't matter how talented you are in the secondary if you give the QB time to throw. You can't maul WRs like you used to, and they will be open to any competent QB in about 4 seconds after the snap.

If they where close to being average......we would have won 10-11 games last year. You are asking the pass rush to be absurdly dominant to survive.

#2211514 Did you guys suddenly forget who our GM is?

Posted by CRA on 26 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

Also, the draft thus far....seems oddly safe for moving on from our coach and QB.

Gettlemen keeps talking about doing what is best big picture for Carolina. But Newton needs help....if he is your guy. Nothing so far indicates Gettlemen is all in on offense. Just building a NY style D.

#2206523 Yep, its Kenny Vaccaro

Posted by CRA on 25 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

Disagree on all counts

We wanted to draft Barrron last year....

We arguably have the weakest secondary on paper in the NFL

S is a spot where it is fairly easy for a player to start immediately

If you want an every down starter out of your first round pick....S is probably a better path than DT or WR.

Vaccaro makes sense based on who is projected to be there at the pick. I think he is the pick pending someone doesn't fall (and I am not talking DT)

#2205340 I'll be outraged if the Panthers don't put up historical rushing numb...

Posted by CRA on 24 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

The best offenses, are always the well balanced ones.

There are a lot of pass heavy teams in the league today, but ya still need balance.

The more balanced the offense is with the run AND pass, the harder both are to defend.

I personally think some of the better offenses in recent history have been slanted pass....

I think the better the D....the less you need from the QB....and the more likely you see a balanced O out of need/style

#2205188 I'll be outraged if the Panthers don't put up historical rushing numb...

Posted by CRA on 24 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

We went 8-8 with 2 1000 yard rushers....

That isn't something to strive for....if we have 2 1000 yard RBs it would mean our offense overall isn't very good most likely. Probably means Cam is hurt and Jimmy plays.

The best rush attack we ever had was 2011 and we didn't have a single RB hit 1000 yards. Chud was still calling a nice mix of read option looks and we no longer where a RB run first offense. I swear, some people want John Fox back but with another name....and a weak QB.

#2190715 Interesting interview with Mike Tannenbaum on Sirius today.

Posted by CRA on 10 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

I think unless someone falls....I think Carolina is going to draft Hopkins if he is there. Seems to be the best "fit" in Carolina over some of the other WRs. Fit matters.

Hopkins....let'ss see if I can make it 3 in a row.

#2188343 List of players we worked out last year, we don't smokescreen.

Posted by CRA on 07 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

Did we work Jimmy out? or was that one of those things where we didn't expect him to fall to the 2nd round so Fox just took him for the hell of it?

We didn't work him out...nor does it look like they even watched his college tape

#2186221 Panthers sign Hixon

Posted by CRA on 04 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

Not playing? Who said anything about him not playing? Ain't no rookie gonna supplant Steve Smith as the #1 WR on the Carolina Panthers this coming season. That's what I meant by "eventual #1. A rookie WR drafted in the 1st round would most certainly play as a rookie.

Smitty will be the primary target but they appeared to clearly alter the routes he ran last year.....he is losing steps. Probably will lose more this year. Smith can run tons of routes well and get open....but we are a vertical offense without the vertial deep threat at this stage. Which is kinda funny.

#2178742 This year will tell if Rivera is a horrible coach or not.

Posted by CRA on 27 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

If we do not atleast go 500 Rivera is a horrible coach. G has put him in a good position to do okay this year. If our season is lost again after week 7 its over for him.

G's magnificent offseason is being dramatically overblown....

We still have holes all over this roster and an oddly built offense around Cam

G is setting the table to burn the mofo down after this year...just like Gantt called. Rivera will be playing from a hole...just like the last 2 seasons. Rivera and Cam have come close to overcoming it the last 2 seasons....but no GM has put Rivera in an easy to win position

#2178046 Gross restructured

Posted by CRA on 27 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

It's funny how some people were worried about the cap because of the Gettleman hire. And he's proved to be a genius compared to Hurney (who was considered a cap guy).

in fairness....restructuring Gross and cutting Gamble are the type no brainers that Pat Y and Person could figure out.

So many numbers being thrown around...I wonder if this causes any outstanding bonuses pre-extension to be amortized over the new contract length.

Yas seems to think otherwise, the 4.9 cap hit he listed comes from the now $1 million base + $1 million signing bonus from previous deal + $2 million option bonus from previous deal + $0.9 million amortized from signing bonus on new deal.

If my math is right...Gross' earnings this season drop from $8.7 million to $5.5 million, certainly commendable. All the while creating $6.8 million (11.7-4.9) in cap space this year.

and leaves us without a LT in 2014. I would assume this is Gross' way of saying one more year and I'm done.