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Gin and Juice

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Position upgrade that would improve our team the most? Why?

30 April 2014 - 05:20 PM

With all the talk about need a stud LT, do we really need a "stud"? The OL success comes as a unit, right? Been said countless times that OL is about chemistry.....not one great player! Does our OL need to improve? Yes, but it won't with one player....we had a pro bowl LT and we were mediocre at best on our OL. Stud LT the BPA for our team? I'm thinking not! What fixes our OL then? Discuss! ***save the cam can't throw from the ground**** I want depth in the response

Is a big play WR our BPA? I don't think so, however, a WR that commands double teams opens up our run game. Better run game keeps opposing Defenses honest, right? Upgrading our guards improve the run game? A true run blocking RT and RG? What says you? Cyril Richardson or Ja'Wann James truly our second Rd BPAs?

RB? Sure we claim to have a loaded stable. But, do we really? If the next AP is up for grabs, does that improve our team the most?

DE? We all know the cap issue and DG likes to fill the roster before the draft. Because of the cap, his philosophy is handcuffed. Will a stud DE be our BPA?

DT? As fans, we think we are set. Those big guys tire easily. Does three or more "starting" caliber DTs make our team better?

LB? We know the trials and tribulations of TD! He is an important piece! Does having a stand by guy of TD talent make our team better?

CB? Personally, I think a true shut down CB is the upgrade that improves our team the most! A guy that can truly cancel out the opposition's no.1. It's a no brainer in that the blitz package with our front seven can get stupid good! In turn, we create more turnover opportunities! My opinion only tho.

S? Shut down corner and our front seven the ballhawks at S should thrive!

Now, what are the risk that may cause our front seven to regress? Being on the field longer? Does having a better DL rotation improve our team the most?

I ask these question because I find BPA to be a relative term. He has to be the BPA for the team! I ask, what is that one positional upgrade that makes us a better team! It's not a stud LT, we had one and our OL was shabby at times!

Intent of the LT position

02 April 2014 - 11:53 PM

The versatility of starting right guard Nate Chandler, Gross’ back up in 2013, allows the team to move him to left tackle to replace Gross; Scott, Chandler’s back up, could move to starting right guard seamlessly. These moves essentially allow the Panthers offensive line to stay relatively intact, and chemistry cannot be overstated, especially for a young quarterback.-quote from isportsweb.com article

I think this has been the plan the whole time. Amid all the hoopla over Gman's left-handed talk, Rivera stated Bell would be competing for the LT job. I think the staff feels they have a diamond in Chandler. Have read several quotes about him being our most athletic O-lineman and developing nicely as pass-blocker.


Most likely Draft in which BPA can align with need....

30 March 2014 - 12:48 AM

1st Rd:

David Yankey, G/T Stanford

Some deviation on big boards, but tends to be late 1-early 2 guy.

2nd Rd:

Jordan Mathews/Davante Adams/Donte Moncrief

One of these three will be available. Prefer Mathews, but any will do!

3rd Rd:

Keith McGill CB, Utah

Utah! Nuff said! We know how these Panthers gel with the Utes!

4th Rd:

Brandon Coleman/Abbrederis

Again, each have pros and cons....pick one

5th Rd:

Michael Schofield, T Michigan

Lurking in Lewan's Shadow

6th Rd:

Shamar Stephens, DT UConn

7th Rd:

Dontae Johnson, S NC State

Something that is out of character

26 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Anybody else find that signing Tavarres King to a 4 year contract is a little unlike Gettleman? Maybe he knows something we don't? After all he was drafted by Denver.

Is he the next Cruz?

Things we know about Gman!

10 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

He seems to be very direct and a man of his word, that said, let's review!

1)Draft BPA-proven! Which means we will not go into the draft "looking" for our starting LT!
2)Fill all roster holes via Free Agency-proven! Not to say he won't pick up some more players after June 1st cuts!
3)We are cap strapped-true! Only obvious relief is with June 1st cuts!

Now, restructures are bad, unless equipped with void clauses. Essentially, a restructure is moving base salary to guaranteed money the following year(s). We know we don't have enough money to sign our draft picks, minus the free agents to fill the holes. We know his philosophy is fill holes with Free Agents! That being said, something big is about to come out of Charlotte that has us freeing up cap space!

Only logical immediate choices(add more if you see them)-

1)Extend CJ-same core deal, just over a long span......guarantee more of the money. CJ would make out better being a June 1st cut so he has no incentive to extend other than taking one for the team!
2)Sign Hardy to a long term deal-obviously they aren't on the same page or would've been done.
3)Trade Hardy for draft picks!

Kalil, JStew, and Dwill have already restructured....meaning no solutions there. Nothing substantial can be done at the moment with anyone else! A lot can happen with June 1st cuts. But something has to happen now in order for Gman to follow his team building philosophy.......so which is it?

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