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Gin and Juice

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Soon, Very Soon

19 October 2014 - 10:25 PM

It looks bleak at the moment, but for some good news, Rivera teams close out the season well! There is hope and there is even more hope on the horizon.

For all the Gettleman bashers, I'm not quite on your train yet and I don't think I will be for at least two years. Here is why:

-with the exception of Hardy and Bell, we aren't scheduled to lose any heavy hitters
-our salary cap really begins to open up

On the salary cap:

-we currently hold contracts that total 130mil for 2015
Ok, let's assume that the cap set by the NFL increases from the current 133mil to 135mil. We also have 7mil rollover.

135 mil + 7mil=142mil Cap
142mil-130mil=12mil Cap Space

That's not all. No Way Godfrey stays! In 2015, he has a cap hit of 7mil and his dead money hit is 3 mil if cut. Let's assume we cut him pre-June 1st. We can then add an additional 4mil to our cap space for the year. Also, DeCoud has a 2.2ish mil cap hit/.25mil dead money hit. IMO, gone!

We are now looking at 18mil in cap space.

That's still not all! We can except that CJ will be here awhile longer. There is roughly 9 mil to gain in reworking his contract. Let's assume we get 5mil of it, which we can do and still be clear to cut ties with him in 2016 and gain monster cap space.

If we get 5mil off his base salary converted to bonus, then we are now:

23mil in cap space.

What about Cam's contract? He is on the books already for 14mil. That 130mil 2015 commitment includes the start of Cam making huge bucks. Signing to a properly balanced deal can actually reduce that 14mil number in 2016, but only moderately.

We can also cut D-Will as a June 1st cut. That would add another 6mil to our cap space for 2015, but count as 6mil worth of dead money on the 2016 books(basically replaces the dead money of Smitty/Godfrey).


The Good:

Potentially 29mil in cap space with Cam's "blockbuster deal" numbers already starting. If done right, that's enough to keep Hardy and sign JPP. It's also enough to sign some quality OL and DBs.
A good draft(Gordon/Coleman and 3 more starter quality guys) and we get very well rounded.


The Bad:

We stuck with Stewart at least till 2016

Week 6 Friday Night Challenge

10 October 2014 - 07:46 PM

I am issuing a challenge to the many armchair GM's that run rampant on the wonderful huddle!

Build a 53 man roster fantasy football team and follow these few simple rules:

1.Your depth chart has to resemble an actual NFL depth chart!
2.Using spotrac, the 2014 cap figure is what we can use to figure up the total salaries. Much like the NFL, you can not exceed 133,000,000. Not gonna create imaginary roll overs or dead monies. Straight up 133mil
3. You can NOT have more than 8 players in which 2014 is the final year of their current contract.
4. You can NOT have more than 1 player from the same rd. of the same draft of the last 4 years(2011-2014).
Ex., if you pick Luck, then you cannot pick Luke. Your team did not have unlimited 1st rd picks or 4th rounders! We shall treat this as your team had one pick in each rd of each draft only (2011-2014)! Prior to 2011, it doesn't matter for they most likely played out the rookie contract.-
5. I think those few rules will make it hard enough, but maybe not.


He/She who receives the most pie over there GM skills/roster shall earn credibility as a true Internet NFL GM!

P.S.-just a little fun so lets not be all overly serious or dramatic

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.

Thoughts?

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

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