I think someone tried to start one before but couldn't get any takers.
That was likely me over in the Nerdvana section. I figured there would be posters that were capable of intelligent thought and didn't have to make up for a lack of social skills by posting animated pictures in a pathetic attempt for pie and infamy.
Weird. It was either Gettleman or Rivera who tipped this off earlier. They were mentioning our d-line rotation and mentioned Mario Addison but left Keiser out. Not sure if it was a press conference or interview on wfnz but I think it was Gettleman who was talking about the rotation and mentioned everyone but Keiser including Addison and even Fua.
It was a Gettleman presser on Panthers.com, though I can't recall which one.
20+ minute long video detailing some stuff from the draft along with recycled content from previous videos.
Early in the video is the call that Star got from the team, but from the team's perspective. Rivera wants him to come in right away and contribute to a Super Bowl run.
Edmund Kugbila isn't expected to be an immediate starter but has the potential to be an impact player due to his size and potential.
Final two picks were based on quality.
AJ Klein should contribute immediately as a depth LB and on special teams.
Barner ran a sub 4.4 40yd dash with nearly 1,800 all purpose yards and 23 TDs in his senior season.
Gettleman says that Star is a great fit and Kawann in the 2nd was too good to pass up. Before the pick Gettleman would turn and speak with the whole room. He emphasized that one person cannot make the decision themselves and that everyone should be a part of the decision. Interesting quote:
The coaches have to feel, and I've learned this the hard way from teams that I've been with... that if you select players that the coaches really don't want, that they don't feel is a good fit, then it is a mistake.
10min - 14min: scouting videos for some regional players. Included are USC RB Marcus Lattimore, App State RB Steven Miller, UNC DT Sylvester Williams, and NC State CB David Amerson.
Over 90% player participation during voluntary workouts.
The only reason that he went Div2 instead of bama and florida (who recruited him) was because of low sat scores. Moved here when he was 10 from Ghana. Not a dumb kid, just a victim of the system. I am dancing in the street literally over this draft.
The only reason Kawann Short would be considered a B+ is because the team took Star in the 1st. However, Star will likely play NT to occupy double teams and generate a push while Short is a UT that will act more as a pass rusher that can also occupy two if need be. Dwan Edwards' contract is for two years and Gettleman is drafting "for the Panthers." I like it a lot. A+ on Star, A on Short. I'm excited at who the team takes in the 4th.
I was surprised, but very happy because I have been high on Short for awhile. When the team resigned Dwan Edwards and drafted Star, I figured that they were done. The pick makes a lot of sense as Edwards is here for only two seasons, maybe just one, and now the team has a defensive line with insane potential. I expect to see that aggression Rivera promised when he was first hired, and the personal so far makes it look more and more like it's finally coming.
I'm expecting a RG in the 4th, a player in the 5th that isn't a position of need and was expected to go higher (lol LB or RB), and either a DB or WR in the 6th.
Those of you being judgmental pud pullers do realize that ho0kahs are primarily for smoking flavored tobacco, right? If he wanted something to Honey Badger it up with he'd have bought a vaporizer. Ho0kahs are pretty wasteful when it comes to that.
But I mean, if it helps you feel better for being born with a tiny pecker, keep on keeping on.
If Shula is promoted to OC, who might the new QB coach be? While losing the opportunity to have Chud or Norv (I was leaning towards Turner after Chud did his sophomore slump routine again), the potential of landing Dave Toubs is keeping me cautiously optimistic. I'm wonder if the Graves hire was to appeal to Smitty when Rivera came over.
Many posters wanted to see Rivera and co. canned this offseason. Now that Rivera is safe, Chud is leaving for a promotion, and four other coaches have been let go (Murphy during the season), I'm seeing the same posters pouting. It just goes to show that some folks actually enjoy being Debbie Downers, which is a damn shame. This team has had enough disappointment and bad breaks, it doesn't need the folks that are supposed to be supportive of the squad looking for the opportunity to eat some piss-milk cheerios