I really like our GM, but if I'm being honest, we've all seen how our possible answers at OL have panned out
You mean like Norwell, Turner, and Remmers???
or are you like 95% of the other over-reactors here that just focus on the failed LT experiment with Bell and Chandler?
DG has drastically improved the state of our line in his first two seasons and (like it or not) he just upgraded the LT position by letting Bell walk. Granted, a stationary tackling dummy would be an upgrade over Bell, but Oher is an upgrade. Furthermore, he's paired Oher with his old OL coach. If there is anyone in the league that knows how to get the best out of Oher, it is going to be him.
I don't love the idea of Oher being our best option at LT, but i'm happy that the Byron Bell experiment has finally come to an end and excited to see if Oher can be coached up to his prior playing level.
People really think the Seahawks got the better end of the trade?
They got an extremely overpriced tight end whos is a great player, but not necessarily a need in Seattle (especially with what Luke Wilson has brought to the table).
Meanwhile, they parted ways with a good offensive lineman and a first round draft pick.
I hate the saints as much as the rest and I'm glad that we don't have to see Jimmy Graham get away with push-off after push-off in our division, but the Saints helped themselves with that deal. Don't believe me, just go take a look at the cap hits Jimmy had left on his contract.
I think Gettleman has shown that he is not content at any position and will look to upgrade with players as he sees fit. This is a low risk (considering we are coming off of having the worst starting lineman in the league play of this team) signing.
I don't really think it is fair to judge him on his time with the titans. The Titans were a dumpster fire from top to bottom and were easily the worst team in the league last year (I honestly believe the bucs would beat them 8 out of 10 times if they played).
Unfortunately, Williams name is tarnished around these parts due to the stupid amount of money Hurney gave him.
Williams is easily the greatest panther rb to ever do it. His 2008 season is among some of the best of all time, all the while splitting carries. Granted he is not the type of back to completely carry a workload and needed Stewart shouldering some of the load.
For me it is not hating the team. I envy them. They are exactly what I want the Panthers to become. I think Wilson is over hyped, but all he does is make plays. The Seattle defense is among the greatest to ever play the game. Especially in today's game where the rules have been altered to cater to the offense.
I'm sick of the 12th man garbage, and the seismologist explanations of how the earth moved when Lynch ran it in against the Saints. I think the whole thing is overdone. Seattle has some great fans, but their noise is more attributed to creative stadium design rather than "the 12's"
The "high-character" thing is such a farce. It's the NFL. If you fielded a team full of guys with no records, you'd have the worst team in the history of the league. I also don't think Jerry really cares about that - I think it's something the media has propagated. Hell, the starting quarterback was sanctioned for theft in college.
It's also an incredibly lazy way to run an organization. Some of these young guys need someone to invest in them and help make them better.
That is one of the great things about the NFL. It gives some guys the chance to make a great living and impact their current and family situations where otherwise they may not have that chance.
By only drafting "good" and "clean" guys, you miss the opportunity to really help make the change.
I'm not an advocate of drafting all low character, but with strong leaders in your locker room and a strong coaching staff, i think you can really make an impact on some of these guys.