If we didn't have a dominant DL last season, our FA class from 2013 would've sucked just as bad as 2014's.
Florence was cut, Moore was cut, Mikell had one season left in the tank, Ginn has lost his job to two rookies at Arizona, and Mitchell is turrible at Pittsburgh. Can we please stop this notion that our FA class last year was good?
It was a good class for our system. Arizona and Pittsburgh were just dumb for grossly overpaying for Ginn and Mitchell, respectively. They were solid players for us. They're not guys that you give significant guaranteed money on long-term contracts, as they're finding out. We wanted to keep both of them, we just weren't willing to pay anywhere near what those other teams did.
Very glad that it sounds like Cam is going to be okay. I ceased to give a poo about this season a long time ago. We're 4-8-1. In any other season, we would've been looking forward to the draft for months by now. It's only because this division is such a complete dumpster fire this season that we have any hope at all for the current season. The bottom line is that whoever wins this division is only costing themselves about 10 spots of draft position for the "honor" of getting blown out at home in the 1st round of the playoffs by an actual decent football team. The current NFCS may be the worst division in modern NFL history. The division champ is going nowhere except plummeting down the draft order.
Sit Cam this week and let DA face the Bucs again. Don't even think about playing Cam this coming weekend. IF we beat the Bucs, then evaluate him for next week vs. the Browns. If we lose to the Bucs, don't even think about playing him again this year. Poor dude has suffered an entire career's worth of injuries this season. Ankle surgery, broken ribs, and now fractures in his back. Jeezus butt fuging Christ, give the dude a rest already.
This sucks, but as long-term Panthers' fans know, our own former LB Mark Fields was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 31, took a season off to kick it's ass and then returned to have several more productive seasons including a Pro Bowl appearance. Here's to hoping Eric Berry can do the same.
Just gotta say I love Philly Brown and hope he gets back on the field ASAP. We need his speed and he seems to have natural talent at WR. I hope his ceiling could be like a poor mans Smitty or that he can at least become our returner long term. Seems like a great guy too.
I'd be just fine with never seeing Philly on another return unit.
As surprisingly impressive as he has been as a WR, he's been equally terrible as a returner. Just let him focus on being a WR. He looks like he could have a future with the Panthers and it's as a WR.