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Spending $13.1 million

21 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

As all of you know, we tagged Greg Hardy at a cost of $13.1 million in cap space. According to those closest to the team, there was never any intention of signing him long term nor any attempt to trade him. So consider him a 1 year rental.


Here's the question/exercise...what could we have done with that same amount of cap space if we chose not to tag Hardy?  A few examples follow. Please note this thread has nothing to do with his legal problems, we are only looking at the potential value of a great defensive end versus filling some holes in other areas with good players.


For example, here are 3 players we could have signed and stayed roughly the same in cap impact:

  • Golden Tate, WR, Cap hit of $3.1 million
  • Jason Veldheer, LT, Cap hit of $2.5 million
  •  Aquib Talib, CB, Cap hit of $7.9 million


Would we have been better off with these 3 or with Greg Hardy alone?


If you want to look at who was available, check this link: http://www.cbssports...ons/free-agents


For cap charges, follow this link: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/ and just type in who you want to search for.


The point of all of this is to show that we had a number of viable options available to us. Guys like Branden Albert, DeSean Jackson, Eric Decker and Alterraun Verner. And by the way, our old buddy Mike Mitchell carries a $2.2 million cap hit this year.


It's your chance to play GM. Have at it.



Nothing more than a blip on the radar

21 September 2014 - 11:03 PM

We will get over this. I still believe in this team and our coaches.


Yes, we laid an egg tonight. It happens. But for all of you mouthbreathers calling for Shula's head, or Cam's head, stop and realize we gave up 454 yards on defense tonight.  Do you really believe this defense is this bad, or was it just one of those nights?


We are a good team. We will recover. This D is too good to let this happen on a regular basis. So forget your agendas against Shula or against Cam, and get ready to watch us get back to solid football this week against Baltimore.

Charlotte Observer Content

17 September 2014 - 09:28 AM

So I happened to link into an article about KB on the Observer today...


I start reading, and the "please subscribe" crap pops up. As in the past, I closed the advert and went on reading the article. It popped up again, and every time I tried to close it, it would go to the fist page of the general news section. Finally, I gave up.


This kind of stuff really pisses me off. Their revenue from advertisers, I assume, is largely based on page hits. Why is the subscription necessary as well?


There is plenty of good content on the internet without the need to subscribe, so why should the reader be obliged to do it? Anyone else find this obnoxious, or is it just me?

Did you play o-line?

09 September 2014 - 06:09 PM

Question for you ex-offensive linemen...


Yesterday, the Panthers rotated o-linemen due to conditioning and heat concerns. Rivera talked about how it helped having fresh bodies coming in. So the question is, why don't we see this more often?


I understand the chemistry and communication issues. Are these not perhaps offset by getting occasional rest during the game? D-lines rotate all the time. Why is it important for them but not for o-linemen?


This is something I've often wondered about. And to take it a step further, you could tailor personnel groupings to the play call, i.e. better pass protection vs pulling specialists, etc.


Educate me Huddle.