We best come out of FA with something resembling a LT and a RT before FA ends... ...and no, I don't believe the answer is on the roster.
The reality is outside of Smith, and Muhammed before him and then with him, they never had stellar WRs. Hopefully this draft changes this.
Gettleman needs to hit on every single draft pick if this team is to survive this season...particularly this season with Shula, no Oline, and no WRs.
This was a wholesale gutting and I really don't believe that was Gettleman's intention. How he could not have seen Gross' retirement, and planned a replacement after asking Gross to take a pay cut, and then voiding the contract, well its just mind boggling.
and don't think other players don't watch how a team's current players are treated when making decisions. We are sitting here with a Top 2 defense and offensive players not interested in coming here...that's either the OC, the GM, the QB or all combined.
Not sure if JR would stop DG and Rivera from canning Shula, unless he wanted to expressly continue good relations and being invited to dinner parties with his father, Don Shula.
Don't think who ever the OC is would make a difference to Cam.
The only possible effect, maybe Newton re-establishing a relationship and how long it would take him having input in the offense, as he does now.
But that shouldn't make a difference to Cam. He wants to win and put up points. And if there's someone who can, so let it be.
It is hard to tell if its personnel in desperate need of playmaker infusion, young playmaker infusion or the play calling or both.
Three things are true to me:
1. failing at the 1 yard line twice and doing the same thing in both of those drives is mind boggling. As I heard
Strahan said, 'you challenge San Fran on the edges, not up the middle. Why not spread them out?'.
2. being in the low 20s in offense won't cut in the playoffs, no matter the cause.
3. As I said before, the Panthers can't count on a miracle every week to get a W, from either side of the ball.
I hope Gettleman makes changes and when it comes to the guards, not sure the ones on IR are the answer either.
Regardless, Panthers fought for everything and enver quit. I just hate Collin Kapernick more than I ever thought I would or could. That little demonstration in the endzone totally bush league. If Newton had done that, the headlines would be screaming what a thug he is. If i had been Kapernick's coach, he would have gotten a 'act like you have been there before speech from me.