we run predominantly a nickel defense as our base, with 3 corners on the field at once. I could be wrong but if we move Bene to Nickel and Tillman outside, that would be awesome. I believe Bene was drafted to be our Nickel
Bene was drafted to be a nickel but turns out he's just a really good corner period. Ive always admired Tillman and I'm sure he'll be on the field a ton but I'm not quite as optimistic he will be better than Bene given where he is in his career. That doesn't mean I dont think he can be of value. I look forward to hearing quotes from DG and Ron.
This thread doesn't make sense... Well a few post make sense... Maybe i needed to see the original title because im not understand the retirement talk. Cats retiring after one year seems pretty clear to me. Guys are retiring after one year... Cj has obviously played more than one year so i dont understand the connection
This is good news in my opinion. Not interested in crabtree, nicks, Morgan, j long, etc etc.. No need to waste millions on these guys when you can find a younger comparable player just walking the streets. Fans are going to start paying attention to these late round picks and and udfas.
I don't know how its so hard to understand... A bad team signing a couple high dollar FA results in a bad team with a big payroll.
Why do they still have money? Because they cut the guys they signed the previous year because they realized paying a WR big money is useless when your defense sucks, or your oline sucks, or your qb sucks.
How awesome was DeSean Jackson in Washington last year? If I remember correctly they got a couple good plays out of him. He also dealt with injuries and skins suffered instability at QB. They were also horrible on defense and struggled to run the ball with consistency. Why would you want to use that situation as an example to support the argument?
While I would entertain an argument about the Panthers offensive philosophies or even in game coaching/management I hardly have an issue with the direction of the team building. We are absolutely doing that the right way.
He's not buying low though. He traded a young, healthy QB who has put up good numbers in his system plus valuable picks for an injury plagued QB. He traded one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL in McCoy for a MLB coming off of a torn ACL. That's not buying low.
Depends on how you look at it. McCoy is big money. They turned him into kiko and maxwell. Kiko could be as good for them as Luke is to us. And they desperately needed help on the back end D. I'd value MLB and CB over RB personally.
Foles verses a healthy Bradford is no contest. While its a huge gamble because of the injury history but a QB with prospects like Bradford aren't just available. Foles was solid for them but how much of that was Kelly? I'll give Kelly the benefit of the doubt when it comes to who he wants playing QB.
I'm not saying he's buying low to save, but if a player like Alonzo was healthy and for some reason a UFA he'd command a top salary. Kelly is gambling, but I think these moves could work out for them.