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Soul Rebel

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#3299219 Panthers veteran players that may be on the bubble

Posted by Soul Rebel on Yesterday, 05:57 PM

I'm almost thinking a reversal on Tolbert. I thought he would make the most sense given his lack of production last year, injury-plagued season in '14, UFA in '16 and his semi-high salary for a FB.... a position that is quickly becoming obsolete due to the h-back and single-set RB look.


Then I saw a stat where the Panthers were 7-3 with Tolbert in the lineup and 1-6-1 without him.  Not sure of the correlation, but crazy coincidence of his impact.  I remember way more miscues and lackluster performances from him, than great games in '14. 


If we lose Cotchery, we probably replace him with a vet (Jennings), so that doesn't open a roster spot.


I agree Cole is probably on the outside looking in.  Harper would be next on the chopping block, especially if we end up with Collins somehow.


I also believe someone like Bersin or Colin Jones if Carolina snags an early CB in the draft.

#3297382 FOX's Peter Schrager: "I expect Carolina to take a WR in the 1st R"

Posted by Soul Rebel on 24 March 2015 - 12:30 PM

Love everything about Perriman..... except his hands.  They're bad.  Very suspect and inconsistent.  One play he will make an incredible high-point grab, and the next he will drop a wide open catch.  Very KB-esque like last year.  


KB wasn't as bad as advertised, but he did frustrate us a lot this past year with his drops.  


If Proehl can help with their techniques and improve the pass catching, Perriman is a bonafide top-20 selection.  


Perfect frame, fast, fluid, big hands, incredible vertical, doesn't shy away from physicality.  Only knocks on him are level of talent faced at UCF and his hands.  


Honestly, at #25 there is a severe knock on every WR.


Strong - Stiff & lacks separation

DGB - off field/character issues

Smith - route running

Agholor - frame/physicality

Perriman - hands


For me, Smith and Agholor are my personal faves, but Perriman is right behind them.  


#3295914 Panthers show interest in RB John Crockett

Posted by Soul Rebel on 23 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Great. A player that won't help us.




Not sure if you're for real or not, but this kid was a beast last season.  1,994 rushing yards, 21 touchdowns in '14.  Great vision, has speed, an extra gear to turn on the jets, ellusive and an ideal size to be an every down back.  He was also a solid receiver out of the back field.  


I know the school is not an SEC or Pac-12 school, but Northern Iowa is in the same conference, and that's where David Johnson went. Johnson should go before Crockett, but I could see Crockett go as early as the 4th, but more than likely 5-6 rounds.  


He screams a Dave Gettleman late-round gem.  


#3295348 Panthers talk to Greg Jennings

Posted by Soul Rebel on 23 March 2015 - 08:44 AM

Agree with Thomas on this.  


It's about value and salary.  AJ is making $7M+ in '15 and '16 and is two years older.  


Both WRs are putting up similar numbers and expectations are about the same, only Jennings would cost 1/2 the price.  


Jennings isn't going to be the beast that he was in GB with Favre/Rodgers, but a solid 70 reception - 750 yard - 8 TD campaign is likely here.  I'd take that, even though Johnson is the more talented WR.  Jennings at $3.5M-4M > Johnson at $7.5M

#3295315 Nelson Agholor WR USC

Posted by Soul Rebel on 23 March 2015 - 08:09 AM

Kid won't be there with our 2nd rounder.  If we want him, take him at #25 and see it much the way Carolina did last year at #28.  The cluster of receivers from last year included:









Though not as many to consider at 28, there are a handful of guys that bring someting different to the table:







Agholor and Smith are my faves for WR at 28.  Strong doesn't do it for me.  Stiff, can't separate from defenders and his game speed looks a little slow for me. Strong has his strengths - physical, tracking, & high pointing the ball, but I feel like we already have that with KB13.


Agholor's routes are a thing of beauty, he has no problem in traffic, has an extra gear to leave defenders in the dust, and is great in space. For me, this is the kind of WR we need between Benji and Olsen. Though Agholor might not be the 'sexy name' like Strong/DGB, he is an amazing fit for the Panthers.   


#3294020 Panthers talk to Greg Jennings

Posted by Soul Rebel on 21 March 2015 - 10:24 PM

Solid pick up. He will be 32 in September but has good dependable hands. #Getts


This is why I want him here.  His hands and experience.  It's what we hoped Cotchery would bring, but even last year, Cotch should not have been viewed as our WR2.  Jennings, though he might not be the sexiest FA signing, is much more reliable than guys that we wanted like Crabtree, Nicks, & Moore.  


Getts waited out the first rush of FAs, and now that the market has seriously died down, he is looking to pounce on a veteran.  Really surprised Jennings has lasted this long.  He's not a dominating force any more, but he certainly fits in to what this team needs at WR.

#3294008 Everyone Pie this man....

Posted by Soul Rebel on 21 March 2015 - 10:16 PM


a rumor that panned out... amazing!

Thanks Jeremy! Much better outcome than the sh1tstorm/ban that could've happened. #GettleMagic

#3293901 Vikings Release Greg Jennings

Posted by Soul Rebel on 21 March 2015 - 08:59 PM

Soul Rebel my man.




I hope this meeting leads to a signing.  I'm the Managing Editor over at Cat Crave, so the tweet that was put out from Cat Crave, was from me earlier.


Trust me, I question "reliable sauces" as much as anyone else on here too, so I get the aprehesion.

#3293620 Vikings Release Greg Jennings

Posted by Soul Rebel on 21 March 2015 - 03:42 PM

If you could elaborate on that "reliable source" just a little bit, I'd appreciate it.

Wish I could, but can't jeopardize his trust.

#3293606 Vikings Release Greg Jennings

Posted by Soul Rebel on 21 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

Soooooo, as much as I question people that have "inside info" or a friend of a friends, cousins, neighbor that happens to watch their dog, that knows something......

I have heard from a reliable source that Jennings is in Charlotte today.

Heard he is meeting with Rivera.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Could be signed or not.

Just thought I'd pass this info on, so take it however you'd like.

#3290568 Cornerbacks in the draft & where they stack up

Posted by Soul Rebel on 19 March 2015 - 08:21 AM

Personally, I figured that 1 CB would go in the first round  (Waynes) but if 3 go as suggested, I think Rollins would be the second or third CB taken, not Darby.  However, we often base our opinions on the opinions of the sites we use to research players. 


I can say that the middle rounds seem ideal for finding value at CB.  It has been our MO to find a talent who runs a slow 40 time and get them later than their play warrants--Norman and Benwikere were both 4.6 combine guys.


Here is the thing about Benwikere that I do not get- People say, "He played well on the outside, but we need to find an outside guy and move him back to nickel."  Outside guys are so hard to find, why not draft a nickel? The draft is really packed through all seven rounds if all you need is a nickel.  I do not see us drafting a CB early.  Remember, they spent a lot of time talking to the Tennessee CB (Coleman, was it?) at the SR bowl.  He is projected on day 3. 


We have a plan at CB for the draft because we did not bring in anyone in free agency.  White is a good reserve, they seemed to like Byndum, so how severe is the need?  We will find out, but do not look for us to go after an elite talent/lockdown (unless they plan to move away from Nornan), because this team is not built to need expensive CBs. 


I really think the Panthers have high hopes for Byndum.  Might not fit the nickel, but he could be their future dime back.  I agree 110% with the though of leaving Bene on the outside, and find a slot corner instead.  Justin Coleman is the kid out of UT that is perfect for the nickel, and could be had in the 5th or 6th round, IMO. 


I love Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters, Ronald Darby, Byron Jones and Josh Shaw.  


The first two will be off the board, Darby might be, and Jones is probably gone before we pick in the 2nd.  Jones, IMO, could be the CB steal of the draft in the early-mid second.  Shaw would be an interesting prospect if he's still there in the 3rd, because he can play that hybrid role that Jones did last year in the slot.  Essentially, having 2.5 safeties, and 2.5 cornerbacks on the field.  Shaw would be great against TEs and goes along with the trend that defenses are moving towards with the 3 safety look.

#3290551 Todd Gurley to visit with the Panthers

Posted by Soul Rebel on 19 March 2015 - 08:03 AM

Any other tired cliches you care to use? I would take that bet right now. Hell I might even take the bet that Gurley isn't there when we pick at 25. 



It's borderline laughable right now all of the fans that are thinking that Gurley will be there in the 2nd.  Like you, I have doubts that he's even there at 25.  


His injuries are bothersome for a first round pick, but from most of what was coming out of Athens after the ACL injury, it's nowhere near Lattimore or McGahee.  By July, he should be good to go, and if he spells Stewart instead of being the number one back in 2015, he should heal fine by 2016. 


To get a starting caliber back at 25 that is compared to Adrian Peterson or a faster Marshawn Lynch in our run heavy offense would be a great get.  


There are others that I want before Gurley at 25, but there's a very strong chance that he will be the BPA at 25 and with Stewart's contract, injury history and age, our GM is thinking farther than just plugging in a player in 2015.


 If there are no medical concerns from our staff, I'd be fine with Gurley at 25 and wouldn't think twice.... depending on who's still on the board.  Cam needs weapons, and a prototypical back with power, speed, elusiveness and a homerun threat everytime he touches the ball, certainly fits the bill.

#3289068 Veteran WRs getting no interest

Posted by Soul Rebel on 18 March 2015 - 08:46 AM

Though a couple of years older, Jennings is still out there too. Depends on what Carolina wants to do.  


Jennings seems like the best blend of maturity/production/knowing his role, than the other WRs out there.  If the Panthers want a 2-yr mentor for KB, Brown and whomever they draft this year, then maybe Jennings would be the best move. 


Nicks, Crabtree and Moore present the most potential to stay longer as our #2, but they all seem like they have a lot more to prove in still being relevant.


If DG is inking one of these guys to 1 or 2 - year deals, is Jennings really any worse for us long-term than the other younger players?  


Since 2011, Jennings has 230 rec - 2,861 yds - 23 TDs - and he missed half of the 2012 season.  His 23 TD > Crabtree (18) > Moore (17) > Nicks (14)


Jennings will be 32 when the season starts, but if Carolina grabs someone like Devin Smith, Breshad Perriman, Nelson Agholor or Tre McBride, then Jennings veteran presence would be ideal between Benji and the 2 younger guys.

#3287553 Stephen Hill

Posted by Soul Rebel on 17 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

I knew FA would be bad but when Panther fans are trying to push Hill to a #2 job it's epic bad.


I agree that Hill as a #2 should not be expected, but he has the perfect skillset to be an NFL WR2:


23 years old


215 lbs.

4.36 40-time

39.5" vertical

33"+ arm length

$600k salary


He came into the league raw and I'm pretty confident that most GMs knew he was a project.  After 2 years in a crappy environment, he came here and has been brought along slowly.  He's had guys like Cotch, Avant and Olsen to help him.  I honestly think Ginn can help him as well.  One speedster to another how to use the physics of his talent to his advantage.


The Panthers love players that know a system and I definitely see him getting a shot.  I don't think his presence here keeps the organization from looking for a #2 receiver in FA or the draft, but I also don't think the book has been closed on Hill yet.  

#3281934 CB Teddy Williams Signs With Panthers

Posted by Soul Rebel on 13 March 2015 - 09:13 AM

On the bright side, this should technically remove all of the worry with signing Jarrett Boykin, right?


Looks like DG was looking to help our ST unit and this helps a lot. Add the LB from MIN on a cheap deal, and the trio of Teddy G, Teddy W and Gachkar improves this unit big time.