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Very Early First Two Rounds - 2 OTs?

31 October 2014 - 01:24 PM

Well ... I guess it is never too early to start thinking of next year's draft.  With interesting prospects coming out in positions where we have holes, this could be a stellar draft with day 1 starters ... that assumes there are no more DEs on the board for DG to draft. 

 

Assuming we draft in the top 10, the following could be on the board for rds 1 & 2.  Who do you take?

 

RD1

OT - Andrus Peat

OT- Cedric Ogbuehi

WR - Amari Cooper

S - Landon Collins

 

 

RD2

OT - Ereck Flowers

RB - Melvin Gordon

WR - Rashad Greene

CB - Jalen Collins

S - Kurtis Drummond

 

 

IMO ... as much as I would love to see Amari in a Panthers uniform across from KB and Collins would give us a presence we haven't had in years, there is no way we skip on grabbing the top OT available.  Its doubtful that DG finds Gross' replacement in free agency again and he will be run out of town if he doesn't address the position.  Scherff is likely gone so its Peat or Ogbuehi.  Honestly, I haven't done a lot of digging on Cedric yet but I like what I have seen from Peat.  RD1 - Peat

 

RD 2 is a tough one.  Thinking out loud .... Another OT (especially like Flowers) gives us great competition and likely solves the O-line problem as Chandler can go back to OG and compete with Amini and Turner.  Stewart and Williams days are numbered due to their contracts but we can't spend more money on that position and there are plenty of serviceable RBs.  A quality WR, CB or S would provide immediate help.  Cam needs more weapons.  ....  If we don't pickup a decent RT in free agency, I think we have to double-dip and go OT again ... Flowers. 

 

DG did it with DTs, do you think we double-dip again with OTs?  I know the best player available lecture ... blah, blah blah.  This year, he takes best player available at one of our many needs.

 

 


Class Move by the Patriots

06 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

As much as I dislike the Pats, their video tribute supporting pediatric cancer and having the cheerleaders wear Still's jersey in support of his daughter, was pure class.  Kudos to Robert Kraft and the Patriot organization. 

 

This came from yahoo sports.

 

http://sports.yahoo....-041411028.html


Hurst Starting at LT

28 September 2014 - 02:02 PM

Good to get a look at the guy we passed on for 7 rounds.

Ranking the Owners - JR #19

04 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

19. Jerry Richardson, Panthers

 

You probably didn’t know that Richardson played in the NFL. This is because his career was undistinguished. In two years as a Baltimore Colt, Richardson caught just 15 passes. “Undistinguished” can also be applied to Richardson’s ownership career. In the 21 years (19 seasons) since the Panthers’ founding, there have been only five playoff appearances, and little consistency. Before 2013, the Panthers had won 11 or more games four times. All four times, they won eight or fewer the following season. As a person, Richardson’s humble persona is sometimes belied by surprisingly vicious actions. He infamously fired his own sons before even more infamously insulting Drew Brees and Peyton Manning during 2011’s CBA negotiations. Throughout the talks, Richardson was billed as the “least flexible and most pessimistic” of the owners, and didn’t seem to want to mediate with the union so much as break it. Finally, there’s Richardson’s stadium machinations. Despite Bank of America Stadium’s relative youth, Richardson has already ransomed the fine people of Charlotte for $87.5 million, and a favorable lease. With the team instructed to be sold within two years of Richardson’s death, it’s conceivable it could jump town. Richardson is to be commended for bringing football to the Carolinas, and seemingly doing his best to field a competitive team. But his actions in recent years have suggested that his ego comes before all else.      

By Patrick Daugherty  Rotoworld

 

http://sports.yahoo....00785--nfl.html

 

 

Interesting.?.  What is this garbage about the team being sold within 2 years of his death.  That's news to me ... and not very good news.  I wonder how this tidbit hasn't been discussed before, or did I miss it?


Free Agency Losers

27 March 2014 - 04:00 PM

http://sports.yahoo....00003--nfl.html

 

Below is the piece on Cam.  Pretty much nails it.  Link to Adam Levitan's article is above.  FA isn't over and the draft is yet to come, but there is much more work to be done.  BTW, save the posts about being cap-strapped, we went 12-4 last year and in DG we trust.  Reality is that we are in rough shape right now and there will be no chemistry on the OL, between Cam and his WRs, and in the defensive backfield.  Rivera has a big job in front of him once DG pulls together a roster.
 

 

 1. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
The daggers are coming fast and furious at Cam Newton right now. Let’s start with the offensive line.

Jordan Gross, PFF’s No. 3 left tackle last season, has retired. Travelle Wharton, PFF’s No. 5 guard last season, remains an unsigned free agent. Backup G/C Geoff Hangartner has retired. If the season started today, the projected offensive line is a rag-tag group of Byron Bell at left tackle, Garry Williams at right tackle, Amini Silatolu and Edmund Kugbila at the guard spots and Ryan Kalil at center.

Bell was PFF’s No. 52 tackle last year while playing on the right side and figures to struggle even more on the left side. Williams is former UDFA with 21 career starts in five seasons. Silatolu and Kugbila are youngsters coming off serious injuries. Kalil is the only sure thing. It's arguably the worst unit in the NFL.

OK, now let’s get to the receiving corps. This was a sub-par unit a year ago with declining Steve Smith and underperforming Brandon LaFell leading the way. Now those two are gone, as well as speedster Ted Ginn. The Panthers failed to truly address the position in free agency, only adding 32-year-old (in June) Jerricho Cotchery and Tiquan Underwood to Marvin McNutt and Tavarres King. It’s a room devoid of playmakers.

The third negative for Newton in free agency is significant defensive improvements around the NFC South. The Saints added Jairus Byrd to pair with Kenny Vaccaro at the safety spot. The Bucs scooped up Michael Johnson, Clinton McDonald and a Revis replacement in Alterraun Verner. The Falcons added size with Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai.

Lastly, Newton underwent ankle surgery to repair a ligament issue that’s bothered him since Auburn. He’s been slapped with a four-month rehab timetable, meaning he’ll miss offseason workouts with his new “toys.”  
 


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