Double Trouble are too comfortable. They know we can't get rid of them because of their contracts. I think we should sign Chris Johnson and give them some competition. It would piss them off to no end if Getts did that.
It's obvious what Gettleman is trying to do now. He's trying to transform the offense into what the Ravens had 2 years ago when they won the superbowl. We have the tight ends if Dickson signs. We have the possession receivers in Cotchery and Avant. We could have 1 deep threat WR with Tavarres King. We need another deep threat wide receiver.
Well ... since the huddle is saying no, it probably has a better than 50% chance of happening.
I don't read too much into the timing of his release and gang activity. Speculation and media fodder. A lot of quality players are released well ahead of the draft. It probably had more to do with his contract and nobody wanting to be on the hook for that much $$$$.
That said, I've read other places that he has connections to Cam. Unlike Nicks, he is a true #1 and would probably like to be paired with Cam on a team with our defense. Short of a stud LT coming available, this makes sense if we are going to spend money. The deal can be structured so it doesn't cripple us in the first couple years. Add a stud OL and another WR in rds. 1-3 ... and we're getting back on track.
You sign Jackson, No need to get another WR. S Jax, JC, Hair will be more productive than SS, Lafell, Ginn, and Hixon this past year.
Everything I have read is that he is a rt tackle but that begs the question of what we do at LT
I think they might actually go with BB at LT believe it or not. If either Jake Mathews, Greg Robinson, Taylor Lewan or Zack Martin drop to 28, I'm pretty sure Gettleman would be doing back flips in the war room. Laugh You're right that MM is a RT but he'll be pretty darn good at RT. He's a powerful run blocker who isn't a complete liability in pass pro. He played LT this past year at UVA but yeah the scouting community doesn't think he can cut it at LT in the NFL.
Yes I did take it as an insult to Smith and I believe that Smith was bothered by it as well. You don't tell the media that you're evaluating Smith while speaking of him in the past tense. You are right about one thing though, words do have meaning.
Asked if there's any chance the Pantherswould part ways with Smith -- set to make $4 million guaranteed along with a $3 million bonus -- Gettleman said: "Steve's had a great career, and (super-long pause) the bottom line is, it's part of the evaluation process."
We are getting too technical but that isn't past tense. It's present perfect. I am an English teacher you know. Laugh
Is it ruthless? Yes Is it an insult? No Gettleman is evaluating whether or not it is worth it to pay him that 7 million bonus. Being ruthless in this business is not a bad thing. That doesn't mean he will be gone. Steve's reaction to the comments is "Do you realize who I am?" Do you realize what I've done for this organization?" when the appropriate thing to say is business is business. No player in this league is above this.
What gives me hope against San Francisco is the Colts kicked their fanny. The Colts ran the ball well and played good defense. That was the biggest factor in them winning that game. If the Colts can do it, so can we. San Fran isn't as good as people make them out to be. We can beat them.
Promoting Shula was the right decision. There is no reason to change the game plan based on the last 6 games. Hiring someone else would have done that possibly.. This offense achieved offensive balance where they were capable of running the ball 30+ times and throwing the ball 30+ times. Absolutely no need to mess with that.